1 May 2023

Samyukt Kisan Morcha To Renew Agitation, Hold Series Of Nationwide Protests From May 26

New Delhi: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha is set to renew its agitation from later this month. It said it would hold a series of countrywide mass protests starting from May 26 in support of their core demands of legal sanctity of minimum support price, liberation from debt, farmer and farm workers pension and a comprehensive crop insurance scheme. among others. There will be nationwide protests between August 1 and 15.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella organisation of various farm union, said the decision was taken at the national meeting on Sunday attended by over 200 farmer leaders of constituent organisations.

SKM will hold protest marches to all MPs 

The SKM said protests will be organized in all states/Union territories, from May 26 to May 31, to press for the demands

During this period, SKM will hold large protest marches to all Members of Parliament and key political leaders in their home constituencies and submit memoranda to them. They will be told to immediately resolve all farmers demands failing which they will face further protests.

State and district level conventions of SKM will be held 

In the months of May, June and July, state and district level conventions of the SKM shall be held in every state/UT to mobilise and organise farmers and farm workers.


Mass protests between Aug 1 & 15

Between August 1 to 15, mass protests in coordination with workers unions and organisations shall be held to put an end to the sale of interest of farmers and workers to corporates by the Centre, the statement said.

All-India yatras from Sept to Nov to focus on poll-bound states

The SKM said between September to mid-November, massive all-India yatras wiall be held across the country, which will be led by national leaders of SKM. The yatras will specially focus on states that will see assembly elections such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, etc.

India Shaheedi Diwas

The farmers body also announced 'India Shaheedi Diwas' to be observed on October 3, the day eight people, including four farmers, were killed in 2021.

On November 26, the day on which the historic Dilli Chalo march of farmers reached the borders of Delhi, 'Vijay Diwas' shall be celebrated by way of holding day-night dharna for at least three days in all state capitals, the SKM said.

The SKM also expressed solidarity with the protesting women wrestlers against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

It also extended its support to former Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik, who it said has been a supporter of farmers.

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