Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 28
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha on Thursday condemned the action by the Uttar Pradesh police in cutting off basic facilities for the protesting farmers at Ghazipur, and its attempts to evict the farmers forcibly.
Leaders namely Rakesh Tikait, Tajinder Virk and KK Ragesh resisted the police behaviour.
Farmer leader Darshan Pal said the RSS-BJP-sponsored people came to the Ghazipur protest site and the leaders explained to the farmers to remain peaceful against the government connivance to sabotage the farmers’ struggle.
The union also said it strongly condemned the eviction of protestors at Palwal, where, the union alleges, the police instigated locals and flared up divisive sentiments.
Issuing a statement on cutting off basic facilities at Ghazipur border, Samyukta Kisan Morcha said: “The government’s efforts to discredit the ongoing farmers’ movement are continuing. The nervousness of the government is evident from how it is installing security forces on all borders. The government wants to show this movement as ‘violent’ again and again but the Samyuktaa Kisan Morcha has a unanimous approach to ensure that the movement will remain peaceful.”
SKM stated that it would not be intimidated by the notices being sent by the Delhi Police and would respond to the same.
“The BJP government, along with its state governments, is trying its best to put an end to this movement by blaming the SKM for the events of January 26, and it is not acceptable.”
Today, a ‘Sadbhavana Yatra’ was taken out by farmer union leaders at Singhu Border against the divisive forces trying to divide the protesting farmers along religious and state lines.
The yatra, which covered about 16 km at the Singhu Border protest site, with various leaders namely Balbir Singh Rajewal, Jagjeet Singh Dallewal, Darshan Pal, Gurnam Singh Chaduni, Jagmohan Singh, Jangbir Singh, Rajinder Singh, Amarjeet Singh and others, also put out a message to all protesting farmers that there was no need to feel intimidated by the increased police and security forces’ presence.
The union insisted that instead of taking action against the real criminals, the police are instead arresting farmers who were protesting peacefully.