Eastern Times, New Delhi: Responding to the plea of the imprisoned social workers in Maharashtra’s Taloja jail in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case, ten political prisoners of Dumdum Central Jail became vocal about the new agricultural laws and went on hunger strike Sunday morning in support of Delhi’s farmers movement. It is learned that eight political prisoners of Behrampur jail will also go on hunger strike against the law on Monday.
Social workers imprisoned in Taloja jail participated in a symbolic one-day strike in support of agitating farmers on Farmers’ Day on December 23. They appealed the common men to support the struggle of the peasants so that their voices are heard and strengthened.
In a statement prisoners’ complained that the government has passed the law taking the opportunity of lockdown and coronavirus pandemic adding that it is nothing but government manipulation. They further complained that the farmers are fighting for their rights in the bone-chilling cold of Delhi in protest of the Agriculture Act.
The government is accused of complicating the matters and slandering against the farmers.
Instead of supporting the farmers, the Centre has remained steadfast in its decision and that it has been conspiring to weaken the peaceful peasant movement.
According to the political prisoners on hunger strike, the government is trying to harm the interests of the farmers by joining hands with the corporates. In the name of rescuing them, the government is throwing the farmers in the mouths of the sharks called ‘corporates’ which cannot be accepted in any way.