Tripura: Left organisations burn copies of farm laws on Makar Sankranti
Agartala: As part of the ongoing protest against the controversial farm laws, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Thursday burnt copies of three controversial laws, two days after the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the same.
The protestors threw the copies of the laws in a bonfire in front of Paradise Chowmuhani in the capital.
Speaking with reporters, CPIM leader, and AIKSCC state general secretary, Pabitra Kar said that by burning the copies of the three laws we are celebrating the Makar Sankranti here in Agartala.
“This is a part of pan India protest organised by the AIKSCC and other farmers organisations. A thousand copies of the law were set on fire by the farmers across the country,” Kar said.
“They have been protesting in the Delhi border since the government has stopped them from entering into the capital. So far more than 70 farmers have died protesting in the border,” Kar added.
The farmers have decided that even if the Supreme Court stays the law's implementation, the protest will stop only after the laws are withdrawn.
“More than 500 organisation of farmers have been protesting against the laws. On January 26 after the parade, the farmers will hold a parade with their tractors”, Kar opined.
The three bills which were passed by the parliament include—The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020.