Samyukta Kisan Morcha Press Release
282nd day, 4th September 2021
Thousands of farmers have begun reaching Muzaffarnagar to participate in the Kisan Mahapanchayat to be held tomorrow – Kisan Mahapanchayat to be held in GIC ground – Live broadcast can also be seen from the surrounding grounds – 500 langars started by farmers – 100 medical camps also being set up – 5000 volunteers have been deployed
Punjab farm unions give a deadline of 8th September for Punjab government to withdraw false cases against peaceful protestors
Protests with black flags against leaders of BJP and allied parties continue – Himachal Pradesh farmers gheraoed yesterday the Minister of Agriculture and Horticulture
SKM announced that the Kisan Mahapanchayat to be held in Muzaffarnagar on September 5 will launch Mission Uttar Pradesh -Uttarakhand, for spreading the farmers’ movement all over these states against the anti-farmer BJP, for repeal of 3 anti-farmer laws, withdrawal of Electricity Amendment Bill 2020, and to fulfill the demand for legal guarantee of purchase at MSP at one and a half times the comprehensive cost for all agricultural products.
Thousands of farmers have begun reaching Muzaffarnagar to participate in the Kisan Mahapanchayat tomorrow, which includes farmers from 15 states. SKM said that the Mahapanchayat of September 5 will make the Yogi-Modi governments realize the power of the farmers, farm labourers, and supporters of the farm movement. The Kisan Mahapanchayat will also prove that the 9-month-long farm movement under the leadership of the SKM has the support of all castes, religions, states, classes, small traders and all sections of the society. SKM has said that the Muzaffarnagar Mahapanchayat will be the biggest ever in the last nine months.
Biggest event in #FarmersProtest to take place tomorrow.
The Muzaffarnagar Mahapanchayat. Stage is set.
Leaders tell me, 'this will be WORLD's largest gathering of farmers. LAKHS will attend'
Tractors moving into UP from various states. I'll put video reports from ground here. pic.twitter.com/YhdGsFCgrA
— Saahil Murli Menghani (@saahilmenghani) September 4, 2021
500 langar services have been started for arranging meals for farmers, including mobile langar system run by hundreds of tractor-trolleys. Taking care of the medical needs of the farmers attending the Mahapanchayat, 100 medical camps have also been set up.
SKM has especially appealed to the citizens of Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts to take out time to participate in the Mahapanchayat tomorrow on 5th September and assist the farmers coming from outside. The Mahapanchayat will be addressed by all the prominent leaders of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha. Programs for the campaign in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, as well as important announcements related to the Bharat Bandh, will be announced in the Mahapanchayat.
Commencing 3 months before the start of the farm movement on the borders of Delhi on 26 November 2020, 32 farm unions of Punjab have been running the movement at the grassroots level. Several FIRs have been registered against protesting farmers by the Punjab government during the agitation in the recent past. Farm unions of Punjab have now given an ultimatum to the Punjab Government to withdraw all the fake cases filed against the farmers, before 8th September.
Appropriate arrangements have been made in view of the Kisan Mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar tomorrow to ensure that no law & order problem arises. There is a possibility of farmers from neighbouring states Haryana, Punjab & Uttarakhand also attending the gathering: DGP Mukul Goel pic.twitter.com/UezG3z7Xed
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 4, 2021
SKM said that opposition against BJP leaders continues in Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. This has now spread to Himachal Pradesh as well. Yesterday, over the sharp fall in the prices of apples, fruit farmers of Theog in Himachal Pradesh gheraoed the Himachal Pradesh Agriculture Minister Virendra Kanwar and Horticulture Minister Mahendra Singh Thakur for several hours, and the National Highway was blocked. The farmers of Himachal have announced a protest against corporate loot on September 13. On the other hand, in Nashik, farmers protested by throwing tomatoes on the streets after getting the meager price of Rs 2-3 a kg for tomatoes. SKM has said that whether it is tomatoes or apples, there is a need to guarantee the purchase of all fruits, vegetables, agricultural products, forest produce, milk, fish at MSP. That is why even after the martyrdom of 600 farmers, the farm movement continues and will continue till the demands are met.
SKM condemned the imposition of sec.144 by Delhi Police on farmers who have come from distant Assam into Delhi and asserted that these Assam farmers will certainly reach Muzaffarnagar despite all the odds and obstacles by the administration.
Issued by –
Balbir Singh Rajewal, Dr Darshan Pal, Gurnam Singh Charuni, Hannan Mollah, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Shivkumar Sharma ‘Kakkaji’, Yudhvir Singh, Yogendra Yadav
Samyukta Kisan Morcha