Manipur farmers observe black day against three farm laws

Youth and students, women and workers particularly the farmers joined the movement at different places of the state.


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In protest against the three controversial farm laws, farmers in Manipur observed 'black day' across the state on Wednesday, supporting the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha's call to mark the completion of six months of stir against the three anti-farm laws.

Youth and students, women and workers particularly the farmers joined the movement at different places of the state by displaying placards which raised the farmers’ demands, stated a release from Centre of Indian Trade Unions, Manipur.

The protesters during the protest shouted slogan such as, ‘Repeal the three Anti farmers farm laws’, ‘Consider the demands of All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee’,  ‘Immediately concede to the demands’, ‘we stand with the farmers’, ‘Don't throw farmers in the jaws of the corporates’ among others, it stated.

The leadership of the Farmer's Joint Action Committee, Manipur and supporting organisations of the movement express their gratitude to the people of the state for supporting the National Black Day, the release stated.

It further appealed to the citizens to continue supporting the movement in the interest of the country and the states, particularly Manipur.

In another release, the Farmers’ Joint Action Committee, Manipur stated that the committee will continue the movement till the three "black" agricultural laws are repealed. 

It has been six months since the farmers have been protesting against the three black agricultural laws on the borders of Delhi, it stated, adding instead of agreeing to their demands, the BJP government at the Centre has been busy in going ahead with its nefarious agenda.

The three laws are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act. 

First Published:May 26, 2021, 11:53 p.m.

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