Massive farmers' movement led by the All India Kisan Sabha is underway in Sikar, Rajasthan

One of their major demands is to repeal the cow slaughter ban. The Narendra Modi government’s ban on cattle trade for slaughter is only three months old, but is already wreaking havoc...

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A massive farmers' movement led by the All India Kisan Sabha is underway in Sikar, Rajasthan, for remunerative crop prices, loan waiver and other demands. Here are a few glimpses of the struggle, which has won the enthusiastic support of all sections of society, ranging from women and traders to the unions and even DJs!

Sikar in Rajasthan is witnessing a historic struggle of farmers. For the past 12 days, under the aegis of the All India Kisan sabha, they have been on the war path against the central and state govts. Now the entire town has joined them, with auto-taxi unions, milk suppliers' union and others standing up with them. The National modia, except the likes of Ravish Kumar, have blacked out the protest.This is no small struggle, as evident from photographs like this.

One of their major demands is to repeal the cow slaughter ban. The Narendra Modi government’s ban on cattle trade for slaughter is only three months old, but is already wreaking havoc in the lives of the farmers. Their income from the sale of cattle has been halved, they say. A cow that was sold for Rs 50,000 is now sold at Rs 20,000, and a buffalo’s price has dropped from Rs 60,000 to Rs 30,000.

“This illogical law has just increased our miseries. It has become a 24×7 duty to protect our farms from stray cattle. They come onto the farm even if there are wired fences. A farmer in Jhunjhunu village recently committed suicide after stray cattle destroyed his crops at night,” said Bhawar (40), a farmer from Jerthi village.

A massive farmers' movement led by the All India Kisan Sabha is underway in Sikar, Rajasthan, for remunerative crop prices, loan waiver and other demands. Here are a few glimpses of the struggle, which has won the enthusiastic support of all sections of society, ranging from women and traders to the unions and even DJs!

While negotiations are on, here is a video which was shot yesterday with Comrade Amra Ram, AIKS President and one among the leaders of the Kisan Agitation in Rajasthan He has said it very clearly, if the government doesn't meet our demands, the movement will only intensify.

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