The peasants and farmers wing of the Communist Party of India joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel earlier this month.
News of the decision of All India Kisan Sabha, which has 16 million members, was reported on the BDS movement’s website on Monday.
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In a statement, the organization said it endorsed BDS efforts in order to support the “rights of the Palestinian people and to resist the corporate takeover of Indian agriculture sector by Israeli companies.”
AIKS also says it will work to “raise awareness among Indian farmers to prevent Israel and its corporations from reaping profits in India that finance military occupation and apartheid in Palestine.”
The South Asia Coordinator with the Palestinian BDS National Committee said that the move sent a message to Indian …