More students and youth come out to support as the farmers as preparation for Bharat Bandh moves full steam ahead.
Rallies are moving to make mass appeals for participation and several political parties, trade unions, student, women’s organizations have extended their support. A new feature is the enthusiastic participation of young city intellectuals who are moving in support.
96,000 tractors and 12 million farmers are protesting on the Delhi border. This is the largest demonstration in the history of the earth.
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RSS façade of ‘Swadeshi’ and BJP’s pretense of ‘Aatmanirbhar’ Vikas
Working Group of the AIKSCC has severely criticised the Govt. announcement that it will not withdraw the 3 Farm Acts. It shows that the Govt. is adamant and rigid in its determination to coerce the people of India, that it is not open to any criticism and suggestions, and that all this time it was simply wasting the time of the country by pretending to hold talks with an open mind.
AIKSCC ina press release stated that Govt’s dogged refusal to withdraw 3 Farm Acts & EB 2020 betrays its subservience to Corporate and MNCs. The Govt. has no logic to justify its stand and it is obviously bowing down before Corporate and MNC interests. It has exposed the pretentious and double faced character of BJP’s “Aatmanirbhar Vikas” and RSS’s “Swadeshi” slogan.
RSS’s Bhartiya Kisan Sangh’s has expressed its support to the 3 Farm Acts. This exposes the true anti-farmer character of RSS and affiliates.
Government empty assurances and subservience to corporates
AIKSCC has again questioned the basis on which the Govt is claiming that it will reform the laws and give an assurance on MSP and procurement. Govt. experts have been openly claiming that Govt. procurement has to stop because the country is grain surplus and food stocks are 2.5 times the requirement. They also say that MSP cannot be hardwired into law. What then is the credibility of any assurance of procurement and MSP? The 3 Farm Acts state that they promote the establishment of Mandis by private big corporate, which automatically proves that the Govt. mandi will be de-promoted, like in all other sectors like health, education, insurance, banking, etc. This amply proves that Govt. intends to stop procurement.
Farmers of India fully understand the impact of these laws, that they will create complete control and monopoly over Indian agricultural markets and will ruin and uproot peasants from their land. They are determined to fight this struggle to the very end and are joining in larger numbers in Delhi.
AIKSCC has demanded the repeal of the 3 Central Farm Acts and the EB 2020 and all farmers groups and associations are determined to ensure such repeal.