Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) described the transfer of SDM Ayush Sinha who ordered to ’break heads’ of farmers in Karnal along as only a protection and promotion. Haryana government is trying in vain to save the murderer officer.
Farmers org say it is completely insufficient and deceitful towards the farmers wherein culprits are being saved. Unless a case for murder is registered and the SDM is sacked by 6th of September, farmers will gherao the Mini Secretariat in Karnal from 7th September.
Meanwhile, after the martyrdom of Sushil Kajal, who was grievously injured by lathicharge in Karnal, the effigy of the Chief Minister of Haryana was burned. The demand to immediately sack the murderer SDM and to register a case of murder was raised in various districts of Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, etc.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha condemned the lathicharge on KKU workers in Punjab’s Moga City today, and demanded immediate action against the officials. The farmers were lathicharged when they were peacefully going to talk to Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Badal.
New rules for the procurement of paddy by the Union Government are anti-farmer: SKM
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has said that the anger of the farmers is rising against the new rules issued by the Union Government for the purchase of paddy. In the new standards being set, the purchase of broken grains has been reduced from 25% to 20%, moisture content has been reduced from 15% to 14%, the percentage of purchase of damaged paddy has been reduced from 3% to 2%, and red grains which had a limit of 3% till now, will no longer be purchased. It is clear from the norms being set by the government, that it wants to buy minimal paddy from the farmers at the support price, SKM said.
Along with the protest of the farmers, the new rules are also being opposed by the Rice Millers’ Association. Farm Unions of Punjab have refused to accept the new norms, while condemning and opposing them.
Formation of Coordination Committees of Samyukt Kisan Morcha in various states
In accordance with the decision taken at the National Convention of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha held on August 26-27 at the Singhu border, meetings have begun in various states for the formation of coordination committees of Samyukt Kisan Morcha.
Meetings have already been held in Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh. In Uttar Pradesh, a meeting has been called on 9-10 September in Lucknow. Reports of meetings in Madhya Pradesh on 3rd September and in Bihar on 11th September have been received.
According to Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a target has been set to set up coordination committees in all the states before September 25, so that the Bharat Bandh can be organized more effectively than before by ensuring the participation of more organizations.
Muzaffarnagar Kisan Mahapanchayat on 5th September
The preparations for the Muzaffarnagar Kisan Mahapanchayat of 5th September are going in full swing. Meetings are being held in the districts of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Punjab, in addition to other states. Thousands of farmers are participating with great enthusiasm in these preparatory meetings. A large number of farmers from other states are also mobilizing.
Issued by –
Balbir Singh Rajewal, Dr Darshan Pal, Gurnam Singh Charuni, Hannan Mollah, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Shivkumar Sharma ‘Kakkaji’, Yudhvir Singh, Yogendra Yadav