Many in the state joined the movement on Wednesday by displaying placards with the demands of the peasants.
As in other parts of the country, Manipur on Wednesday participated in the observation of “National Black Day” in support of the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha’s call for completion of six months of protest by farmers against the contentious three farm laws.
Centre of Indian Trade Unions, Manipur secretary Kshetrimayum Santa, in a release, stated that the youths and students, women and workers particularly the peasants of the state joined the movement on Wednesday at many places by displaying placards with the demands of the peasants.
“We organised such a protest because the Manipur government clamped curfew for the last 30 days till May 28, 2021,” he added.
The main slogans were: Repeal the three Anti farmers Farm Laws, Consider the demands of All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee, Immediately concede the demands, We stand with the farmers, Don’t throw farmers in the jaws of the Corporates, amongst others.
The release further stated that the leadership of the Farmer’s Joint Action Committee, Manipur and supporting organisations of the movement expressed gratitude to the people of the state for supporting the National Black Day. It also appealed to the citizens to support the future movement in the interest of the nation and the country, particularly Manipur.
Farmers’ Joint Action Committee, Manipur co-convenor Chinglen Khumukcham, in a release, stated that it has been six months since the farmers have been protesting against the three “black agricultural laws” on the borders of Delhi.
“Instead of agreeing to their demands, the BJP government at the centre has been busy in going ahead with its nefarious agenda”.
The farmers’ organisations had appealed to the people to observe “Black Day” on May 26, 2021, against the “anti-people laws and policies” of the central government, it added.
“We also resolve to continue our movement till these black agricultural laws are repealed,” it asserted.