Protests staged in Mumbai to oppose Centre’s farm laws
The Kisan Alliance Morcha (KAM) organised a rally in Mumbai to support the protesting farmers at Delhi, demanding to repeal the farm laws.
The morcha organised from Islam Gymkhana in Marina Drive to Azad Maidan was attended by farmer’s leader Raju Shetti and social activist Medha Patkar.
Farid Shaikh, coordinator, KAM said, “We want to express our support to the farmers and tell the Central government that Mumbai citizens are supporting the farmers,” said Shaikh. “Our next stop will be Delhi,” he added. Around 5,000 citizens representing various groups took part in the agitation.
Shetti said that the farmers are determined to take their agitation to the logical end. “All attempts are made to defame us. We farmers assure you that if you stand behind us, we will provide adequate food for you,” said Shetti.
Medha Patkar said three laws are being framed to suit the needs of the multinational companies. “These laws are framed to ensure the snatching of our farming land. They are not ready to discuss these laws in Parliament. They are against democratic norms,” said Patkar.