Rashtriya Kisan Majdoor Sangh stages protest

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Aug 2017 11:01:43


Staff Reporter,

Hundreds of farmers gathered under the aegis of Rashtriya Kisan Majdoor Sangh (RKMS) and demonstrated in support of their eleven-point demands at TT Nagar Dussehra Maidan on Wednesday. Police had made a tight security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident. Later, farmers were arrested by declaring TT Nagar Dussehra Ground as an ‘open jail’.

It was from morning that farmers started to reach TT Nagar Dussehra Maidan for the protest. By 11 am, more than 1,000 farmers reached the site to participate in demonstration.
Farmers raised slogans in their support and criticised State Government for not fulfilling many of the promises made to them. Their main demand was that State Government should waive off their entire loan and should provide 50 per cent benefit on cost of their produce.

The demonstration of farmers continued till 4.30 pm and later, district administration declared TT Nagar Dussehra Ground as open jail and arrested them.
Afterwards, Rashtriya Kisan Majdoor Sangh’s National President Shiv Kumar Sharma (Kakkaji) spoke to ‘The Hitavada’ and accused State Government of not keeping its promises made to farmers. He said promise of providing government jobs to family members of martyr farmers of Mandsaur firing incident should be fulfilled immediately.

Likewise, Government jobs should be also provided to all six farmers who got injured in Mandsaur firing incident. Rs 5 lakh should be given to each of them as was promised by state government.

He also demanded that fake cases have been slapped on innocent farmers in the wake of Mandsaur firing incident. Such action should be stopped immediately.

He added that after Bhopal’s agitation, now protests would be held in districts. He claimed that large number of farmers was stopped from reaching till protest site. “We have information that police stopped large number of farmers at check posts and toll nakas, thus prevented them from participating in protest. Otherwise demonstration would have been of big nature,” he claimed.