Udupi: Various organisations in the Udupi district staged protests on Tuesday, December 8, in support of the farmers who called for a Bharat bandh on the same day.
It can be recalled that farmers from Haryana, Punjab and some other stated have been protesting on the outskirts of Delhi for the past few days. They are protesting three farm laws that were passed by the Parliament in September.
The organizations that staged protests in front of the war memorial in Ajjarkad, Udupi, included the Udupi district Congress, Udupi district Janata Dal (Secular), Sahabalve Udupi district, District Muslim Okkoota, CPI and CPI(M), Kisan Congress, District Dalit Sangarsha Samiti and others.
At the conclusion of the protest meet, an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was burned. Speakers at the protest claimed that the new farm laws will eliminate the safety cushion of the MSP and scrap the mandis, leaving the farmers at the mercy of major corporates, even though the government has repeatedly assured the agitating farmers that the MSP will not be scrapped.
CITU vice president Balakrishna Shetty, Annayya Sherigar Congress leader, JDS district President Yogish Shetty, District Muslim Okkoota President Yasin Malpe, Kisan Congress leader Shashidhar Shetty, CITU President K Shankar, CPI leader Vishwanath Rai, Dalit Sangarsh Committee leader Sudar Master and others spoke at the protest.
Present for the protest were Congress leaders Mahabala Kundar, Geetha Wagle, Chandrika Shetty, Prashanth Jathanna, Suresh Nayak, Sourbh Ballal, Surendra Ganiga, other leaders Vishwanath Pethri, Ismail Athradi, Yasin Kodibengre, Jayaram Acharya and others.
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