NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 22: The farmers’ union announced a series of events to further escalate their protest against the three farm laws.
A general body meeting of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) was organised at the Singhu border which was chaired by Inderjit Singh on Sunday. It is worth mentioning that the planning for the third stage of the movement will be announced after the SKM meeting on 28th February.
The following important decisions were taken to strengthen the movement –
- The “Pagdi Sambhal Diwas” will be celebrated on February 23. This day will be celebrated in memory of Chacha Ajit Singh and Swami Sahajanand Saraswati. On this day, farmers will be wearing their regional turbans.
- On 24th February, ‘Daman Virodhi Diwas’ is announced in which the farmers and citizens will protest against overall suppression being done on farmers’ movement. On this day, the memorandum will be given to the President of India via Tehsil and district headquarters.
- On February 26, honouring the contribution of youth in this movement, a ‘Yuwa Kisan Diwas’ will be organised. On this day all the stages of SKM will be operated by the youth. Youth from various states are requested to join the Delhi Borders.
- On February 27, on Guru Ravidas Jayanti and martyrdom day of Shaheed Chandrasekhar Azad, “Kisan Majdoor Ekta Diwas” will be celebrated. All the citizens are appealed to strengthen this movement by joining the Delhi borders.
The Kisan Morcha also condoled the demised of farmer leader Datar Singh.
“Today, a brave leader of the SKM and President of Kirti Kisan Union, Punjab Sh. Datar Singh passed away. SKM pays revolutionary tribute to him. Datar Singh’s contribution to farmers’ interests, especially in this movement, is incomparable,” said SKM.
Some SKM Leaders along with local leaders were arrested by Maharashtra Police in Yawatmal and were later released on bail.
“We strongly condemn these efforts of the government to disturb the leaders of the farmer movement,” said the union.