The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced on Sunday that ladies will conduct the continued ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar here on Monday because the farmers’ protest against three farm laws completes eight months. Thousands of farmers at Delhi borders are pressing for his or her demand to repeal the three farm laws enacted last year.
The collective of over 40 protesting farmer unions said during a statement that several convoys of girls farmers were reaching the Delhi borders to hitch the ‘Mahila Kisan Sansad’.
“Tomorrow’s Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar is going to be conducted entirely by women. The Mahila Kisan Sansad will reflect the key role that ladies play in Indian agriculture and their critical role in the ongoing movement. Convoys of girls farmers from various districts are reaching the morchas for the Mahila Kisan Sansad,” the SKM said.
The umbrella body of farmer unions has been protesting against the three contentious farm laws at Jantar Mantar since July 22, during the monsoon session of Parliament. It claimed that the last eight months witnessed several lakh farmers from most states of India joining the protests.
“The protests are peaceful and reflect the centuries-old ethos of our ‘anna daatas’. They reflect their persistence and perseverance within the face of hardships, and therefore the determination and hope that they possess for the longer term,” the statement said.
SKM leaders also will be getting to Lucknow on Monday to launch ‘Mission Uttar Pradesh’.
“As is understood, Uttar Pradesh is going to be going into Assembly elections next year. within the panchayat elections held earlier this year, the farmers’ movement left its mark with BJP candidates punished in many places, and independents gaining the most number of seats,” it said.
It added that new groups of farmers were reaching different protest sites, including a tractor rally that reached the Ghazipur approach Sunday from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh.