SKM seeks support in making Bharat Bandh a success, invites unions for convention on March 17
File photo of farmers blocking the Delhi-Meerut Expressway during 'Bharat Bandh' called by them across the country to demand a rollback of the three farm laws passed by Parliament in September last year; near the Ghazipur border with Uttar Pradesh in New Delhi, on December 8, 2020.IANS

SKM seeks support in making Bharat Bandh a success, invites unions for convention on March 17

New Delhi, March 13, 2021

As the farmers' protest against the three farm laws enacted by the Centre completes 108 days, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is planning to hold a convention with various trade unions, transport unions and other organisations on March 17.

The SKM has invited various trade unions, transport unions, retailers and hawkers association, railway and road transport service employees union and other organisations in organised and unorganised sectors to join the convention.

In its invitation, the SKM said: "On completion of four months, the SKM is planning to organise a Bharat Bandh. We invite you all to support the Bharat Bandh. To organise the Bharat Bandh smoothly, we will hold a meeting on March 17 at 12 noon at the Singhu border," it said.

The SKM has also asked its supporting organisations to hold similar conventions at every district headquarters.

"The SKM is leading the protests at various borders of Delhi. On March 26, the protest will complete four months. Apart from the farmers, various other sections of the society are also struggling against the various anti-citizen policies of the Modi government. The fight is not only against the farm laws but also against the issues like increased fuel prices, privatisation etc.," the invitation added.

Although it is difficult to say how many organisations will participate in the meeting the SKM is leaving no stone unturned to make the convention successful.

The SKM also clarified that the States and Union Territory where Assembly elections are going to be held will be exempt from the "bandh".


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