Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA)
Salutes Farmers of India
Los Angeles, February 09, 2020
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Directors of Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) held their special meeting via Zoom on February 3, 2021. In addition to discussing regular PLEA business including the upcoming International Mother Language Day on Februay21, the directors also expressed their strong support for the on-going Farmers’ Protest against Farm Laws in India. In this context, the directors endorsed the following statement of support for the farmers:
The historic agitation/protests against the Indian Government’s Farm Laws are a clear reflection of the frustration, anger and concerns of framers of India. It is the first peaceful agitation of its kind at such a large scale in post independent India initially led by farmers from Punjab and Haryana. This campaign has now become a truly national one as farmers from all over India have become an integral part of this movement. The farmers are fighting for their very survival. These laws have given big agro business conglomerates control over agricultural produce. These laws exempt the corporate families from state level regulation, licensing, stocking, processing and marketing of agricultural produce. Consequently, the farmers’ protest has attracted wide spread support from different stakeholders and ordinary citizens. Not only that, people sympathetic to the farmers’ cause in India and around the globe have enthusiastically come out in support of this campaign.
Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) fully supports the farmers of India in their campaign to have these Farm Laws repealed immediately. At the same time, PLEA is thankful to all of the supporters of this campaign and condemns any acts of intimidation and violence perpetrated against these peacefully protesting farmers and their supporters. PLEA urges the Government of India to accede to the farmers’ demands and repeal these Farm Laws immediately.