Citizens for Justice and Peace

Farmer Protest

Does the Constitution stand with our farmers and their rights? A closer look at safeguards available to the agricultural community

The country is presently engulfed in peaceful protests by farmers, a community that has largely known to be organised yet silent; a community that toils hard to drive the farming sector and to ensure food security for the countrymen. According to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural…

New MSP for Kharif crops

New MSP for Kharif crops: Historic or Histrionics? Govt. can't stop patting its own back for benefits it never provided

On July 4, 2018, the cabinet approved a hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif crops, triggering an unabashed display of self congratulations and sycophancy on social media. But given how the MSP hike without any guarantee of procurement is a meaningless publicity stunt, one wonders if the move is just a means to…

How Right Wing media manipulates Public Perception The damage done to the Farmers' Protest by whataboutery, false equivalence and wild conspiracy theories

CJP has been campaigning for farmers’ rights and supporting them in their struggle. Since March 14 we have been bringing to you constant updates from an ongoing Satyagraha by farmers in Odisha. Unfortunately, a large section of the mainstream media has remained indifferent to the protest which has entered the 8th day with the farmers launching a Rail Roko on Monday.…

Odisha Farmers’ Protest in Images

Odisha Farmers’ Protest in Images A look at how the farmer unrest is spreading across Odisha

Farmers across 22 districts in Odisha have launched a Satyagrah for their rights. First they organised a huge rally in Bhubaneshwar, then as many as 306 of them went on a hunger strike. On March 17, as their hunger strike entered the 6th day, many had to be hospitalised due to their deteriorating health. On…

मुंबई के बाद लखनऊ में किसानों का आक्रोश देश भर के किसानो में फैल रही है सरकार के खिलाफ़ नाराज़गी

नासिक से मुंबई long march ऐतिहासिक रैली के बाद, देश के कोने कोने में किसान आक्रोश फैल रहा है. लखनऊ के विशाल किसान प्रतिरोध रैली मे AIKS के नेताओं ने और किसानों ने सरकार को चेतावनी दी है कि उनकी मांगे मानी जायें वरना आन्दोलन नहीं रुकेगा.   Related: आत्महत्या नहीं संघर्ष करेंगे

Odisha farmers begin Satyagraha

Odisha farmers begin Satyagraha in every district demanding of Pension, MSP hike Over 300 farmers on indefinite hunger strike, 'sit-in' protests outside all District Collectorates

((This story was originally published on March 14 and updated on March 16, 2018)) Farmers in Odisha have launched a Satyagrah for their rights across 22 districts in the state. They are holding ‘sit-in’ protests outside each District Collectorate office. Soon after the long march of farmers in Maharashtra, Odisha peasants and farmers had staged a massive…

‘आत्महत्या नहीं संघर्ष करेंगे’: किसान प्रतिरोध का नया नारा उत्तर प्रदेश में किसानों की विशाल रैली का आयोजन

उत्तर प्रदेश किसान सभा के बैनर तले १५ मार्च को लखनऊ के लक्ष्मण मेला मैदान में विशाल ‘किसान प्रतिरोध रैली’ का आयोजन किया गया, जिसमें राज्य के कोने-कोने से आये हजारों किसानों ने ‘आत्महत्या नहीं संघर्ष करेंगे’ की हुंकार भरी। किसानों ने संकल्प लिया कि वे गांव-गांव, तहसीलों, जिला मुख्यालयों और विधान सभा तक चरणबद्व…

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