Rakesh Tikait has announced SAVE AGRICULTURE PROTEST on 26 June.

SAVE AGRICULTURE PROTEST
SAVE AGRICULTURE PROTEST

Farmers’ protests in India have been an international topic of discussion on mainstream and digital media when they first started last winter. The protests by farmers are going to start once again as  Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait announces that farmers across the country will be protesting outside all the Raj Bhavans against three farm laws on 26 June. Samyukta Kisan Morcha has called for a “save agriculture, save democracy sit-in protests.

The joint platform of trade unions, including anyuk CITU, AITUC, INTUC, LPF, HMS, and others, expressed their support to farmers in their agitation against the farm laws.

Modi’s BJP introduced three agricultural bills, billing them as a watershed moment for Indian agriculture.

A senior adviser to the Ministry of Agriculture warns that India may soon earn the dubious title of farmer suicide capital of the world’.

Support from the Canadian PM

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has spoken in support of farmers’ protests. This support comes at a time the farmer protests in India are about to surge again. The previous protests by farmers were supported by some international celebrities but this time, it is going to be the Canadian Prime Minister.

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has issued an open threat to the central government over the farm laws standoff between the farmers and the Centre.

He said that the central government needs to be taught a lesson as they are not willing to talk to the farmers. Tikait has asked farmers to be ready to scale up the protests.

The farmers fear the policies will make them vulnerable to corporate exploitation and would dismantle the minimum support price regime.

Due to the agrarian crisis/government policies, 3.92 lakh farmers have committed suicide since 2000.

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