Questioning the Anti Farmers laws passed by the BJP govt at the centre, the Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR), Workers Power of Meghalaya in association with Meghalaya & Greater Shillong Progressive Hawkers & Street Vendors Association joined the cause and is mobilising support for the protesting farmers of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and UP.
In this regard, the Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR), Workers Power of Meghalaya in association with Meghalaya & Greater Shillong Progressive Hawkers & Street Vendors Association is conducting a series of mass awareness campaigns in Shillong.
Ahead of their proposed tractor parade on Republic Day, the protesting farmer Unions Monday announced they will march towards Parliament from different locations on February 1 when the annual Union Budget is scheduled to be presented. In Meghalaya too, the heat of Farmer’s protest can be felt.
On the eve of the massive tractor and farmers march into the Indian capital to make the govt withdraw the anti-farmer laws, TUR, WPM and Hawkers Union did a poster campaign in town.
In a statement, TUR said, “These posters talk about corporatisation of agriculture, food sovereignty, minimum support price, the importance of solidarity.”
They also gave a call to the indigenous farmers of Meghalaya to create independent and radical organisations of farmers and agricultural workers that shall demand their political and economic rights, not charity.
“It is high time that agriculture in Meghalaya breaks the stranglehold of middlemen and contractors,” the statement said.
On 26th January, In Delhi, the farmers are intensifying their agitation with the tractor rally.