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Kerala: Farmers’ group plans campaigns on cattle trade curbs, violence

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | JOSE KURIAN
Published Jul 3, 2017, 4:44 am IST
Updated Jul 3, 2017, 4:44 am IST
Bhoomi Adhikar Andholan, the umbrella organization of pro-left farmers outfits, would coordinate the campaign at the national-level.
District-level farmers’ rallies would be conducted on August 7 across the nation(Representational image)
 District-level farmers’ rallies would be conducted on August 7 across the nation(Representational image)

Kozhikode: All India Kissan Sabha (AIKS), the farmers arm of the CPM, will launch a nationwide campaign against the restrictions imposed by the Modi regime on cattle trade and increasing incidents of lynching in the name of the beef ban. 

Bhoomi Adhikar Andholan, the umbrella organization of pro-left farmers outfits, would coordinate the campaign at the national-level in which AIKS is playing a pivotal role. 

 

 AIKS national treasurer P Krishnaprasad told DC that the organization would conduct protest rallies in all panchayats of the nation on July 7 against the recurring cases of lynching by Sangh Parivar outfits in the name of beef ban and the imposition of restrictions on cattle trade.  District-level farmers’ rallies would be conducted on August 7 across the nation, he said, adding that in the state, Karshaka Sangham would lead the campaign while in North Indian states, where the organization has less strength, the agitations would be organized under the broad platform of the Bhoomi Adhikar Andholan, the organization that battles for farmers rights.

 

 AIKS’ decision to intensify the agitation was taken in the wake of alleged blatant violation of farmers rights by various communal outfits.

 Congress which shares power and political clout with the Indian Union Muslim League in the state entirely failed to voice the fears of the minority community at the national-level in the wake of the lynching cases in the name of beef, Mr Krishnaprasad said, adding that the Congress was afraid of a drain in its Hindu vote bank and therefore was silent on the Sangh Parivar’s brutalities.

 

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