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3rd All India Conference of AIKMS at Allahabad from April 2 to 4, 2016

All India Organization of peasants and agricultural labourers is holding its third All India conference at Allahabad (UP) from April 2 to 4, 2016. All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) was founded in 2000 at a conference at Rajahmundry (AP). AIKMS has influence in 11 states of the country.

All India Conference will be attended by representatives of peasants and agricultural labourers elected at their respective state conferences. Nearly six hundred delegates representing nearly 3 lakh members are expected to participate in the deliberations of the delegate sessions to be held at Mandapam Hall on April 3 & 4.

The delegate sessions will be preceded by a rally of peasants and agricultural labourers which will start from Chandrashekhar Azad Park in Allahabad. The rally will culminate in a public meeting which will be addressed by leaders of AIKMS and others.

Delegate sessions of All India Conference of AIKMS from April 2 to 4 shall be inaugurated on April 3 at 10 am by Retd Justice BG Kolse Patil of Mumbai High Court. Justice BG Kolse Patil is a famous social crusader of Maharashtra. and is a leader of the ‘Lok Shasan Andolan’ based in Pune which opposes SEZs and destruction on environment. He was a leader of the huge movement against Mukesh Ambani’s SEZ for which he was forcefully acquiring 10,000 hectares of land in Raigad district and presently associated with movement against Nuclear power plant at Jaitapur. Representatives of the fraternal organizations will greet the conference in the inaugural session.

All India Conference will discuss and decide upon a Call to the peasants and agricultural labourers. Conference is taking place at a time when the agriculture sector is facing a deep crisis and peasants and agricultural labourers are in deep distress. The conference will deliberate on these issues and will formulate demands for struggle of peasants and agricultural labourers.

Conference will also discuss the report and review of the activities of AIKMS since its last all India conference at Jalandhar. It will draw lessons from this period to develop struggles and strengthen the organization. Conference will also consider resolutions on immediate issues.

Conference will elect office bearers and members of the Central Executive Committee.