Samyukta Kisan Morcha writes letter to President to free farmers
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha on Wednesday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding “unconditional” release of arrested farmers and withdrawal of “false” cases in connection with the protest against the new agri laws.
In its letter, the Morcha, an umbrella body of farmer unions agitating against the three central laws, also said that notices allegedly being sent by police and other investigating agencies to the protesting farmers should be stopped.
“Under the banner of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, farmers have been staging sit-ins around Delhi for the last three months, but hundreds of farmers and agitation supporters have been lodged in jails by the government of India and many state governments and false cases have been registered against them,” said the letter shared by the SKM.
It said “innocent” farmers should be released from jails without any condition.
The letter was sent to the President as the protesting farmer unions observed the day as “Daman Pratirodh Diwas”.
The SKM welcomed the release of climate activist Disha Ravi, arrested by Delhi police and booked for sedition for editing and sharing a social media toolkit on the farmers’ movement.
On Tuesday night Disha was released from Tihar jail hours after a city court granted her bail.