Trade Unions strongly condemn the brutal killing of a young farmer and injuries to dozens and give a call to observe 23 February as Black day all over India by wearing black badges and organise nationwide protests

Press Release of the Platform of Central Trade Unions

Press Release

The Platform of Central Trade Unions issued the following statement today, 21 February 2024.

Trade Unions strongly condemn the brutal killing of young farmer and injuries to dozens,
Declares to observe 23 February as Black day all over India.

The platform of Central Trade Unions express strong condemnation of the unprecedented and unprovoked force and oppression on the farmers at Khanauri and Shambhu borders by the Haryana police and Central forces today. One young life is lost, Shubhkaran Singh, son of Charanjit Singh of Ballo village died of severe head injury and dozens of farmers have sustained injuries at Khanauri and Shambhu border. There have been use of cane charge, plastic bullets and tear gas shells on the farmers whose fault is that they wanted to reach the capital city of the country to demand from the government to fulfill the promises given to farmers at the time of taking back three farm laws based on which they lifted protest from Delhi borders.
While congratulating the workers and farmers for successful action on 16 February a joint call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) and the platform of Central Trade Unions, independent Federations/Associations for a nationwide mass mobilisation along with Industrial/Sectoral Strike and Grameen Bharat Bandh, notes that this success of the movement has made the rulers in the centre nervous. The ruling regime in the centre and their party ruling in states are conspiring to use all means to crush any opposition and are inclined to use all kinds of unlawful actions.
We call upon the unions of all sectors organised and unorganized to observe 23 February as Black day and organise nationwide protests, wear black badges, have lunch hour protests, protest dharnas, processions, torchlight/candle light protests in whatever form they can express their anguish on the ruthless approach of Central Government towards workers and farmers of the country.
In the meanwhile, we reiterate to continue the workers-farmers unity developed in course of time and would go in solidarity action with any future call by the SKM to fight back this anti-worker, anti-farmer, and anti-national government which is promoting corporate communal nexus.

The platform of Central Trade Unions, independent Federations Associations
INTUC AITUC HMS CITU AIUTUC TUCC SEWA AICCTU LPF UTUC

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