To mark the completion of seven months of the ongoing farmers’ agitation, the Assam unit of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Saturday submitted a memorandum to Governor Jagadish Mukhi against the three farm laws.
“We have submitted a memorandum to Governor seeking repeal of the new farm laws,” Jayanta Gogoi, a leader of the Assam unit of AIKSCC, said.
In its memorandum, the organization said, “Through this memorandum being submitted to you, we bring to you the anguish and deep anger of crores of farming families of the country. We hope that you will direct the Union government to immediately accept the legitimate demands of the farmers’ movement — repeal the three anti-farmer laws and enact a law that will guarantee remunerative MSP at C2+50 per cent for all farmers.”
“The historical farmers’ movement being led by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha is not only a movement to save farming and farmers of the country but also the democracy of our country,” it said.
The farmers’ body expressed hope that it would get the president’s support as he had taken an oath to save the Constitution of India.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) said it has sent a memorandum from all over India to the President on Saturday, on farmers’ “anguish and indignation” and appeal to him regarding getting the farmer laws repealed, and to get a legal guarantee of minimum support price for farmers.
Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of Delhi since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws – Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.