The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced to amend the Essential Commodities Act 1955. The Act empowers the central government to control the production, supply, distribution, storage, and trade of essential commodities which was constitutionally Fall under the States jurisdiction.
India is going through a major shift in its agriculture economy as 3 new Farm laws being rolled out during Covid 19 period. These laws have been rushed through the parliament with a voice vote (Mainly used under Emergency powers) in senate (Rajya Sabha), Shows the absolute desperation of the Modi Government. Modi Government is claiming and propagating these laws as the farmers life changing in terms of there Income and its been claimed widely by PM Modi himself that these laws will double the income of every farmer of the country.
Responding to the call given by 40 farmers organizations asking the people to celebrate new year with the protesting farmers, the Dal Khalsa urged the masses to join farmers sitting at Singhu, Tikri and other borders of Delhi on 31st Dec to mark the beginning of 2021 and pray for the success of farmers cause.
Indian government along with its the whole bureaucratic machinery which includes it’s national media houses it’s propagandists is now in full force and establishing its anti farmers narrative by calling Farmers stubborn, anti development and a bunch anti industrialisation of agriculture sector.
With the lobbying efforts of Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC), American Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (AGPC) and American Sikh Caucus Committee (ASCC), seven very influential US Members of Congress wrote a strong letter on December 23 to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing serious concerns on the ongoing farmer’s civil unrest in India.
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.
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.
Dal Khalsa has dedicated this year’s World Human Rights Day (WHRD) to the rights of farmers and political prisoners from Kashmir to Punjab to central 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
The National Farmers Union of Canada has expressed solidarity with farmers in India, who continue to protest new agricultural laws formally passed in September.
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.
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.
Under "Waris Punjab De" campaign by Shambhu Morcha, a discussion was organised at Teachers Home, Bathinda on 19 November 2020.« Previous Page — Next Page »