9 months of agitation: Indian farmers vow to make it pan-India movement

New Delhi, Aug 27 (KMS): The Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s first all-India convention started at Singhu on Thursday on the completion of nine months of their agitation against the central farm laws at the Delhi borders.

At the opening of the two-day event, farmer leaders emphasized intensifying the agitation and making it a pan-India movement.

Delegates from 22 states representing over 300 farmer and agricultural workers’ unions and associations, 18 all-India trade unions, nine women and 17 student and youth bodies are participating in the conclave. Inaugurating the convention, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said the protest would continue till all their demands were met.

Ashish Mittal, convention organising committee convener, placed a draft resolution before the delegates, which called for expanding the protest across the country.

The leaders of various trade unions raised issues related to the alleged undemocratic and anti-people four labour codes thrust on workers.