Meerut, 13th October 2016: In a country where seven out of ten Indians are farmers but still living in a pitiable poverty. It is a matter of fact that still after the 70yrs of Independence farmers are forced to suicide today in so-called world’s largest democracy. Farmers and union leaders from Delhi-NCR, U.P and Haryana are going to launch the major Kisan Adhikar Andolan (Farmers Rights Movement) in Meerut on 13th October 2016 which is already brewing in the state for last few months based on promises of the current SP Government made before elections in 2012.
The historic city of Meerut is going to witness this movement. The place chosen for the movement is Chaudhary Charan Singh Park, Commissionary Chowk. This movement will be lead by two key leaders Narendra Rana who is conveyor for this mass movement and Ram Kumar Atri who is leading the movement at National level in guidance from Acharya Ramswaroop Panditji who is also Chairman of Jaivic Bharat.
Ram Kumar Atri said “In 1858, farmers and soldiers in leadership of Mangal Pandey lead the first freedom fight of India from Meerut to Delhi against the Britishers. Now, the time has come for the farmers to unite once gain at this historic place and fight for their rights”.
Many farmer leaders across Up, Delhi-NCR, Uttrakhand and Haryana are expected to participate in this movement. There will be a huge gathering of farmers and general people to raise the problems related to farming and rights of farmers.
Key Agendas and Issues of the Movement:
- The homage will be paid to the martyrs of Uri Attack in Kashmir. All the farmers leaders, farmer association members, union leaders and general people are invited to pay their tribute.
- The issue of extortion from farmers who are in debt and forced to commit suicide.
- Associations should be formed of the members who are in support of the movement with a core team mentored by senior members for the guidance.
- The movement will take a decision on forming a governing body of this movement for the farmers as per their demands in consultations with various farmers unions along with breakup groups of Bhartiya Kisan Union.
Scheduled Programme: At 12:00 p.m, people will start assembling at Commissionary Chowk. Around 1:00 p.m, farmers and their leaders will start the protest peacefully and later on fast which may go indefinite in case government does not listen to their demands.
According to Narendra Rana “We are in favour of peaceful fast for raising the demands of farmers but if government is not willing to fulfill our demands. We will be forced to go on indefinite fast.”
All the people who are directly or indirectly dependent on farming or anyone who are in support of farmers are invited to participate in this mass movement.