Leaders Amra Ram, Hetram Beniwal, Sheopat Meghwal and Others Arrested
Cannot Deter Kisan Mahapadav; The Protest Will Go On!!
India Kisan Sabha condemns the repression unleashed by the Vasundhara Raje led
BJP Government in Rajasthan on the peasant movement in the State and the arrest
of AIKS Vice President Com.Amra Ram, veteran leader Com.Hetram Beniwal,
Com.Shyopat Meghwal and many others. Arrests are being reported from different
parts of the State. AIKS demands the immediate release of all arrested leaders
and activists. The discredited BJP Government is only exposing its fear of the
Kisan mobilisation by this act. Democratic protests cannot be stifled by
repressive measures. We warn the BJP Government in Rajasthan that this move
will be countered by massive mobilisation and the movement will go on until the
anti-peasant, anti-worker and anti-poor Vasundhara Raje regime is defeated.
is to be noted that the BJP Government after the historic struggle of the
peasantry under the leadership of the Kisan Sabha was forced to agree upon all
the demands including loan waiver and remunerative prices, procurement, pension
and other matters. However, the BJP Government went back on the agreement and
betrayed the peasantry. Against the betrayal the Kisan Sabha has been amidst
the peasantry mobilising for an indefinite Mahapadav at Jaipur from 22nd
February, 2018 onwards. Kisans from across the State were marching towards
Jaipur and the paranoid BJP Government has resorted to the cowardly move of
arresting the AIKS leaders and Kisans. However, thousands of Kisans are on the
move and will reach Jaipur on 22nd February defying threats and intimidation
from the BJP Government and RSS goons. Kisan Sabha is an organisation that has
emerged through struggles and advanced despite all kinds of attacks and
repression. Such attacks and arrests are not going to deter us from struggles.
Our struggle on genuine demands of the peasantry shall continue come what may.
AIKS President Ashok Dhawale and Joint Secretary Vijoo Krishnan will take part
in the Mahapadav in solidarity with the Kisans and agricultural workers of
Ashok Dhawale, President
Hannan Mollah, General Secretary
February 20, 2018