New Delhi: Large deputation of farmers have begun arriving at challenge sites in preparation for their agitation Thursday against fuel price rise, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) said today.
“At the call of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, dissent will be orchestrated across India tomorrow (July 8) from 10 am to 12 noon for two hours against the surge in diesel, petrol and cooking gas prices,” the umbrella body of over 40 farm unions said.
The dissenters will reach earmarked public locations with any means of transport including scooters, motorcycles, tractors, cars, buses, trucks and also with empty gas cylinders, it said.
On Wednesday, the petrol rates in Delhi as well as Kolkata surpassed the Rs. 100 a litre mark.
The SKM has claimed that the fuel prices will be halved with prompt effect.
It has also prayed to the protestors to keep the illustration peaceful and on the roadside, without barring any pathways.
“This is a problem that disturbs every section of the society, and SKM pleads that farmers, labourers, youth, students, women, employees, shopkeepers, transporters, traders and others be part of these challenges everywhere,” the union said.
The SKM has also plotted fresh rounds of protests during the monsoon session of the parliament programmed later this month, when 200 protestors will campaign everyday outside the Parliament building reemphasizing their demands of nulling the three farm laws and a legal confirmation for Minimum Support price (MSP).
Over the last seven months, many farmers from different parts of the country have been challenging the Delhi outskirts against the new farm laws which, they demand, will discard the MSP system and leave them at the mercy of big corporations.
The government, thus, has been shielding the laws as major agricultural emends.