NEW DELHI—Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has called the announcement of the repeal of the three farm laws by the Prime Minister as a “victory of democracy and farmers.”
In a statement issued to the media, JIH President Syed Sadatullah Husaini said that the repeal of the farm laws was inevitable.
“We feel that the repeal of the farm laws was inevitable and it is a great victory for democracy and the farmers of our country,” he said, adding, “It is also a victory for the people of India and all those who supported the farmers in their resistance against the anti-people, anti-poor and anti-farmer laws.”
“However, we regret the fact that the farmers had to pay such a heavy price for fighting against these unjust laws and we pay our homage to the hundreds of farmers who laid down their lives for this cause,” the JIH chief pointed out.
The JIH President said: “The farmers’ agitation showed how peaceful protests can be carried out democratically and the positive role that civil society plays in helping the nation to ensure the removal of laws and policies that go against the interests of the nation and society. We salute the grit and tenacity of our farmer brothers and sisters who gave immense sacrifices to sustain their cause. It also showed the insensitivity of the government as it tried to crush the movement through insinuation and brute force. We now urge the government to also look at other anti-people and anti-constitutional laws like the CAA-NRC etc. and ensure that they too are withdrawn at the earliest. We feel delighted that finally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acceded to the demands of the Indian farmers. If it had been done earlier, the losses could have been averted.”