Farmers Union Calls for Nationwide Strike on Sept 25

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  • SMK calls for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on September 25th.
  • The Bandh aims to further strengthen and expand the farmers’ agitation.
  • 26 August, marked nine months since the farmers the inception of the protest.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, spearheading the anti-farm laws protests, on Friday called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on September 25. The nationwide strike is speculated to halt trains and buses, and disrupt some events throughout the day. Giving further details, Samyukt Kisan Morcha leader (SMK) Ashish Mittal said that the move is aimed at further strengthening and expanding the farmers’ agitation which began in November last year.

Addressing a press conference at Delhi’s Singhu border, Ashish Mittal from SKM said, “We are calling for a ‘Bharat bandh’ on September 25. This is happening after a similar ‘bandh’ was organized on the same date last year, and we hope that it would be more successful than the one last year which was held amid the coronavirus pandemic.”

Concluding the all-India convention by farmers on Friday, Mittal said the two-day event was a success, and saw the participation of representatives from 22 states, of not just 300 farm unions, but also members of organizations that work for the welfare of women, labourers, tribals, as well as youth and students.

It must be noted that on Thursday, the farmers protest against the three contentious laws completed nine months since they first arrived at the Delhi borders. The farmers have been demanding the repeal of the laws which they are afraid will do away with the MSP system, leaving them at the mercy of Multi National corpoartions.

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