Kisan Tehreek, RTI Movement and Safran Growers Association Kashmir support Kisan agitation
Demand repeal of anti farer laws
SRINAGAR: Kisan Tehreek, RTI Movement and Safran Growers Association Kashmir in a joint statement extended support to the demands of countrywide agitating Kisans who are sitting on dharna particularly around New Delhi since last more than a month.
“Hundreds of these Kisan organisations are genuinely demanding for the total withdrawal of three anti Kisan farm bills, turned acts, and a legal guarantee of MSP for all the agricultural products,” said the joint statement.
The statement said that instead of fulfilling the promise of implementing the Swaminathan Commission recommendations the BJP govt. did its total opposite to serve the interests of big business and corporates.
“We demand that these agitating Kisan be heard well and their demands accepted, including the legal guarantee of MSP without any further delay.
“Moreover, we demand the eviction drive from farm land and axing of standing fruit trees in such farm lands in the name of illegal encroachment in J&K should be stopped forthwith and compensation should be given to the affected cultivators,” said the statement.
The organizations also demanded that the Horticulture sector in Kashmir be covered under MSP.
“Regarding Saffron we feel that the Prime Minister is hoodwinking the common people and the Saffron growers by announcing merely a TAG for Saffron marketing. It has nothing to do with making Saffron cultivation profitable. In this connection we demand that the much hyped Saffron Mission should be reoriented in a way that it succeeds to make this sector more profitable and growers attracted towards further cultivation of Saffron,” said the statement.