Hyderabad: As many as 75 farmers' organizations, trade unions, rights activists, Indian Journalists Union (IJU), and other groups have decided to extend support and solidarity to the 27 September Bharat Bandh, a call given by the farmers' organizations to protest against the three farm laws.
All India Kisan Sangharsh Telangana State Convention demanded the withdrawal of the new farm laws at the convention held at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram here. State leaders of all major trade unions and unions of unorganized workers such as Telangana Domestic Workers Union and Hyderabad Cab Drivers Association and women groups declared their support for the nation-wide bandh.
In a statement, the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) on Tuesday declared its support and solidarity to the bandh. IJU president K. Sreenivas Reddy and secretary-general Balwinder Singh Jammu urged all the members of state unions to follow suit and support the bandh.
Demanding the repeal of the three agri laws, thousands of farmers have been sitting in dharna on the borders of Delhi for more than nine months. They are also demanding the implementation of MSP for crops all over the country. More than 600 farmers have lost their lives during this agitation, the statement said.
Ten national trade unions have already announced their support to the agitation and Bharat Bandh. The IJU leaders said the demands of the farmers are genuine and the Union government should make amends by scrapping the three farm laws immediately.