Farmers protesting to celebrate May Day as Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Diwas | India News
NEW DELHI: Farmers protesting at the borders of Delhi against the new agricultural laws the Center will celebrate May Day as Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Diwas, a declaration of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha he said on Friday.
The Sanyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is a coordinating body of agricultural unions leading the agitation.
Farmers celebrated the 400th anniversary of the birth of the ninth guru of Sikhs Sri Tegh Bahadur on Friday.
“It has been more than five months since farmers have been sitting on the borders of Delhi. The central government is forcing laws on farmers. Taking inspiration from Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, farmers are fighting back,” the statement said.
Religious organizations, including peasant leaders, called for strengthening the protest joining in any way.
It was decided at the joint meeting of SKM and Central unions that May Day would be celebrated as Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Divas on May 1.
“Tomorrow, workers and farmers will vigorously challenge the government at all protest sites,” the statement said.
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping in Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur demanding the total repeal of the three agricultural laws and a legal guarantee for the minimum price of sustenance in their crops since November of last year.