Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) marked today as “Daman Pratirodh Diwas”. SKM sent a letter to the President of India even as many other associated organisations also took up taluk and district level protests in hundreds of locations across India to submit the memorandum to the President, to demand an end to repression on protesting farmers and their supporters.
Samyukt Kisan Morcha welcomed the release on bail of Disha Ravi in the frivolous and unacceptable “toolkit case” and welcomed the many observations made by Judge Dharmendar Rana in his orders. SKM demanded immediate action against the Delhi Police in this case who flouted many norms and arrested Disha Ravi in an illegal and extra-constitutional manner.
As the farmers’ movement completes 91 days at Delhi borders support for the farmers’ movement also grows. Along with that government efforts to malign the movement and its sympathizers.
SKM also condemned the intimidation tactics of Delhi Police Special Cell against CPI-ML Delhi State Secretary Ravi Rai, the police’s pursuit of Navkiran Natt of Trolley Times, and flouting of legal norms yet again.
SKM also condemned the action of Bihar Police in Sitamarhi of registering cases against protestors associated with Samyukt Kisan Morcha in the rail roko protest and ask for an immediate withdrawal of all such cases.
On February 26, honouring the contribution of youth in this movement, a ‘Yuwa Kisan Diwas’ will be organised. On this day all the stages of SKM will be operated by the youth. Youth from various states are requested to join the Delhi Borders.
On January 27, on Guru Ravidas Jayanti and martyrdom day of Shaheed Chandrasekhar Azad, “Kisan Majdoor Ekta Diwas” will be celebrated. All the citizens are appealed to strengthen this movement by joining the Delhi borders.
SKM press note also noted that mahapanchayats being organised by SKM continue with the strong participation of farmers in different locations of Haryana, Rajasthan and other states.