Farmers for political prisoners: International Human Rights Day to be observed at Tikri Border
Farmers for political prisoners: International Human Rights Day to be observed at Tikri Border, New Delhi
The farmer protesters gathered at Tikri border plan to celebrate International Human Rights Day on the protest site (Baba Banda Singh Nagar) on December 10 and raise their voice for the release of intellectuals and human rights activists.
Jhanda Singh Jethuke, Senior Vice President of Bhartiya Kissan Union/BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) told the press that International Humans Rights Day has come when lakhs of farmers are protesting on the roads and Modi government have arrested numerous human rights activists and peo-people intellectuals. The demand for the release of human rights activists has been constantly raised in the ongoing agitation.
The Human Rights Day will be dedicated to this demand and human rights’ activists will participate in the protest. Jhanda Singh told that Modi government is running fascist economic agenda on the one hand to promote corporate interests and repression campaign against the democratic rights activists on the other hand. These twin campaigns constitute their fascist agenda. The people’s intellectuals and human rights activists have been specifically targeted to instil fear among the people.
About two dozen activists have been arrested under cooked charges; Bhima Koregaon and instigation of Delhi riots’ cases. The arrestees include octogenarians Stan Swamy and Varvara Rao. Women activists like Sudha Bhardwaj and Shoma Sen, with a proven record of pro-poor work have been arrested. They dedicated their lives to the poor people and their rights.
Jhanda Singh appealed to the common people and democratic sections of the society to participate in the protest near new bus stand on Tekri Border where the protest site has been named as Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Nagar. He also appealed the democratic sections from Punjab to reach Delhi on the occasion and raise their voice for common concern of the humanity.
[Based on the 7th December Statement issued by Jhanda Singh Jethuke]
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