10 farmer bodies announce ‘Punjab bandh’ on September 25 against agri Bills

Joint meeting of organisations convened in Moga on Sept 19

10 farmer bodies announce ‘Punjab bandh’ on September 25 against agri Bills

Farmers hold a protest against the Central government and block Jalandhar-Chandigarh highway near Ropar. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16

As many as 10 farmer organisations in Punjab have announced ‘Punjab Bandh’ on September 25, in protest against, what they allege, anti-farmer Bills being enacted by the Parliament.

A decision to call a statewide bandh was taken in a meeting of the organisations, held in Ludhiana today. The meeting was attended by Kulwant Sandhu, general secretary, Jamhuri Kisan Sabha; Nirbhai Singh Dhurdike, president, Kirti Kisan Union; Buta Singh Burj Gill, president, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakonda) and Jagmohan Patiala, general secretary; Manjit Dhaner, president of Krantikari Kisan Union; Dr. Darshanpal, general secretary and Gurmeet Mahima, president of Punjab Kisan Sabha;  Ruldu Singh Mansa, Surat Singh of All India Kisan Sabha; harjit Ravi, general secretary of Kisan Sangharsh Committee, besides leaders of Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee; Jai Kisan Andolan; Punjab Kisan Sabha Sambar and All India Kisan Sabha Punnawal.

These farm leaders decided that in September 25, all businesses, road and rail transport would be completely shut down across Punjab. 

To make the bandh a success, a joint meeting of all the farmers’ organisations of Punjab has been convened on September 19 in Moga to bring all the farmers’ organisations of the state on one platform and intensify the farmers’ movement.

The farmer leaders said the Modi government was hell bent on destroying farmers, labourers and consumers of the entire country. Farmer leaders said despite the fall in oil prices across the world, the Modi government was raising oil prices. The leaders said the struggle would continue till these disastrous laws were abolished and oil was reduced.

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