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WPC Joins Bharat Bandh To Support Farmers Protest

"We the undersigned members of the WPC, hereby join the call for Bharat Bandh on 27 September 2021 in full solidarity with the millions of farmers of India protesting the draconian pro-corporate, anti-people ‘farm laws’ of the Union Government," the official statement said.

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Amid the ongoing farmers' protest against controversial farm laws, the Working People’s Charter (WPC), on Monday, said that it has joined the Bharat Bandh on 27 September 2021. 

"We the undersigned members of the WPC, hereby join the call for Bharat Bandh on 27 September 2021 in full solidarity with the millions of farmers of India protesting the draconian pro-corporate, anti-people ‘farm laws’ of the Union Government," the official statement said. 

It also said that the WPC calls upon its constituents to build the widest coalition for strengthening the ongoing farmers’ movement for protecting the dignity and livelihoods of all working people of India. 

"The unflinching forward march of the farmers of India has exposed the Union government’s true intent behind passing the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 & the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 (together, the ‘farm laws’)! We all know that the real motive of the government is to break the back of farming communities through dismantling public-funded support institutions and facilitating the encroachment of big capital on the land and labour of rural India. The plan is simply to make agriculture unviable for farmers and push millions more out of agriculture and into poverty and debt traps for the big corporations to prey upon," it added in the statement. 

On 27 September 2021, the country will witness the unity of India’s working classes against anti-democratic, anti-constitutional forces bent on selling off the country’s resources and pride to the highest bidding corporations. 

Meanwhile, the Indian traders and industrialists will not join the “senseless and anti-development” Bharat Bandh, President Bhartiya Udyog Vyapaar Mandal said on Saturday.

Ravi Kant Garg, National President of Bhartiya Udyog Vyapaar Mandal, said in a statement, “The bandh call by a handful of so-called farmers has been virtually sponsored by the opposition parties from the back door for their political gain and is anti-development and senseless besides being against the interest of traders." 


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