Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Maharashtra President demands Govt to repeal three farm laws, give MSP guarantee

December 8, 2020

Mumbai: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Maharashtra President Rizwan-ur-Rehman Khan has announced his support to protesting farmers and demanded the union government to repeal the three farm laws.

In a press release, the JIH Maharashtra chief said, “the union government is trying to project the three farm laws which were passed recently in the Parliament by voice vote without discussion, in favour of farmers. Though, the study of these laws clearly shows that they are more beneficial to the corporate class rather than the farmers. That’s why, after feeling uneasiness, agronomists, rights groups and farmers have stood up against these laws.”

He demanded the government not to ignore the agitation of the farmers and seriously consider their legitimate demands.

The JIH Maharashtra chief called on the Modi government to repeal these three farm laws and enact laws only after holding detail deliberation with the farmers, representatives of the opposition and experts, in accordance with democratic traditions,.

He demands, “the method of contract farming which has been introduced in the newly approved laws should be immediately abolished. Give guarantee of Minimum support price (MSP) and continue the previous mechanism like Agricultural produce market committee (APMC). The amendments made in The Essential Commodities Act, 1955, should be withdrawn immediately. Farmers should be provided free seeds, fertilizers and financial assistance. They should also be offered interest free loans. The cotton crop should be purchased in Maharashtra through the government and the government should implement the Swaminathan report on farmers.”


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