Jammu: In support of farmers protesting on the borders of Delhi against agricultural laws, several associations in Jammu on Saturday staged a protest outside the Governor house and demanded that new laws must be rolled back at an earliest.

During a protest outside the Governor’s House in Jammu, Kishore Kumar, a senior leader of the Kisan Tehreek said that the Supreme Court had stayed agricultural laws but the government of India had not.

He said that GoI has been discussing its benefits in eight rounds of talks and hasn’t accepted farmers demands.

“Modi government at the Center was constantly cheating the farmers. It had passed anti-farmer bills without telling the truth to the people, but resorting to lies and deception,” Kumar said.

“The government is also cheating the farmers in the name of doubling their income, but farmers know instead of selling the product of the farmers in the markets, the big business will buy it at exorbitant prices,” he said.

Zahoor Ahmed Rather, who was part of the protest, said that the government intended that the farmers would be tired and would be forced to end the protest.

“Supreme Court is not happy with these laws, so it has stayed it. But farmers are objecting to the committee formed by the Supreme Court because we know those who are part of the committee are already supporters of these agricultural laws,” Rather said.

Senior CPI (M) leader M Y Tarigami who was also part of the protest said that the government must roll back the new agricultural laws at an earliest.

He said that these laws came to fore without any debate and discussion and farmers were not taken into confidence.

He said that if the government wants to save the country, then they must save farmers by taking these ‘black laws’ back. He added that farmers across India have one voice and won’t go back till these laws won’t be rolled back.

Pertinently farmers have been protesting on the Delhi border since September 2020, against the three agricultural laws passed by the parliament.

 

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