Eastern Times, New Delhi: On Friday, Samyukta Kisan Morcha has written a letter to the Prime Minister, asking for the resumption of talks with farmers. This letter touches upon several aspects of the farmers’ movement, and the ignorant attitude of the government.
It points out that the protesting farmers do not wish to expose anyone to the health hazards of the pandemic, but cannot also give up on the struggle, as it is a matter of life and death, and also of future generations.
“Any democratic government would have repealed the three laws that have been rejected by the farmers in whose name these were enacted, and seized the opportunity to provide legal guarantee of MSP to all farmers….. as the Head of the government of the largest democracy in the world, the onus of resuming a serious and sincere dialogue with the farmers lies with you”, states the letter.
Along with this, SKM has also appealed to the government to take the necessary steps to prevent the corona epidemic for villagers and ordinary citizens. (A copy of the letter is attached with this press note). In its letter to the PM, SKM warns that it will be constrained to announce further intensification of the struggle, at a time when the movement is about to complete six months since the time protesting farmers reached Delhi’s Borders.
Farmer leaders said that being the world’s largest democracy, the government should show maturity and consider the demands of farmers.
Enforcing the laws which have been rejected by the farmers is against the democratic and human ethos of the country. Samyukta Kisan Morcha believes in peaceful movement and will continue with peaceful protest.
Friiday, renowned environmentalist Shri Sundar Lal Bahuguna passed away. Samyukta Kisan Morcha expresses deep condolences on his death. Shri Bahuguna and others associated with the Chipko Andolan showcased to the world an environmentalism that connects the dots between Nature and communities, their local culture and belief systems, knowledge systems, ethos and sustainable livelihoods.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha also mourns the death of Shri Baba Gowda Patil, a farmer leader from Karnataka and former Minister in the Government of India. As the voice of the farmers of Karnataka, Shri Gowda’s contribution to farmer welfare will always be remembered.