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THE IDES OF MARCH

 

New Delhi, March 18, 2015

Thousands of farmers from Punjab under the leadership of Bharti Kissan Union (BKU) Ekta (Dakaunda) and Azad Kissan Sangarsh Committee (AKSC), held a massive demonstration in New Delhi. Opposition parties and farmers have marched in the capital and protested against the bill, calling it anti-farmer in a country where agriculture is the main livelihood for more than 60 percent of the 1.2 billion people. One of the Opposition leaders asserted me : 

The new Land Acquisition Ordinance is a tool to displace farmers at the cost of big corporate and land sharks and we are protesting against the poor implementation of land reforms in the state. A protest to not allow to implement this draconian legacy of Imperial regime and to carry out prolonged struggle to get it abrogated.