To mark 7 months of anti-farm law protests, farmers announce dharna at governor houses across India on June 26

Farmer unions have announced they will organise dharnas at governor houses across the country on June 26 to mark the completion of seven months of stir against the three new farm laws.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of over 40 farmer unions, said they will show black flags during their June 26 protest and send memorandums to President Ram Nath Kovind.

Farmer leader Inderjit Singh of SKM said that the day will be observed as “Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao Diwas (save farming, save democracy day)”.

‘This is an undeclared emergency’

He further said that June 26 is also the day when Emergency was declared in 1975 and we will complete seven months of our protest.

“Along with farming, democratic rights of the people have also been attacked in this environment of dictatorship. This is an undeclared emergency,” Singh added.

Farmers have been camping at Delhi’s border points for more than six months now in protest against the three laws claiming that the new laws will leave them at the mercy of big corporates and end the MSP regime.

However, the Union government has termed their allegations as baseless calling the new laws pro-farmer.

Centre ready to resume talks with farmers: Narendra Singh Tomar

Meanwhile, the implementation of the laws has been put on hold till further orders by the Supreme Court and a committee to examine the issues has also been formed.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the Centre was ready to resume the dialogue with farmers to resolve their objections to the three new farm laws.

We have repeatedly asked them to tell the objections in the provisions with logic. We will listen and find a solution, he added.

Meanwhile, protesting farmer leaders refused to budge saying that the complete rollback of the three farm laws and legal guarantee on MSP are their main demands.


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