Nonviolent Struggle Wins: Three Anti-Farmer Indian Laws to Be Repealed
BRICS, 22 Nov 2021
*Samyukta Kisan Morcha Press Statement*
November 19th 2021, 10.30am
The Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi announced the Government of India’s decision to repeal all three anti-farmer, pro-corporate black laws first brought in as Ordinances in June 2020. He chose to announce this on Guru Nanak Jayanti.
Samyukt Kisan Morcha welcomes this decision and will wait for the announcement to take effect through due parliamentary procedures. If this happens, it will be a historic victory of the one-year-long farmers’ struggle in India. However, nearly 700 farmers have been martyred in this struggle. The central government’s obstinacy is responsible for these avoidable deaths, including the murders at Lakhimpur Kheri.
SKM also reminds the Prime Minister that the agitation of farmers is not just for the repeal of the three black laws, but also for a statutory guarantee of remunerative prices for all agricultural produce and for all farmers. This important demand of farmers is still pending. So also is the withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill. SKM will take note of all developments, hold its meeting soon and announce further decisions.
*Issued by -*
Balbir Singh Rajewal, Dr Darshan Pal, Gurnam Singh Charuni, Hannan Mollah, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Shivkumar Sharma ‘Kakkaji’, Yudhvir Singh
*Samyukta Kisan Morcha*
- the three highly-contested farm laws will be repealed in the Parliament session which will start at the end of the month, starting on November 29.
- The announcement came in a televised address months before Uttar Pradesh and Punjab elections.
- The move came during the festival of Guru Purab, when the birthday of the Sikhism founder is celebrated.
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