Farmers observe ‘black day’ to protest against farm laws

Prime News, National, Farmers, Mysuru, June 5:- In response to Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s call to observe ‘black day’ today (June 5) to protest against the three farm laws, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) leaders and other farmer leaders gathered in front of Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha’s office in the city and burnt the copies of the farm laws. The same day in 1974, ‘Lokanayaka’ Jayaprakash Narayan had given a nationwide call to protest against the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi’s anti-democratic policies.

Talking on the occasion, farmer leaders reminded the reporters of the importance of June 5.

They all said in unison, “To mark this important day, we all have joined to protest against the Centre’s draconian farm laws. It has been more than three months since we started our protest, but so far, there has been no response from the central government.”

The protesters said, “The Centre is indirectly trying to help the corporates and the industrialists. The new laws are detrimental to the interests of the farmers and we expect the government to withdraw them immediately.”

Farmer leader Badagalapura Nagendra, P Maramkaiah, Hosakote Basavaraju and other leaders were present. (MR/KS

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