By Staff Reporter | TDN World
Hyderabad – In solidarity with the protesting farmers All India Kisan Sangharsh Cordination Committee led a massive vehicle rally in Hyderabad against the three contentious farm laws on Republic day.
Thousands of people from all walks of life including the farmers took part in the parade rally which was taken out from Saroornagar and ended near Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad.
Echoing the demands of the farmers the protestors here demanded the farmers should be given assurance of MSP (Minimum Support Price) in written and revocation of the three controversial laws. People in the solidarity march believe that the farm laws would help the big corporates not the farmers.
Speaking to TDN, Syed Azharuddin, a Telengana-based youth activist who participated in the rally said, “We stands firmly with the farmers. The three laws that deal with MSP, contract farming and essential commodities were passed in Parliament without consultation and by overlooking parliamentary norms. They are part of a larger scheme of things in which the agricultural ecosystem of India is being modified for the benefit of corporates and multinationals.”
He also accused the government of discarding its basic responsibilities in the fields of primary and higher education, healthcare, infrastructure maintenance and handing them to corporates and multinationals.
Azharuddin also said that the government is trying to malign the farmers’ movement through various means. And it is indifferent about the hardships of the farmers.
“Attempts to discredit the farmers and accusing them of being secessionists, ignorant of the facts and pawns in the hands of the Opposition – is a dangerous trend and a highly objectionable attempt to suppress and discredit any democratic opposition to the government policies,” said he.
“The government’s intransigence during the negotiations with the farmers’ representatives shows that it has made the farmers’ demand of repealing the laws into an ‘ego’ issue and does not care about the suffering of the protestors,” added he.
Yesterday (26th January) the country has witnessed protest rallies in different parts of the country in solidarity with the farmers. Some unwanted incident laso happened in the Capital city as some farmers were diverted from the guided protest schedule and climbed atop the Red fort planting a community flag on a pole. Samyukta Kisan Morcha which is an umbrella organisation comprised of over 500 farmers unions seeking repeal of the farm laws, however, condemned the violence and distanced itself from the ruckus created at the Red fort and hoisting of Nishan Sahib and farmer unions flags there.