Mangaluru: Farm Bills - Congress leaders, organisations block roads in protest


Pics: Spoorthi Ullal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Sep 25: Various organizations, expressing themselves strongly against the central and state governments for enforcing new laws and amendments like Land Reforms Act, APMC Act etc that they claimed are detrimental to the interests of the poor and in favour of the capitalists, held protest in the city on Friday September 25 morning through highway blockade.

Leaders of political parties other than the BJP and various farmer organizations who came together near Nanthoor circle, blocked the vehicles and staged a symbolic road blockade. Later, a protest meeting was also held.

Former MLA, J R Lobo, DYFI state president, Muneer Katipalla, youth Congress Dakshina Kannada district president, Mihun Rai, leaders of different political parties like Sadashiva Ullal, A c Vinayaraj, Praveenchandra Alva,Naveen D'Souza,Aanil Kumar, Sunil Kumar Bajal, P V Mohan, K Imtiaz, Kishnappa Salian,Oswald Cyprian, Vasudeva Uchil, U B Lokayya, V Kuckian, H V Rao, Seetharam Berinja, M Devadas, Raghu Yekkar, Jagadeeshi, Santhosh Kumar Bajal, Bharati Shetty, Jayanti and others participated in the protest.

Addressing the protest, J R Lobo said, "The state and central governments have come to power by seeking votes in the name of farmers. Today the government has passed ordinances to several acts including APMC Act, Land Reforms Act which go against the farmers. The government is trying to destroy the economic source of the farmers. These ordinances only favour the investors."

DYFI state president Muneer Katipalla said, "Several organisations have shown full support to the farmers over the anti-farmer bills introduced by the government. Today the entire nation has stood against the government in support of farmers. Farmers are the backbone of our nation, but today they have been neglected. Our government is doing injustice to the farmers.

"It is impossible for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to run the administration by introducing a lethal law which is against the workers and the farmers. This is nation does not belong to Adani and Ambani. The nation belongs to the farmers, workers, youths and working class community," said Muneer Katipalla.

Leader of Raitha Sangha Krishnappa Salian said, "The government has shown that it is against farmers. Farmers have been affected by the lockdown, and now there is an ordinance that is against the farmers and is favouring investors and multi-national companies."

Another farmers' leader Oswald Prakash Fernandes said, "Those who chant Modi's name are terming the farmers 'anti-BJP' for protesting against the government. As farmers, we are not against any party or supporting any party. We are seeking our rights. Farmers are being dragged to the streets by this ordinance. Injustice has been done to the farmers.

The protestors also raised slogans against Prime Miniser Narendra Modi.

 

  

Comment on this article

  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Citizens of India, require a credible opposition party, who can counter the Union government !!!! Merely sabre rattling, high lighting non issues and worse, teaming up with irrelevant regional parties and extreme fringe organizations will " Do more harm then good " for the Grand old Congress party !!!!

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Not to worry - the ruling party will itself break down due to its faulty policies.

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    You have failed to maintain social distancing and wearing masks

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  • Pramila Fernanades, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    We come here to watch that only right? Even though we don't follow the same in our own life.

    You need to recheck the news of opening Gurupura Bridge before commenting back.

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  • Peter, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    they will make noise for some time then nothing will happen. Any one action taken by this government is reversed till date? Where is the opposition power in India now?

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  • A.M. Belma, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Good to see this. The cause may be just. But Sorry to say , with all due respect , the leaders are out dated. Tried and tested . The crowd present was reflecting the appeal they garner. Not impressed.
    It was an appropriate platforms to launch some new dynamic young faces in the forefront.

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  • VK, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Good to see Congress & Communist Party together. It is not beginning of end, it is beginning of wipe out..!!

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Mathekla ungli padun mokul... Useless jobless

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    BJP MP SUBRAMANYAM SWAMY HAS PREDICTED THAT IF ECONOMY IS NOT PUT ON TRACK BY MARCH 2021 THERE WILL BE CIVIL UNREST!

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  • Rajesh D., Mangalore, Dubai.

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Where are the farmers ??
    You guys again failed to meet all sections of the society and convince them + & - Points of Farm bill.

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  • Sathish Kumar Shetty, Bangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Dikeshi is the most successful farmer who achieved record maximum profit from farming is leading.

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  • Victor Alvares, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    I call upon the district administration to kindly ban all protests on the roads which is a public nuisance. If anybody wants to protest, let them hire some ground and protest as much as they want and say whatever they want. Public convenience takes top priority.

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  • Tilak, Pune

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    No one is wearing masks,I request the health officials to conduct covid-19 test on all these people.

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  • Nadia Kumari, Udupi

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Yes boss..you are right...

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  • Raviraj Poonja, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    No masks and no Social distancing at all for this futile exercise? are you serious? Then, You cannot blame God and Modi for everything.

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    If the Congress party is protesting this bill, then it should be in favour of the farmer and in good interest of the nation ....

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  • Nadia Kumari, Udupi

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Yes Sir; let us assume so.. and let us say, it is in the interest of the nation.. we are on the way to become 5 trillion economy...Does this 5 trillion mean we can earn so much by selling the government's shareholding in all the public sector undertakings? Please shed some light sir...

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Blocking roads and obstructing people's movement is not the way to protest.

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  • PINTO, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Protest should come from farmers not political parties..

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  • Nadia Kumari, Udupi

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Yes Sir; Does it mean that more farmers should commit suicide? Anyway, no data is available now on farmers' suicides also...

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  • GANESH M, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Farmers are committing sucide with the existing sytem also. No one above has said how these bills adversely affect farmers. It seems these protests are political

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Its a matter of FARMERS

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