This blog is to help all farmers across India and not just Sikh farmers because there are way more small time Non- Sikh farmers in India that also stand to lose their livelihoods to these bills. This is a protest for the FARMERS only and not for any other campaign etc.!
Now question is why are the farmers in India protesting? And why does it need your attention now?
The Union Government introduced three Ordinances in June 2020:
- The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation)
- The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance.
- The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinances.
But the farmers want a roll back of these Ordinances. Here’s Why?
These Ordinances are designed to bring in the private players in agriculture sector and to provide additional private market setups for the farmers in addition to the Mandi System. Privatization will also result in doing away with the MSP (Minimum Support Price) guarantee that the farmers get now.
So, naturally, Farmers all across India had been protesting in their own states since then. However, no one cared. So, finally, last week, Indian farmers from the state of Punjab decided to take their protest to New Delhi the Indian Capital. But instead of having a safe journey to their own nation’s capital, they were met with numerous police barricades, water cannons, tear gas canisters, and even dug up and destroyed national highways by Government in order to halt their march to the Capital.
Alright! you pulled off that “Masterstroke”! But who are you did it against? The Farmer?!? The farmers can build trenches like these in the morning then fill them up and drive a road roller over it by the evening.
But despite all the obstacles they got to Delhi’s outskirts.. Millions and Millions of farmers from many states now (and many more on their way) swarmed all around Delhi! Meanwhile, the prime minister and home minister are campaigning for some small city-level elections in the south of India! The minister of agriculture has said they are open to talks but the farmers want all bills repealed before they will even consider talks!
You got the picture. extreme exploitation of an already poor farmer. Farmers protests so far have been amazingly peaceful and united. The farmers are camped out for miles on end on the roads approaching Delhi and have brought enough food with them on their trolleys to last them many months!! The mainstream Indian Media (bought by large political parties) is shining nothing but a negative light on the farmers protests so far from every angle possible!!
I feel like we are in this for long but I pray not…… I pray the government comes to its senses sooner rather than later!!