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Wednesday, April 24 2024

Farmer Leader Attacks AAP Govt ;SKM Observes ‘Black Friday’

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The death of a young farmer amid clashes with security forces at the interstate border of Punjab and Haryana has reignited the farmers’ protest movement. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has announced plans to join the agitation by observing a ‘Black Friday’ today, with Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait declaring a tractor march on highways toward the national capital.

The Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee criticized the Punjab government for failing to file an FIR regarding the protester’s death, condemning what they perceive as an insult to the fallen farmer. Despite ongoing discussions with the Punjab Government, grievances remain unresolved, leading to escalated tensions.

In response to the tragedy, Punjab’s Chief Minister has announced financial compensation and a government job for the victim’s family. Meanwhile, the SKM has outlined a series of upcoming protests, including rallies, tractor marches, and a mahapanchayat, demanding justice and accountability for the incident.

SKM leaders have called for the resignation of Haryana’s Chief Minister and Home Minister, holding them responsible for the farmer’s death. In anticipation of further protests, Haryana Police have issued warnings against property damage, threatening to seize assets and freeze bank accounts of demonstrators.

Despite setbacks, thousands of farmers continue to gather at border points, advocating for their demands, including MSP guarantees and debt relief. The Congress party has called for parliamentary and state assembly sessions to address farmer concerns, while Union Ministers have expressed willingness to engage in dialogue to find a resolution.

As tensions mount and protests intensify, the plight of India’s farmers remains a focal point of national discourse, highlighting the ongoing struggle for agricultural reform and social justice.

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