Eastern Times , New Delhi : In a controversial statement on the deaths of farmers during the protest against the centre’s new farm laws, Haryana Agriculture Minister JP Dalal on Saturday said “Wouldn’t they have died if they were at home? Had they been at their homes, they would have died there also.
Out of one to two lakh, do 200 people not die in six months?” he asked, triggering laughter and joining in with a smile. Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) condemned Haryana agriculture minister’s statement as inhuman and warned that people would teach a suitable lesson for such arrogance.
Sunday, in the Kisan Mahapanchayat at Indri of Karnal, the sacrifice of India’s jawans and kisans in the current movement was remembered respectfully.
SKM said that unlike the pseudo nationalism of BJP – RSS, farmers of this country are truly dedicated to protecting the country’s sovereignty, unity and dignity.
SKM condemned the fact that the govt is unashamedly admitting in the parliament that it has no data of the farmers who sacrificed their lives in the ongoing movement. SKM is maintaining a blog site where such data is readily available if the government cares. “It is the same callousness which resulted in the loss of lives so far,” said SKM.
In a massive mahapanchayat at Indri at Karnal district of Haryana, SKM leaders warned that BJP’s days are numbered as more and more farmers are getting awakened.
Farmers resolve to fight unitedly, cutting across states and religions is getting stronger with each mahapanchayat despite the govt’s divisive efforts.” Rural India and agriculture is the main agenda for us” said SKM leaders.
Mashal Juloos and candle march s being organised in villages and towns across the nation between 7 and 8 pm on Sunday. More farmers are expected to join the protest sites in the coming days and make the movement formidably strong. It is only a matter of time that the govt has to accept all our demand.