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Farmers’ Issues and Agrarian Crisis in Punjab

India’s New Farm Laws: Who really gets the benefit?

Three new agriculture laws, back in September 2020, were passed under the governance of right-wing BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without going through the required parliamentary procedure and without even consulting the main stakeholders – ‘Farmers’. The government is trying to forcefully enact these laws in the name of liberalization of the agriculture sector, making farmers more economically vulnerable.

Join Statement on Internal Issues Concerning the Farmers Struggle

It is satisfying and comforting to know that the Kisan Ekta Morcha leadership of has shown intent to set at rest the indications given about sidelining of Gurnam Singh Charuni -the leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union Haryana Charuni group. This has become possible as a result of the awareness and alertness of internal platforms of this moveme

NIA Issues Bulk Notices to Activists Connected with Farmers Protest To Join Investigation As “Witness” in UAPA Case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India has issued notices to various activists and relatives of some others in relation to a case registered under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Dominic Raab Under Pressure to Raise Farmers Protests and Jagtar Singh Johal Case During India Visit

Over 100 Conservative MPs, including Ministers have been contacted since Boris's gaffe in PMQs last week on the mistreatment of peaceful farmers protesting in India.

Recalling “The Art of War” in the Farmers Struggle [Op-Ed]

First thing first, a term is to be decided to be given to what farmers in India (especially from Panjab) are doing these days in Delhi, the capital region of India. 'War' or 'Fight' suits the best but we'll continue with 'Struggle' as we still think ‘them’ (Delhi rulers) to be ours and 'war' will be too harsh for it. They are using age expired tear gas apparatus and water cannons in this chilling time on their own people representing themselves for their legitimate rights peacefully. Even when they are preparing stadiums and open grounds into prisons so it is more or less a war like situation.

AULReP Stands in Solidarity with Kisaans (Farmers) and Workers in Punjab and India

Alberta Union of Labour Relations Professionals (AULReP) firmly express its solidarity with the over 250 million kisaans (farmers) and workers who have been on strike and have taken various peaceful actions in India against the Government of India's capitalist reforms. AULReP also firmly condemns the violent repression of kisaans, workers, and trade unionists in India by the Indian government and its armed forces.

Exclusive Interview with Bhai Mandhir Singh About Farmers Struggle

Farmers' struggle against new farm laws enacted by the Indian parliament has entered a crucial phase. Sikh Siyasat talked to Bhai Mandhir Singh about various vital issues related to the farmers' struggle. This is full video recording of the talk.

Canadian Union of Postal Workers Support Indian Farmers Fight Against Draconian Laws

Farmers in India are rising to protest three new laws adopted in their country that have important ramifications for the average Indian farmer. Essentially, this set of bills eases restrictions on corporate interests like those of Monsanto and penalizes millions of small independent farmers in the process. 

US Lawmakers, Experts Express Solidarity with Farmers’ Protests in India

The members of United states congress and international legal and human rights experts have urged India to uphold the right of peaceful protest and engage with protesting farmers productively following the norms of democracy.

Farmers in India and the Fundamental Right to Protest: International Human Rights Day 2020

Weeks of protests by farmers from Punjab and Haryana intensified against three controversial farming laws which abolish Minimum Support Pricing (MSP) for farmers, led to a call for protestors to make their way to the national capital Delhi. On the 8th of December the protests had spread with farmers across India leading a country wide strike and shut down (band). Many of these poor and marginalised farmers, battled against the onset of winter amidst a world-wide pandemic travelling the 500km by foot, on tractors, scooters and other vehicles.

Australia’s Stop Adani Movement Stands in Solidarity with Protesting Punjabi & Indian Farmers

Farmers peaceful protest on the borders of Delhi has been catching attention and solidarity of the global community. Foreign officials and people's movements are expressing their solidarity and support for farmers who are calling for roll back of Indian government's new farm laws.

Govt. Violating Fundamental Rights By Installing Mobile & Internet Jammers: Says HC Lawyers

In a series of ongoing daily peaceful protest advocates of Punjab and Haryana High Court under the banner of Lawyers in Solidarity with Farmers (LSF) showed solidarity with the farmers against the three Farm Laws passed by Parliament.

Editors Guild of India Issues Advisory Against Biased & Baseless Media Reporting of Farmers Protests

In an advisory released on December 4m the Editors Guild of India (EGI) has expressed concerns about the news coverage of the farmers' protests in the India’s capital, wherein certain sections of the media have been labelling them as “Khalistanis”, “ anti-nationals”, and other such terms to “delegitimise the protests without any evidence or proof”.

Canada’s National Farmers Union Stands in Solidarity with Farmers Protesting New Agricultural Laws in India

The National Farmers Union of Canada has expressed solidarity with farmers in India, who continue to protest new agricultural laws formally passed in September.

36 British MPs Support Farmers’ Protest; Want UK to Raise Issue with India

A group of 36 cross-party Parliamentarians have written to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and asked him to make representations to his Indian counterpart, S Jaishankar, regarding the impact on British Punjabis affected by the demonstrations by farmers against new agricultural legislation in India.

Farmers’ Agitation: UN Chief’s Spokesperson Says People Have Right to Peaceful Protest

While Indian government is terming the farmers protests and use of force against peacefully demonstrating protesters as its "internal matter", the spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres and a group of 36 cross-party UK parliamentarians have also come out in support of the agitating Indian farmers, saying that people have a right to demonstrate peacefully and authorities should let them do so.

21 Sikh Youth Orgs Write Open Letter to Sikh Sangat on Farmers’ Struggle

Twenty-one different naujawan jathebandies (youth led Sikh organisations), from Australia to Kashmir and beyond, have signed an open letter addressing Sikh sangat.

Sikh Diaspora Call for UN Intervention To Prevent Use of Violence Against Farmers Peacefully Protesting Controversial Farm-Laws in India

Sikh diaspora sections have written to Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. In a written release sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Sikh Federation UK national press secretary Harnek Singh said that their organization has called upon UN to intervene to prevent use of violence by Indian government against the farmers who are peacefully protesting against controversial new farm-laws in India.

Winds From Punjab: Existential States for Farmers & Government Are High

The central government may, by hook or crook, ride out the current Punjab-based farmers’ agitation. But the underlying logic of the situation can sow the seeds of a long-term crisis. The existential stakes in this agitation for both the farmers and the government are high; but the possibility of a good faith material resolution of the problem is low. This has the makings of a perfect storm.

A Day Before Farmers’ Delhi Chalo, Punjab’s Subedari Nizam Declares Night Curfew

Punjab's Subedari Nizam (state government) has announced to impose night curfew in the state citing rising cases of corona virus. As per media reports the government has also declared those not wearing masks in public will be charged with fine of rupees one thousand.

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