The 7 Factors That Make the Current Farmers Struggle Historic – By Ashok Dhawale
The unprecedented Kisan struggle that began on November 26, 2020, has been the largest, the longest and the most powerful nationwide farmers’ struggle in the history of Independent India. This struggle has several distinctive features.
First, it is led by over 500 farmers’ organisations in the country, who have united under the platform of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM). All sections of the peasantry have joined together.
Second, it has combated tremendous repression in the form of teargas shells, water cannons, lathi charges, and after the Government-sponsored violence on January 26, indiscriminate arrests of farmers, FIRs against farmer leaders, eminent journalists, arrests of climate activists, ED raids on independent news portals like NewsClick, and has overcome it all.