TREMORS CREATED IN CAMP OF RULING CLASSES. –
By Harsh Thakor
The grain market in Barnala resembled the convergence of a huge army turning a spark into a prairie fire. With the intensity of a Tsunami revolutionary spirit of Bhagat Singh was ressurected. An Anti-imperialist conference projected the aspirations of Bhagat Singh, the betrayal of the Congress and the very conspiracy of the Hindu fascist BJP. The speakers addressed all the burning issues of the day linking it to the ideology of Shaheed BhAgat Singh. Shivers were literally sent down the spine of the ruling classes.
Significantly it was addressed by leaders of organisations of landed peasantry and of landless agricultural labourers. Aspect of Communal Hindutva fascsim was brought to the fore, linking it's politics with the anti-people pro-corporate policies of the govt. No stone was left unturned in condemning the Black Agricultural laws, summarising their devastating impact on lives of people, and how it was an integral part of the policies of a pro-corporate state.
Of the 2 lakh participants, 70%comprised the youth and 30000 womenparticipated. The event extensively promoted unity between farmers and agricultural labourers and struck a blow to forces of Brahmanical oppression and Hindutva. Every democrat must salute this achievement of BKU (Ugrahan).
REPORT FROM SUKHDEV SINGH KHOKRI –SECRETARY (BKU(UGRHAN)
Clarion Call to Fight for freedom from Exploitation and Oppression in Anti Imperialist Conference on Bhagat Singh Birth Anniversary
Fight will continue till the repeal of Black Laws and Liberation from Imperialist Blood Suckers.
Barnala 28 September-- On the occasion of 114th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, peasants, agricultural workers, youth and women came in endless waves to the Anti Imperialist Conference organised by BKU(Ekta- Ugrahan). A huge gathering of more than two lakh people was a demonstration of the shining glimpse of the rising consciousness against imperialist exploitation and hegemonic oppression which is a direct target of the present peasant struggle.
Congratulating the people on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, President, BKU (EKTA-Ugrahan) put his finger upon the imperialist exploitation as the real cause behind the problems like indebtedness, suicides, poverty, hyper inflation and unemployment being faced by the peasants, workers and the other toiling sections of the people. Bhagat Singh and his comrades sacrificed their lives for extermination of this exploitation & oppression. He said that the black agricultural laws are an integral aspect of the policies being imposed upon our people by the imperialist forces through the collaborating rulers of our country. He emphatically stressed upon the unavoidable need to continue marching ahead on the path leading to the final defeat of imperialism as shown by Bhagat Singh. By taking inspiration from the life and ideology of Bhagat Singh, he declared that the present struggle will be continued to be waged not only till these black laws are repealed but also till the country is liberated from the blood sucking exploitation of the imperialists and their collaborators.
Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, general secretary of BKU ( Ekta Ugrahan) thanked the people for the historic Bharat bandh on 27 September. He said that the British rulers had, no doubt, to leave the country on account of the heroic struggle of Bhagat Singh, his comrades and the people but imperialism as an exploitative power remained here, and now the loot and hegemonic oppression by the multinational corporations have increased manifold. He further said that the rulers of our country have placed our rich natural resources like land, water, minerals and big industrial concerns in the lap of these imperialist countries and corporates and throw away prices; and now these imperialist vultures are on their toes to pounce upon our agricultural produce, marketing system and the entire food chain through these black laws brought by the traitorous Narendra Modi government.
BKU's vice president Jhanda Singh Jethuke said that the people can advance on the path of their liberation by following the ideas of Bhagat Singh, rising above the sectarian divisions based upon religion and castes and by organising broad, determined and united struggles.
By throwing light upon the unique role played by the women in the present struggle, Harinder Bindu, BKU's women wing's leader said that without their equal participation the nefarious anti people policies of the imperialists cannot be defeated. She said that the women have categorically proved in the present struggle they are equally capable of leading and organising any struggle.
Lachhman Singh Sewewala, General Secretary, Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union focussed upon the significance of class struggles and the peasant-workers unity in the ideology of Bhagat Singh and said that the present class-based peasant movement has opened the way to a resolute defeat of Modi government's decisive policies of communalism, casteism and sectarian nationalism.
Ashwani Ghuda and Hoshiar Salemgarh of Naujwan Bharat Sabha and PSU ( Shaheed Randhawa) called upon the youth to stand guard upon the anti imperialist legacy of Bhagat Singh enshrined in his writings especially his message to the youth of India.
Others who addressed the conference included DTF's Digvijay Pal Sharma, Jagrup Singh of Contract Employees Union, Joginder Ghasi Ram Nain and Manjit Singh from Haryana.
In this occasion the message of Bhagat Singh was communicated through a choreography penned by Amolak Singh and presented by People's Art Theatre. The artists Lok Sangeet Mandali, Masani and Dhaula sang songs depicting anti imperialist legacy.
The Conference passed various resolute presented by Shingara Singh Mann which included the demand to restore the original form of Jallianwala Bagh, release of all the intellectuals, withdraw the orders demanding land phards, compensation to the tune of 60000 per acre to the farmers and 30000 per acre to the workers families for ruined cotton crop and strong legal action against pesticide dealers who have sold spurious pesticides. Those who were present in this conference included Dr. Surjeet Lee, Buta Singh Nawanshehar, Ram Swarm Lakhewali, Rajinder Bhadaur and Dr. Harjinder Singh Sran and Mrs. Manjeet Aulakh.