The US urges dialogue to resolve farmer’s protests against controversial agricultural law in India.
According to a foreign news agency, the US embassy in New Delhi said in a statement that the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should resolve the issue through talks with the protesting farmers.
“We encourage the two sides to resolve their differences through dialogue,” a US embassy spokesman said. However, the embassy in its statement also supported the controversial law introduced by the Modi government and said that the government’s agrarian reforms would pave the way for more private sector investment and improve Indian markets.
Millions of farmers have been protesting against controversial agrarian reforms in India for over a month, but the Modi government is unwilling to give up and refuses to accept their demands. The law will benefit capitalist big companies and hurt the poor.
Anti-government protests by farmers in India have gained international attention. Even Hollywood pop star Rehana has spoken out in favor of Indian farmers. On Tuesday, singer Rehana shared news of Indian farmers’ protest on Twitter and wrote, “Why aren’t we talking about it?” He also used the farmers’ protest hashtag.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
The outrage against the law can be gauged from the fact that on January 26, Indian Republic Day farmers stormed New Delhi. And staged violent protests, during which they clashed with police, including several people wounded.
Seeing the present circumstance, worldwide onlookers were constrained to say that on Indian Republic Day. farm vehicles were seen in Delhi Instead of tanks.
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau had also expressed concern over the government’s mistreatment of farmers in India. And the controversial law, but the Modi government dismissed it as interference in its internal affairs.