Which state government has recently organized Farmer’s Martyrs day to pay homage to the martyrs of 1894 farmers’ rising in the state?
For the first time, the Assam government has organized Farmer’s Martyrs day on January 27, 2017 at Patharughat in Darrang district to pay homage to the martyrs of 1894 farmers’ rising at Patharughat. In the 2-day event, various training programs, exhibitions, seminars will talk place and the Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal will also give awards to 22 progressive farmers on this occassion. On 28th January 1894, 140 innocent farmers were massacred and 150 others injured, when they rose in protest against the oppressive increase in land revenue by the then colonial British rulers. The farmers had risen against the British tyranny as a cohesive force and with this Assam emerged as one of the pioneers and forerunners of India’s struggle for independence.