farmers organisations and trade unions staged demonstrations in Tiruchi and neighbouring districts on Saturday demanding the repeal of the three new farm laws and expressing solidarity with the farmers protesting in New Delhi.
A group of farmers owing allegiance to the Desiya Thennidiya Nadigal Inaippu Vivasayigal Sangam led by P. Ayyakannu staged a demonstration in front of the Collector’s office to press the demand by lying down on the road. They condemned the Centre for failing to respect the sentiments of farmers protesting in Delhi for over seven months. They also sought permission to stage a protest in Delhi against Karnataka’s move construct a dam across the Cauvery river at Mekedatu. District Collector S. Sivarasu heard their grievances and received a representation from Mr. Ayyakannu At a protest organised on behalf of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, a group of farmers and trade union members staged a dharna in front of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s office near the Cantonment in the city. They demanded the repeal of the new farm laws and the labour codes of the Union government.A group of CITU members also staged a demonstration at Chathram Bus Stand demanding the repeal of new farm laws, four labour codes and sanction of ₹7,500 for all unorganised sector labourers.
The All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee Thanjavur district unit, organised demonstrations at three places in the district on Saturday. The demonstrators shouted slogans urging the Central government to withdraw the laws. Led by the Thanjavur district coordinator, N.V. Kannan, the demonstrators in Thanjavur also demanded that the Electricity Amendment Bill be withdrawn in the interest of farmers. Similar demonstrations were held at Kumbakonam and Pattukottai. And than the Coimbatore: Farmers here on Saturday expressed solidarity with their counterparts protesting against three farm Acts passed by Parliament.Members of All India Farmers Union staged a protest in front of the collector’s office in the city on Saturday.The Union government has passed Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities Act 2020, which the protesters consider as anti-farmer. “We want the government to immediately withdraw these Acts,” said Su Palanisamy, district coordinator of the union. “We urge the government not to cancel free electricity provided To farmers and withdraw all cases filed against the protesting farmers.”another protest was held in front of Tirupur corporation office. Members of Left parties and trade unions also participated in it along with farmers and than the farmers stage .