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AIKSCC Gives Call For All India Bandh & Resistance Protests By Farmers On 25th September | Press Release Sept 18, 2020

Friday 25 September 2020

All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC)

Press Release

18th September 2020

Delhi, 17th September, 2020: Working Group of AIKSCC has decided to forcefully go ahead with its opposition to the three Agriculture Ordinances brought by the Central Government on June 5 and the new bills based on these under consideration of the Parliament.

AIKSCC shall launch a massive resistance against these new Bills/Acts on September 25th with a call for an All India Bandh and Resistance Protests by Farmers as well as observe this year’s 114th birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh on September 28 to highlight the Pro-Corporate, Anti-Farmer acts of the Central Government – the three Bills, the New Power Bill 2020 and the steep hike in Diesel and Petrol prices.

These three Bills/Acts will completely stop Government procurement of crops, bringing to a grinding halt the price security for peasants as private mandis shall be set up and price and trade regulation of all cereals, all pulses, all oilseeds, onion and potato shall be removed from coverage under Essential Commodities.

Sri Nadda’s assurance that MSP will continue is a blatant lie as the Shanta Kumar committee appointed by this BJP govt declared that only 6% farmers enjoy benefit of MSP, that it should be wound up, that FCI and NAFED procurement should stop and that food grain supply under PDS should stop.

The world over, in all countries, barring none, price security for farmers’ produce is always provided for by Government, not by companies, which only buy cheap to sell dear and earn huge profits. Crop once produced has to be sold, otherwise, it will perish and lose value. BJP claims that food grain production has increased in India. More food grain requires more Government procurement, without which companies will bring down prices even faster. This BJP govt is batting strongly for corporate profit by opening up the entire food chain for them.

Farmers’ indebtedness has grown during BJP rule and is rising faster as input prices are being raised by the Government, as in Electricity and Diesel and by the Companies which will have freedom to contract peasant land and force farmers to buy dear under the new laws. Indian peasants and the landless are committing suicide in huge numbers, almost two every hour, but despite slogan of ‘atmanirbharta’, the Government is selling their interest to big companies.

AIKSCC has appealed to all patriotic forces to oppose these Bills/Acts and to launch struggles to force the Central Government to pass the two bills proposed by AIKSCC for “Karja Mukti, Poora Daam”.

Press Conference was attended by V M Singh, Hannan Mollah, Atul Kumar Anjan, Ashish Mittal, P Krishnaprasad.

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