Peasants Continue Protests at Delhi Border; Condemn Repression by Haryana, Intimidation by Central Govt.

All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC)

Press Bulletin: 3pm, 30 November, 2020*

PM’s Defence of the 3 Farm Bills in His Man ki Baat Shows Govt. Completely Opposed to Solving Demands of Farmers

Call Given to Farmers of Nearby States to Reach Delhi, Solidarity Protests in Delhi & All Cities and for Massive All-India Protest Programs in Rural & Urban Areas

The Prime Minister has called the new farm laws a fulfilment of the farmers’ demand itself, “for higher income”,  “giving them new rights and new opportunities” and his utterances is a further insult to their farmers’ hopes that the Govt will make sincere effort to address their issues and concerns. The Govt is still claiming it has to create awareness about the benefits of the Farm Acts, while farmers are clear that these Acts are only about Freedom to the Corporate, Opportunities for the Corporate, Income for the Corporate, at the cost of farmers.

All 30 Punjab farmer organizations, the AIKSCC and other farmer groupings have correctly decided to unambiguously reject the appeal by Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, asking farmers to move to Burari, which they all see as an attempt to restrain them and create illusions of talks and settlement. They have correctly rejected conditional talks, while keeping the doors open for any sincere effort by the Govt.

The Working Group of AIKSCC has hailed the clarity of thought being articulated by the farmers organisations and has once again appealed to the Govt of India not to treat this issue as a law and order problem by involving the Intelligence agencies and Home Ministry.

Farmers of India are here in Delhi and are continuing to flow in from all directions with only one objective in mind – to get the 3 Farm Acts and the EB 2020 revoked. They have no other demand. They are at pains to explain to the Govt that they fully understand the impact of these laws; each and every protestor is articulate and clear about this. It is only the Prime Minister, his Cabinet Ministers, his officials and his set of experts and advisors who do not understand that farmers see these Acts as an attack on their ownership of land through contract farming, as an attack on their income and increase in their debts, as winding up Govt controls and freedom to Big Corporations, MNCs in agriculture production, processing and marketing of foods, as winding up of assured pricing, procurement, Govt storage and food supplies, as increasing farmer suicides, as increasing food prices and black marketing and end PDS, etc.

The AIKSCC decided to urge farmers bodies to immediately rally all forces into Delhi to intensify this protest. AIKSCC shall coordinate joint protests by various mass organisations in Delhi and other major cities by various sections of our  citizens as “Ham Kisano ke Saaath” campaigns. AIKSCC has called upon all state bodies to prepare exact mass protests programs jointly in large numbers in order to rally the farmers and rural India all over the country to force the Govt. to relent and withdraw these 3 Farm Acts and EB 2020. Urban people will also be involved in these protests which include sit-in demonstrations and protests in front of toll plazas, Reliance pumps, Adani malls etc.