Samyukta Kisan Morcha Says Centre Defaming Farm Laws Protest, That Won't Dissipate It
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Friday accused the Union government of "defaming" the farmers' stir against the contentious farm laws and said the long-drawn agitation would not dissipate as being "hoped" by the BJP dispensation.
The SKM, an umbrella body of 40 farmer unions, claimed that several state governments are standing firmly with the agitation and that more farmers have reached the protest sites on the Delhi border to join the movement.
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at Delhi's border points for over six months now protesting the three agri laws and demanding a new law be made guaranteeing minimum support price (MSP).
"Every opportunity is being desperately seized upon to slander the protestors. However, their failed strategy is bound to fail again," the SKM said.
"What the farmers are asking for is that their fundamental right to livelihood is protected. In a democracy, it is expected the government would accept their legitimate demands. Instead, the BJP dispensation is unnecessarily prolonging the agitation, defaming it and hoping it will just dissipate. That is not going to happen," it said in a statement.