Manifesto of Indian Farmers

Assembly of Indian Farmers
http://countercurrents.org/2018/12/09/manifesto-of-indian-farmers/

Publisher:  Countercurrents
Date Written:  30/11/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23198

Adopted by an assembly representing the farmers of India, the manifesto outlines Indian farmers convictions, principals, concerns, rights and calls on the parliament of India to hold a Special Session to address the agrarian crisis by passing and enacting the two Kisan Mukti Bills and address additional demands.

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SOLEMNLY AFFIRM OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO
Life and dignified livelihood;
Social security and protection against natural and other calamities;
Land, water, forest and all natural resources including common property resources;
Diversity in seeds, food systems and sustainable technological choices; and,
Freedom of expression, organisation, representation and struggle through constitutional means for realisation of our demands and shaping our future;

THEREFORE, CALL UPON THE PARLIAMENT OF INDIA TO IMMEDIATELY
Hold a Special Session to address the agrarian crisis by passing and enacting the two Kisan Mukti Bills that are of, by and for the farmers of India, namely,
1. The Farmers’ Freedom from Indebtedness Bill, 2018; and
2. The Farmers’ Right to Guaranteed Remunerative Minimum Support Prices for Agricultural Commodities Bill, 2018.

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