Farmers Protest: SKM called upon citizens to light earthen lamps on Diwali to honour dead farmers

News Desk: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Wednesday called upon citizens and all its constituents to light an earthen lamp on Diwali in the name of farmers killed during the ongoing farmers’ protest. The SKM, in a statement on the eve of Diwali, said for protesting farmers, celebration time would arrive only when their demands would be met by the central government.

It said nearly 700 farmers have died in the agitation so far due to the “obstinate, undemocratic and irrational” approach of the central government.

“The Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls upon its constituents and citizens in the farmers’ movement to light one lamp on Diwali in honour of farmers who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of farmers’ rights and livelihoods” the statement read.

The SKM also invited people to join protesting farmers at the morcha sites to celebrate Diwali with them, it said.