Sunday, 19th September 2020, marks the one year of Punjab farmer unions joining hands to fight 3 black laws together. The seeds of the current historic struggle were sown in Punjab on this day.
After the recent political upheaval in Punjab and announcement of a new Chief minister, there are speculations of its impact on the farmers movement. Samkyut Kisan Morcha has commented that such bickerings of political parties either within a party or between parties is not going to affect the movement.
Various political parties are organising their own planning meetings in different states for making Bharat Bandh on September 27th a success. Various sections of society are stepping forward to express their support and solidarity to the Bandh call.
Fourth death anniversary of spirited and committed farmer leader of Haryana Shri Ghasi Ram Nain
The day was marked with respect and inspiration, at Badowal Toll Plaza in Jind, Haryana today where hundreds of farmers gathered. Several SKM leaders took part in a large public gathering to mark the occasion.
Historic Kisan Mahapanchayat in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh
A historic Kisan Mahapanchayat in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur was attended by thousands of farmers and agricultural workers from the Awadh region. SKM announced that there will be Kisan Mahapanchayats organised in all districts in the coming days. There will also be an agitation launched in the coming fortnight for a compensation of Rs.250 per quintal to avoid straw-burning.
Samyukt Kisan Morcha expresses deep regret at the unsavoury incidents that some supporters of Akali Dal, who were on their way to Delhi to oppose the 3 black laws, had to experience at Singhu Border on the night of 16th September 2021. SKM states that such misbehaviour from any protestors is unacceptable and this is clearly going against the farmers’ movement itself.
On 16th September night, the Akali Dal supporters who had come to the protest site from Punjab, on their way to Delhi, were put through a abusive spat by a small team of protestors and SKM condemns this behaviour. SKM volunteers intervened at that time itself, and ensured that the supporters of Akali Dal are not harmed in any way, and no further misbehaviour takes place. In a meeting of the 32 farmers’ organisations of Punjab, this issue was discussed and there was a strong condemnation of the same. A warning has been issued against any such misbehaviour.
State level planning meetings of SKM in various places to make Bharat Bandh on 27th Sept. a success including Erode, Tamilnadu and Allahabad, UP. Kisan Panchayat to be held in Ghoorpur Subzi Mandi in Allahabad on 23rd September.
Shetkari Samvad Yatra underway to cover 12 districts of Maharashtra
Shetkari Samvad Yatra that is underway in Maharashtra has reached Gadhinglaj in Kolhapur district today. Leaders of Kolhapur, Satara and Sangli district participated here.
Yatra reached out to at least one lakh people directly so far in its journey of 2000 kilometers, covering 12 districts of Maharashtra. Enthusiastic support to the yatra and the historic kisan andolan through the Yatra organised by multiple farmers’ organisations like Satyashodhak Shetkari Sangathan and Shramik Shetkari Sanghatana which are constituents of All India Kisan Mahasabha.
Bihar’s Bhojpur MLA Sudama Prasad also joined the yatra.
A huge bike rally was organised in Sonepat town and rural areas to support the Bharat Bandh on September 27th. This was organised by Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti of Sonepat with support from AIKKMS.
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