Trade Unions hold rally and demonstration in support of farmers agitation
Demand resignation of Yogi government over Hathras rape case
Ludhiana: Several Trade Unions including INTUC, AITUC, CITU, CTU Punjab and other unions, federations and mass organisations held a rally demonstration in Ludhiana against the assault on the rights of workers and farmers through the recently passed agriculture related bills and anti -workers’ bills in Parliament without any debate. The rally was presided over by Com D P Maur, Paramjit Singh, Gurjit Singh Jagwal, Sukhwinder Lotey and Jaswant Zirakh.
The speakers addressing the rally called these bills as total negation of democratic values. The agriculture act will make a free ground for the corporates to collect the produce from farmers and then hoard it to be sold at higher price later. This will seriously affect the food security and push the people to hunger. That the farmers will be able to sell their produce in other states is a mockery as the 85 % of our farmers are marginal with only up to 2 acres of land holding who find it hard to even reach the local Mandi, what to talk of going to other states. The closure of Mandis will cause unemployment among lakhs of people employed there and public distribution system will suffer.
Handling of the rape case in Hathras has totally exposed the inhuman approach of the Yogi government. There is no evidence of ‘burning’ (the so called cremation) of the body at mid night since Shaheed Bhagat Singh Rajguru and Sukhdev were cremated by the British at night. This is not only illegal but also against the religious beliefs of the people. Taking alibi of COVID the government has come up with new education policy which will further leave the poor section of education. The new electricity bill is a dangerous proposition. All these acts are anti people and infringement on the rights of the states the speakers said.
Those who address the rally include Charan Sarbha, Sarabjit Sarhali, Ghanshyam, Ramlal, Harjinder Singh, Vijay Kumar, Baldev Modgil, Jagdish Chand, Rambriksh, Chamkaur Singh, Balram, Joginder Ram, Bagga Singh and Munna Singh.