India: Massive Peasant March in Siliguri

People’s Democracy | January 06, 2019

OVER Thirty thousand farmers and agricultural workers at the call of AIKS and AIAWU from six North Bengal districts flooded the streets of Siliguri in North Bengal , to protest against the anti farmer policies of the Modi-led Union government and the West Bengal state government on December 27. All Siliguri bound trains virtually turned into ‘Kishan Express’ on that day and a day before. Many of them had come from far flung mountainous belt or distant rural areas in the Bengal bordering Assam and Bangladesh.

Residents of Siliguri extended their solidarity to marchers by supplying ‘roti’ and vegetables. Volunteers collected food from houses and finally more than one lakh packets were served.Read More »