The United Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday said a large number of farmers, including farmers from Uttar Pradesh, joined the protesters at the Delhi borders on June 26, marking seven months of their agitation against the three agricultural laws enacted last year. is expected to be. The SKM said in the statement that farmers at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders are preparing for June 26 and they will celebrate it as ‘Save Agriculture, Save Democracy Day’.
“Preparations are underway to celebrate June 26 as ‘Save Agriculture, Save Democracy Day’ across the country,” said a collective organization of 40 farmers’ unions spearheading the movement against the central laws enacted in September last year. ‘ Farmers have been camping on the borders of Delhi since November demanding the withdrawal of the laws. At the same time, they demand that a new law should be made to guarantee the minimum support price for crops.
A large convoy of protesters led by the Gramin Kisan Mazdoor Samiti (GKS) has left for Shahjahanpur border from Ganganagar in Rajasthan today, the statement said. Similarly, farmers of Baghpat and Saharanpur under the leadership of BKU (Tikait) are expected to come to Ghazipur border.
The statement said that on June 26, farmers across the country, led by unions, will protest against the laws. Farmers celebrated the birth anniversary of 15th century Indian poet and saint Kabir Das at various protest sites on Thursday. “Communal harmony is the hallmark of this movement and today the birth anniversary of Sant Kabir was celebrated with great respect,” the SKM said in a statement.
The farmers are continuing their “social boycott and protest by showing black flags to leaders of BJP and allies at various places”, the statement said.