Srinagar 8 December (KNB): The United Sikh Forum and Jammu Kashmir Kissan Tehreek staged a protest at Press enclave Srinagar, in solidarity with the farmers protesting across India against the three Farm Acts passed by the Indian Parliament.
The protestors (United Sikh Forum) told Kashmir News Bureau, “We stand by the farmers who have given a ‘Bharat Band’ call today and we demand repealing of the three Anti-Farmers Laws.”
They said, “we are going to protest as long as the farmers want us,” adding that it’ll be better to repeal these laws.
On the other hand, Jammu and Kashmir Kissan Tehreek raised slogans against the three farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government.
One of the protestors said, “We are here to express our support to the farmers protesting in Delhi. We want the government to repeal the Anti-Farmer Laws.”
“We will stand by our farmers until these laws are taken back, we are not going anywhere until justice is served,” he added.
Another protestor said that it does matter if it rains, snows or even storms come by, we are here protesting tall and strong against these black laws.
Pertinently, Farmers across India are protesting against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
As per the Government the three laws seek to open up farm trade but are described as “anti-farmer laws” by farmer unions, while others say it would leave farmers at the “mercy of corporates. (KNB)