The echo of the ongoing farmers’ movement on the borders of Delhi is heard in international circles. This movement against agricultural laws, which has been going on for more than two months, has taken many colors. The violence during the Tractor Rally held on Republic Day has made the situation difficult for the agitators, but the farmers’ organizations are still firm on their demand.
On Wednesday, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait held a mahapanchayat with thousands of farmers in Jind, Haryana, in which he spoke of further pressure on the government through agitation.
What Are the Latest Updates?
On Tuesday, international pop star Rihanna tweeted an autobiography on farmers, after which there was a stir. Apart from Rihanna, many other international figures drew attention by tweeting on this issue, then the Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement saying that this movement should be seen in the context of India’s democratic rights and also that The government is constantly in contact with the organizations concerned to resolve it. The ministry also said that ‘this movement is being done by farmers in a small part of the country’.
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Several big names including Ajay Devgan, Lata Mangeshkar, Akshay Kumar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, have tweeted in the context that India itself is going to discuss and decide on any Indian issue, after comments on the farmers movement from abroad I have enough
What Are the Farmers Saying?
Led by farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, there is a Maha Panchayat on Wednesday in the presence of thousands of farmers in Jind, Haryana, where Tikait and other farmer leaders have vowed to continue the movement with more vigor. Among the farmers here, Tikait warned the government that if the laws are not withdrawn, it will be difficult for them to remain in power.
He also expressed outrage over the barricading by the Delhi Police on behalf of the farmers at the borders of Delhi. He said that ‘the government has put down spikes, installed wires, but these things will not stop the farmers. When the king is afraid, he makes fortifications. Modi government is engaged in fortification for fear of farmers.
What is the Situation Regarding Three Agricultural Laws?
Implementation of three agricultural laws – ‘Farmer Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Bill, 2020′, ‘Agriculture (Empowerment and Protection) Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Agreement Bill, 2020′ and ‘Essential Commodities Amendment Bill, 2020’. But the Supreme Court has stayed till the next order. To discuss these, the court has formed a committee, which had its first meeting some time ago. The committee is also making its own website, where public opinion and suggestions will be sought on these laws.
At the same time, last month, there was an interaction between the government and farmer representatives for the 11th and last phase, in which both sides were adamant on their stand. The farmers want to bring back the laws, while the government agrees to discuss changes in them. The government has also offered to keep these laws on hold for 18 months and continue to negotiate, which has been turned down by the farmer leaders.