Muzaffarnagar Kisan Mahapanchayat: 'Agitation will continue until govt fulfils our demands', says Rakesh Tikait
On Sunday, farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws held a massive meeting in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.Author : Divyanshi Soni
Farmers from different states have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws at the Delhi border for around nine months, and today, a massive farmers’ meeting has held at Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, where they repeated their resolve to continue with the protest and campaign against the BJP in the coming state elections.
The protest (meeting) is attended by BKU leader Rakesh Tikait and other farmer leaders. The meeting is being held at historic GIC ground. Around 8,000 police officials have been deployed to maintain law and order at the site of protest.
While cheering the protesters, the BKU leader said, “If the government understands something, it will be good. Such meetings will be held across the country. We need to save the country from being sold... Farmers, workers and young people should be allowed to live.”
He further said, “When the government of India will invite us for talks, we will go. The farmers' agitation will continue until the govt fulfills our demands. The struggle for Independence continued for 90 years, so I have no idea for how long this agitation will run.”
He added, “We take a pledge that we will not leave the protest site there (at Delhi borders) even if our graveyard is made there. We will lay down our lives if needed, but will not leave the protest site until we emerge victoriously.”
Farmers have planned for Bharat Band on September 27 (Monday). President of All Indian Kisan Sabha tweeted, “The SKM Muzaffarnagar Kisan Mahapanchayat of lakhs of farmers from India was a mammoth rally. It inaugurated Mission UP-Uttarakhand to defeat the BJP in both state assembly elections and gave a clarion call to make a massive success of the Bharat Bandh on Monday, September 27.”
Earlier in the day, local Muslims were seen distributing sweets and halwa to the people who were contributing towards “Kisan Mahasabha”.
Earlier, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha said that this Mahasabha would prove that the agitation has the support of "all castes, religions, states, classes, small traders and all sections of the society".