Ghaziabad, September 24
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday appealed to Indians residing in the US to maintain a protest during Prime Minister (*25*) Modi’s programme in New York on Saturday in help of the 10-month-long farmers’ agitation at Delhi’s borders.
He additionally urged US President Joe Biden to give attention to considerations of the Indian farmers during his assembly with Modi.
Seeking the help of Indians in the US, the nationwide spokesperson of the BKU claimed that over 750 farmers have misplaced their lives during the stir towards the contentious new farm legal guidelines, however the Centre remains to be not keen to rethink the legislations.
Modi reached the US on Wednesday on an official three-day go to for conferences with Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris, amongst others. He is scheduled to handle the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on Saturday.
“We attraction to all Indians residing in the US. India’s prime minister will likely be there on September 25 in New York for a programme. All Indians in the US ought to place a ‘farmers’ flag on their autos and lift banners of ‘No Farmer No Food’ and register your protest in help of farmers,” Tikait stated in a video message.
“It’s been round 10 months for the reason that protest began and we’re all sitting right here in Delhi. Over 750 of our farmers have died during the motion and the Indian authorities just isn’t prepared to maintain talks. We have sat by winters, summers and rains in the stir,” he added.
In his attraction to the US president, Tikait tweeted: “Dear @POTUS, we the Indian farmers are protesting towards 3 farm legal guidelines introduced by PM Modi’s govt. 700 farmers have died in the final 11 months protesting. These black legal guidelines needs to be repealed to save us. Please give attention to our concern whereas assembly PM Modi (sic).”
Hundreds of farmers are encamped on the three border websites of Delhi in Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur since November 2020 below the banner of Samyuka Kisan Morcha (SKM), demanding that the three contentious farm legal guidelines needs to be repealed and a authorized assure offered to them on minimal help worth of crops.
Tikait has been main his BKU at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.
The Centre, which has held 11 rounds of formal dialogues with the farmers, has maintained that the brand new legal guidelines are pro-farmer. — PTI
Dear @POTUS, we the Indian Farmers are protesting towards 3 farm legal guidelines introduced by PM Modi’s govt. 700 farmers have died in the final 11 months protesting. These black legal guidelines needs to be repealed to save us. Please give attention to our concern whereas assembly PM Modi. #Biden_SpeakUp4Farmers
— Rakesh Tikait (@RakeshTikaitBKU) September 24, 2021