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Two-day farmers' convention on agrarian crisis in Delhi next week

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Various organisations working for the rights of farmers are organising a two-day national convention here next week on agrarian crisis, assault on economy and of dalits and minorities.

The convention scheduled on March 20-21 will be joined by farmers' organisations, social activists, political party representatives and the academics.

"The continued disruption of agriculture, strong pursuance of anti-people policies by the governments, and apathy for the conditions of farmers and agricultural workers has reached a new low where a coordinated attack and unleashing of terror among rural communities has seen animal husbandry and its existence per se under threat," said of All India Kisan Sabha, farmers' wing of the CPI (M).

of All India Kisan Mahasabha, said, "small, medium and marginal farmers are strongly affected by the emerging practice of criminalisation and extortions in the name of cow protection. The violent manifestations of the right wing in the forms of vigilantism and calling out people working with as involved in illegal transport".

While of Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan said "Dancing to the whims of monopolistic corporate houses, the ruling party is laying groundwork for communalised divisions in society, and at the same time taking away the employment and revenue generation, derived from animal husbandry.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 20:45 IST