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Jammu and Kashmir Kissan Tehreek holds protests at Srinagar, Jammu

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Anti-farmer laws will only destroy agriculture, threaten food security: Tarigami

JAMMU: On the eve of Bharat Bandh, JK Kissan Tehreek held protest demonstrations at Jammu and Srinagar demanding repeal of anti-farmer laws.

While addressing the protest demonstration in Jammu, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said: “the anti-farmer and anti-poor agri-laws passed in the Parliament in a brazen manner without any consultation, debate and discussion, is bound to destroy the agriculture sector and threaten India’s food security. Besides, these laws will lay the basis for the abolishment of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and mortgage country’s agriculture and markets to the multi-national and domestic agri-business corporates.”

“Those in authority might be surprised by the determination and resolve of the kisan protestors as they find it hard to see where does it emanate from? For kisans it is a question of their identity and survival. What they fear is the loss of their whole way of life, of their land and their hounor,” Tarigami said.

“The ‘rosy’ picture presented by the BJP government, cannot mislead them. They understand that the whole purpose of these arbitrary laws is handing over their land and crop to corporate houses and taking orders on what to grow and how to grow and sell the produce at dictated prices, thereby reducing them to the level of tenants on their own land,” he said.

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