Eastern Times, New Delhi: Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Wednesday acknowledged the support of international personalities towards the ongoing farmers’ movement in India.
In a press release SKM observed that on the one hand, it is a matter of pride that eminent personalities of the world are showing sensitivity towards the cause of farmers, while on the other hand, it is unfortunate that the Government of India is not understanding the pain of the farmers and some people are even calling peaceful farmers as terrorists.
SKM extends support to the one day strike of electricity workers across the country. ‘We strongly oppose the privatization of the electricity sector.
The Draft Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 is an attack on farmers as well as other citizens’, the release said.
SKM believes that the farmer movement is getting stronger day by day. After heavy support in Kisan Mahapanchayats in Uttar Pradesh, farmers have organized Mahapanchayats in Dabra and Phulbagh in Madhya Pradesh, Mehndipur in Rajasthan and Jind in Haryana. A large number of farmers will be coming to Delhi in the coming days.
Farmers from Rajasthan and Punjab are reaching the Shahjahanpur border continuously. After the atrocities of the government, farmers have again started a dharna at Palwal border. In the coming days, a large number of farmers will reach this site from Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
SKM takes note of the transport related issues that were discussed by Kundli and Singhu enterprises and is intent on resolving the same to the extent possible.
SKM on Wednesday condemned the police action to stop the entry of journalists on the Singhu border. The government has already shut down the Internet and now the entry of media persons to the protest sites and ensuing coverage is being choked by the government.
The government is fearful of the reality of this movement reaching the common people across the country and is doing its best to block communication from the protest sites.
‘By doing all this the government wants to spread its propaganda, which the farmers will not allow at any cost.
It is high time that internet services are restored, that barricading of main and internal roads is removed, that supplies are freely allowed, that innocent protestors are released, that attacks on peaceful protestors by orchestrated mobs is immediately stopped by a democratic government’, said the release.