Hyderabad: On the eve of India’s 72nd Republic Day, farmers took out an 18-kilometer an vehicle parade in protest against three agricultural laws in support of a ‘tractor rally’ by their counterparts in Delhi.
Farmers are opposing three controversial agricultural laws, supporting them and demanding legitimate procurement of crops at the minimum support price (MSP).
A massive rally of farmers took out an 18-km vehicle parade on Uppal X roads from Saroor Nagar on Tuesday on Republic Day
The vehicle parade was called by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), an umbrella organization of more than 50 farmer unions from Saroor Nagar Stadium to Uppal X roads. The march began at around 2 pm with over 2000 farmers from various districts of Telangana and Andhra who came to Hyderabad for the rally.
A convoy of vehicles raised slogans of ‘Farmers Parade’ organized against the BJP government and demanded the repeal of the agricultural farm laws implemented by the Center.
More than 2000 farmers including various agricultural unions, trade unions, IT staff, activist groups and teachers participated in the vehicles rally.
The rally was attended by leaders of several major unions including CITU, AITUC, IFTU, TRS-KV and TNTUC. They declared that the unions will support farmers’ protests against the three ‘black’ farm laws brought by the Centre.
Speaking on the protest, AIKSCC member Kiran Vissa said the farmers’ protests would continue and intensify across the country and also in Telangana in the coming days.
Kiran Visa also claimed that the BJP government is misleading about these agricultural laws being made for the benefit of farmers.
“The struggle of the historic peasants is to preserve democracy in the country and to emphasize that the government cannot pass such laws that affect the lives of millions of people without democratic consultation, and debate through parliament. Without referring them to Parliament. Committee, “said Kiran Vissa.