Kalladithidal Christians stand in solidarity with farmers in Delhi

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By DCD Reporter

Kalladithidal: On December 10 after the Mass, the farmers who belong to St.Antony’s Church in Kalladithidal village in Sivangangai diocese, Tamil Nadu, came together to protest against the central government’s three agricultural laws.

In September, the Parliament passed the three agricultural laws, which have been described as “anti-farmer laws” by many farmer unions and politicians from the opposition parties who say these laws would leave farmers at the “mercy of corporates.”

More than 300 farmers of Kalladithidal protested in solidarity and shouted slogans supporting the farmers in Delhi. 

The government takes away the rights of the formers, said Dr.Charles Irudayam, the Parish Priest and the former Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India – executive secretary for Justice, Peace and Development. 

More than 30,000 farmers in Delhi are protesting for more than five months and several of them were died due to cold. 

“But they have not lost their spirit to fight for justice. If we are not going to fight today we would lose our rights,” said one of the parishioners.  

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