India: Farmers Call for General Strike on January 8 and 9, Joined by Trade Unions

Farmer’s association calls a two-day ‘Gramin Bharat bandh’ similar to a general strike on January 8 and 9, against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s non-committal position on farmers’ debt issues and rural distress the country has been facing in the last four and half years of the BJP rule.

The landlessness issue is another major problem, and the Dalits have borne the worst of the Modi government’s policies. The farmers association’s strike has been supported by the Bhumi Adhikar Sabha, an organization demanding land for poor farmers.

On January 8 and 9, several trade unions have also called for ‘general strike’ to protest the Modi government’s pro-corporate policies. In urban areas, trade unions will go for general strike and farmers across the country will observe Gramin Bharat bandh on January 8 and 9 next year.

 

 

Photo: “India’s Farmers” by www.david baxendale.com is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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  1. […] Trade unions and farmer’s associations called for the ‘general strike’ to protest the Modi government’s pro-corporate policies and amendments to labor laws that workers say will impose conditions of slavery on working people. In urban areas, trade unions held a general strike and farmers across the country are observing a Gramin Bharat bandh, similar to a general strike, against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s non-committal position on farmers’ debt issues and rural distress the country has been facing in the last four and half years of BJP rule. […]

  2. […] Trade unions and farmer’s associations called for the ‘general strike’ to protest the Modi government’s pro-corporate policies and amendments to labor laws that workers say will impose conditions of slavery on working people. In urban areas, trade unions held a general strike and farmers across the country are observing a Gramin Bharat bandh, similar to a general strike, against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s non-committal position on farmers’ debt issues and rural distress the country has been facing in the last four and half years of BJP rule. […]

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