Monday, January 10, 2022

India's Protesting Farmers are Making Their Entry Into the Country's Politics

Photo by Archie Binamira

India's famers have protested through the course of 2020-2021 in order to make the government repeal the three farm laws. These farm laws were passed by the Parliament of India in the month of September in 2020. Many farmer unions have described these laws as "anti-farmer laws." As per the protesting farmers, the three laws will make the farmers weak. The opposition political parties have said that the laws will leave the farmers at the "mercy of corporates." As a part of the protest, the farmers also demanded minimum support price (MSP) so that the corporates cannot dupe them with the prices.

The protest of farmers in India has taken a huge toll on the country's politics. The move has been regarded as a symbol of miscommunication between the ruling party and the farmers. Several ill-intending politicians have misused this opportunity to add fuel to their hidden agendas of sedition, separatism, and community-induced violence. Many fake news were spread as a result of these motives during the protest. The opposition parties accused the ruling party of using police violence on the farmers, while there was not such a thing in reality! The protests have entered in the international limelight and politicians all over the world have expressed their concerns on this issue.

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