Farmers’ march to Raj Bhavans
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha on Tuesday gave a call for “Raj Bhavan marches” across the country on November 26 to mark the second anniversary of the farmers’ agitation it spearheaded against the now-repealed three farm laws.
In a statement, the SKM, an umbrella body of several farm unions, said it would hold a meeting in Delhi on November 14 to give final form to the Raj Bhavan marches and to finalise the memorandum to be submitted to the governors.
The call was given at an online meeting of the SKM coordination committee and drafting committee. The meeting was attended by farmer leaders Hannan Mollah, Darshan Pal, Yudhvir Singh, Medha Patkar, Rajaram Singh, Atul Kumar Anjan, Satyavan, Ashok Dhawale, Avik Saha, Sukhdev Singh, Raminder Singh, Vikas Shishir and Dr Sunilam.
“In the meeting, it was decided that large marches of farmers to the Raj Bhavans will be held on November 26 to mark two years of the historic SKM-led farmers’ struggle,” the SKM statement said.
Farmer leaders condemned the changes being made by the central government in the rules of the Forest Conservation Act.
They also decided to extend solidarity with tribal organisations that are fighting for their rights, on the occasion of martyr Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary on November 15.