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Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Delegation Meets Agitating Farmers To Support Their Demands

A delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) consisting of its national and state leaders visited Tikri Border, in Delhi on Monday to extend support to the demands of the agitating farmers.

The delegation under the leadership of JIH national Secretary Malik Motasim Khan met with leaders of the agitating farmer movements (Kisan Andolan) including chief of Bharati Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) Sri Joginder Singh Ugrahan and its senior vice president Sri Jhanda Singh Jethuke. The farmer unions are protesting to demand the union government to repeal the recently enacted three farm laws.

Another JIH national Secretary Shafi Madni, JIH Punjab president A.Shukoor, Ishtiyaq Zahid Hussain, Md Ali Falahi Haryana, Asad Falahi were part of the delegation.

Earlier at its press conference held on 12 December, Jamaat had supported the farmers’ agitation against the three laws passed in Parliament that deals with MSP, contract farming and essential commodities.

It said that attempts to discredit the farmers and accusing them of being secessionists, ignorant of the facts and pawns in the hands of the Opposition – is a dangerous trend and a highly objectionable attempt to suppress and discredit any democratic opposition to government policies.

The government seemed to be under pressure from certain forces to modify the agricultural ecosystem of India for the benefit of corporates and multinationals. The government’s intransigence during the negotiations with the farmers’ representatives shows that it has made the farmers’ demand of repealing the laws into an ‘ego’ issue and does not care about the suffering of the protestors, most of whom are elderly and compelled to camp at the borders of the nation’s capital in the harsh winter, the Jamaat said in a statement.

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Rushda Fathima Khan is the Staff Reporter for The Cognate.

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