Monday, February 19, 2018
HARSH THAKOR SAYS SALUTE THE PEASANTS AND INTELLECTUALS,STUDENTS YOUTH AND WOMEN OF PUNJAB IN SHIMMERING THE TORCH OF RESISTANCE TO EXTINGUISH THE DARK FORCES OF FASCISM IN THE ANTI-BLACK LAWS CONVENTION AT GRAIN MARKET AT BARNALA IN PUNJAB ON FEBRUARY 16TH.
SALUTE THE PEASANTS,WORKERS,INTELLECTUALS,STUDENTS YOUTH AND WOMEN OF PUNJAB IN SHIMMERING THE TORCH OF RESISTANCE TO EXTINGUISH THE DARK FORCES OF FASCISM IN THE ANTI-BLACK LAWS CONVENTION AT GRAIN MARKET AT BARNALA IN PUNJAB ON FEBRUARY 16TH.
A GLORIOUS CHAPTER IN THE RESISTANCE OF PEOPLE AGAINST FASCSIM WAS INSCRIBED IN HISTORY BOOKS .VENUE RESEMBLED AN OCEAN WITH THE TORCH OF RESISTANCE SHIMMERING TO EXTINGUISH FORCES OF DARKNESS
61 Organizations comprising 20,000 people organized from 15 districts of the Malwa belt of Punjab converged at the grain market in Barnala to protest against the black laws of Punjab Control of Organised Crime Act (PCOCA)and Punjab Prevention to Damage to Pubic-Private Property Act .it represented every opressed section of society from industrial workers,peasants,agricultural labour,govt.employees ,students,youth,doctors and intellectuals.
The prominent speakers were Buta Singh Burgill of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda),Joginder Singh Ugrahan of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan),Mukseh Mulaudh of Zameen parapti Sangharsh commitee ,Lakhwinder of Textile mazdoor and hosiery workers union,Pardeep Kasba of Punjab Students Union,Narain Dutt of Inquilabi Kendra ,Zora Nasrali of Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union,Raminder of Naujwan Bharat Sabha ,Bhagwant Singh Samau of Mazdoor Mukti Morcha,Jagmohan Singh of Association for Democratic rights ,Chatramal Goyal of medical practitioners association,Nirbay Dedhuke of Kirti Kisan Union,representative of Indian federation of trade Unions,.
All the speakers exposed the nefarious designs of the state in using Punjab Control of Organised Crime Act (PCOCA)laws in the false pretext of curbing criminal activity and goondaism.and actually completely utilising it to suppress all peoples movements and Organizations.
Today every section of Society has suffered the onslaught of globalisation and pro-corporate govt.policies leading to peasant suicides because of inability to repay loans,victimisation of workers through massive retrenchment,banning of strikes and denial of minumum wages,inability of students to afford fees in private institutions ,massive unemployment and sexual opression of women.
The speakers gave vivid day to day examples of the fascist designs of the black laws like PCOCA prevalent and how only peoples organized resistance could defeat them.They all aspired to achieve the dream of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his comrades who were betrayed by the Gandhian Congress in 1947.
They explained how maximum powers were given now to the police force to use PCOCA law to violate all conventional liberties.The peasant leaders spoke about how Captain Amrinder did not fulfill a single promise he made to the families of suicide victims in term s of debt relief and compensation.“Now, Punjab government is planning PCOCA to control gangsters. Police will misuse it on the directions of politicians and innocents will be harassed.
The PCOCA would further multiply the problems for common man,” State General Sectary of Istri Jagriti Manch Amandeep Deol said.
The protesters alleged that government does not face any danger from common man. The agitators rued that the state has sold government properties at lower rates to favour their near ones while new taxes were being imposed on poor.
It was one of the biggest rallies ever staged in protest against black laws in the history of Punjab..Event was of great significance to prevent the ascendancy of fascism when the state is investing every ounce of energy into introducing laws to ban and suppress democratic movements and organizations.The joint front of so many organizations and unity of several trends made the event a sweeping success.
The venue literally resembled an Ocean shimmering the torch of justice to extinguish the dark rays of fascism.The participants wrote a new chapter in the history of rallies organized against state repression ,swarming in like bees to the rally.It was reminiscent of a huge army assembled.,preparing for a war.It was a tribute to the meticulous grassroots work and preparation work of the leaders and activists of all the participating groups. The unity of industrial workers and peasants had great significance as well as the participation of the student community.The role of the industrial workers was particularly noteworthy .
The rally had great political significance with the fascist attacks of the administration on all sections of people like the mass arrests of peasants when protesting.police attacks on campuses, and brutal lathi charges on industrial workers.It was great example to the whole nation when fascist attacks on movements and activists are becoming the order of the day .
It proved the great potential of the oppressed classes of Punjab in giving major resistance to the fascist trends prevailing and the their deep frustrations generated by the oppressive social order.The event was a true model .of a revolutionary democratic protest to the entire nation playing a major role in elevation the democratic political consciousness of every section of the masses.
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