There are constant comments from the international community on the Farmers’ Protests. Now a statement has also been given by the US State Department on this issue on Wednesday. The Foreign Ministry said that peaceful movements are the hallmark of any flourishing democracy. It was also said that the Ministry welcomes such steps which will increase the efficiency of India’s markets for farmers and bring investment from private sector.
It was indicated by the US State Department that the Biden administration is in support of the steps taken by the Indian government to improve agriculture. A ministry spokesperson said, “In general, we welcome such steps that will increase the efficiency of India’s markets and increase private sector investment in the region.”
On being asked questions on the ongoing farmers’ movement in India, the Foreign Ministry said that the US promotes the removal of solutions from the talks between the two sides. The spokesman said, ‘We believe that peaceful movement is the hallmark of any democracy and note that the Supreme Court of India has said the same.’
Meanwhile, many American lawmakers have come out in support of the peasant movement. MP Haley Stevens said that ‘I am concerned about the news of taking action against peaceful protesters protesting against agrarian reform laws in India’. In a statement, he appealed to the Narendra Modi government to negotiate with the farmers and resolve the matter. He also said that they are monitoring the situation.
Another MP, Ilhan Omar, also gave his support to the farmers. He said in a tweet, ‘India has to protect its fundamental democratic rights. Allow unhindered movement of information, resume Internet access and release all journalists detained to cover this movement.
Earlier, Meena Harris, the niece of Vice-President Kamala Harris, also said that India’s democracy is under attack.