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Muzaffarnagar Mahapanchayat: Protesting farmers call for Bharat bandh on September 27

In a massive show of strength of farmer unity, as many as 300 farmer unions from 15 states participated under the aegis of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and reiterated their resolve to continue with the protest.
 

Muzaffarnagar Mahapanchayat: Protesting farmers call for Bharat bandh on September 27-dnm
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Muzaffarnagar, First Published Sep 5, 2021, 5:17 PM IST
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The farmers’ unions gathered at Muzaffarnagar for a ‘Kisan mahapanchayat’ unanimously have called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ (nationwide strike) on September 27 in protest against the three contentious farm laws.

"They (the Centre) said only a handful of farmers are protesting. Let them see what a handful this is today. Let us raise our voices so it reaches the ears of those sitting in Parliament," a farmer leader said from the stage.

In a massive show of strength of farmer unity, as many as 300 farmer unions from 15 states participated under the aegis of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and reiterated their resolve to continue with the protest.

The farmer leaders said that the Mahapanchayat will also prove that the agitation has the support of 'all castes, religions, states, classes, small traders and all sections of the society'.

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The SKM said in a statement, "The Mahapanchayat today will make the Modi and Yogi governments realise the power of farmers, farm labourers, and supporters of the farm movement. The Muzaffarnagar Mahapanchayat will be the biggest ever in the last nine months."

The farmers on September 7 will hold their next mahapanchayat in Karnal against the police lathi-charge on protesting farmers in Haryana town on August 28.

"These meetings will be held across the country. We have to stop the country from getting sold. Farmers should be saved, the country should be saved; business, employees and youth should be saved--this is the aim of the rally," said Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.

Tikait said that India was now being put up for sale and national assets were being sold out to the private sector.

BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik over 5,000 'langars' (food stalls), including some mobile stalls, have been set up for the participants.

The farmers, including women carrying flags of different organisations and wearing different coloured caps, were seen arriving at the venue in buses, cars and tractors.

A woman farmer leader from Karnataka addressed the gathering in Kannada.

(With inputs from agencies)  

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