Class war is going on in Delhi in the form of farmers' movement

 



40 days in a row. The temperature in Delhi has dropped sharply. At zero degrees at the end. There is cold enough to freeze bones. 

Sometimes there is a gust of wind with cold. Yet the peasants are steadfast on their demands. 

They did not step away from demanding the repeal of the three agricultural laws. More than five hundred farmers' organizations are talking in unison.

Union ministers have sometimes called this movement 'Khalistani' (a shikh movement claiming an independent land for sheikhs).

 Sometimes they marked the farmers as agents of Pakistan or China. Sometimes they are called Urban Naxals or Maoists. 



The government is trying to convince the people that the far-left and the Maoists have hijacked this protest of the farmers. In the end, they were branded as a member of different gangs.

Even after so many things, the government could not form the slightest crack in the unity of the farmers.

Such unity is unprecedented after independence. Even though the character of the peasant movement is fundamentally different from the trade union movement, a broad united platform has emerged. 

There are class differences among the farmers. Inevitably there are some conflicts.

 Despite that, this unity against the proposed amendments to the three agricultural laws and the electricity bill of the Modi government is unprecedented.

 Fighting farmers have only one identity: farmers. No one is Hindu, not Muslim, not Sikh. Everyone is a farmer. A unique example in the peasant movement of the country.


Class conflict is obvious. This is a class war. A new class conflict is also coming up. The conflict between the big bourgeoisie in collaboration with international investment capital and the whole peasantry, including rich peasants and landlords.


The dividing line is clear. The big bourgeoisie is on one side of the conflict over corporate-oriented agricultural laws. On the other hand, there is a peasant society including rich peasants. 

There is division even among the capitalist landlords. It is seen that there is a conflict between the partners of the ruling class.

 The conflict between the big bourgeoisie and the non-big bourgeoisie has also started. In particular, the conflict between small and medium enterprises with the big bourgeoisie. This situation has created a road of possibilities.

The peasant movement, which has been besieging the capital, seems to be singing "Whose side are you on?" A song was written by Florence Reese about the Kentucky mining workers' movement in the early 1930s, which later became popular with Pete Cigar. Today farmers seem to be chanting, "Which side are you on, which side will you choose?"

The new slogan of the peasant movement is: 'Adanee, Ambanee and Jamakhari!' 

There will be no black law of agriculture. There won't be any upper limit for stockpiling of agricultural products. No chance for hoarders and venturers!

The neo-liberalism of the last three decades is responsible for this overall unity in the peasant movement

As a result, the cost of cultivation has increased as well as prices of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides. On the other hand, crop prices have come down.

The farmers had to sell his crop at a low price due to hunger . Its consequence was  'Suicide epidemic'. Today's urgent demand is therefore the price of the crop should be one and a half times .

Another significant aspect of the class perspective is that the unification of the interests of the peasantry and the working class is growing. 

They are against the Modi government's three corporate-oriented agricultural laws and three labour laws. The workers and peasants are gradually rallying against this double attack. 

This is the urgent need of the moment. They have strong belief: ‘Daulat Ki Andheri Raaton Ne Majdoor Kaa Suraj Chhupa Liya/
Daulat Ki Andheri Raaton Se Hum Apnaa Saveraa Maangenge' (The dark nights of wealth hid the sun of hard work/ We will ask for our morning to the dark nights of wealth).


This is an unprecedented unity of the working class and the peasantry. An alliance of the two main productive forces of society with each other to change the policy.

The unprecedented alliance between the workers and the peasants has forced the opposition parties to come to a point for the first time after the Lok Sabha vote. 
Twenty-five all-India, regional parties in support of the strike, excluding the Trinamool, BSP.

Labourers, farmers, farm labourers — the sum of this working-class is three-fourths of the population. A unique example of unity. 

It is this unprecedented unity that is inspiring the rest of the exploited sections of society. It gave them the message of a new direction. 

A new alternative. A new dawn. The alliance of farmers and working class people is that alternative. 

This is the urgent need of the moment. They have strong belief: ‘Daulat Ki Andheri Raaton Ne Majdoor Kaa Suraj Chhupa Liya/
Daulat Ki Andheri Raaton Se Hum Apnaa Saveraa Maangenge' (The dark nights of wealth hid the sun of hard work/ We will ask for our morning to the dark nights of wealth)


There is no evident that the government is withdrawing corporate-oriented measures. The clear expression of the class interests of the big bourgeoisie in the corporate media. As usual, they have been urging the government to reject the demands of the farmers.

The Times of India editorial said, "If the government, under the pressure of the protesters, agrees to a minimum support price or agricultural law, it is clear that some interest groups in India may sabotage or block the capital in any reform effort"

On the contrary, working class of india is uniting. The excellent unity that the peasants are showing in this war needs to be further strengthened.

 They have to be careful, the government will try again to break this unity. The active support of other sections of the working people is essential to strengthening this struggle of the peasants.

The working-class movement has a special responsibility. Not just support. Agricultural law, labour law — a joint struggle must be formed against this pair of attacks.
This fight is not just for the farmers. This fight is for everyone. This fight to protect civil rights. Because you can't go to court against them, it is clearly mentioned in the law.

The government has made such a law and now they are talking about understanding. Which means, the death penalty has been announced, now it will be decided through negotiations whether it is hanging or shooting? So the only path is open to all— first, this anti-peasant, anti-country destructive agricultural law must be repealed.


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  1. The farmers agitation got off the track the day Sh. Tikait started talking about withdrawal of Gaddi.. Opposition leaders of little consequence and following high jacked the movement since they had nothing to lose and were getting into the limelight without any investment what so ever .. A solution is possible only if the leadership rests with real time farmers - both big and small . Farmers should at least listen to why successive governments over the decades have refrained from giving MSP a legislative cover . Let their leaders give out a list of amendments that the farmers believe would protect their interests rather than branding the Legislation's as a Kala Kanoon without discussing the merits or demerits .If parliamentary laws are subject to approval by pressure groups we might as well do away with legislatures . Tomorrow Truck operators would Jam the road all over the country asking for abolition of toll , excise duty on motor fuel , social security for drivers and .many more concessions . And then the next may the unorganised labor force that comprise 9.10 of the total working population . There will be no end which suits the fragmented opposition but would not be acceptable to any one who is interested in giverning and not just pulling down established institutions .

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