On the nationwide call given by All India Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay samiti and the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, farmers and common man from across the state will burn the effigy of anti-farmer laws of central government in Holi on Sunday and take an oath to intensify the ongoing nationwide movement.
Chhattisgarh Kisan Andolan convener Sudesh Tikam and Chhattisgarh Kisan Sabha president Sanjay Parate said that this movement would continue till these laws are withdrawn.
They informed that all the constituent organizations associated with Chhattisgarh Kisan Andolan will participate in the event, so that the rural public can be made aware of the ill effects of these laws. The sole aim of the movement is to protect the interest of the farmers and prevent corporatization of the country’s economy.
Farmer leaders have said that the common experience of farmers of the country is that their crops are being looted at throwaway prices and they do not have any legal protection. Privatization of mandis and contract farming will further increase this difficulties. The Kisan Sabha and other organisatons are opposing handing over the country’s food stocks and grain trade to Adani-Ambani, as it will increase hoarding, black marketing and inflation in the country at a rapid pace.
Farmers need legal protection to get the value of their hard work, so they want to bring the minimum support price within the purview of the law based on the C-2 formula of the Swaminathan Commission. The return of these three black laws and the law making of the MSP has a direct relationship.
Leaders of the Kisan Andolan said that this nationwide movement will be most peaceful, democratic in spite of the provocation of the Modi government after independence.
All the constituent organizations associated with Chhattisgarh Kisan Andolan will burn copies of these black laws in Holi and through this they will tell the villagers about the anti-farmer laws of the three laws and the demands of this nationwide movement.