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Farmers Protests 2020

Unable to Arrest Lakha Sidhana, Police Targets His Cousin Brother Mundi Sidhana

Gurbir Singh alias Mundi Sidhana is cousin brother of Lakhbir Singh alias Lakha Sidhiana. He could barely walk now, that too with the help of two persons. He was allegedly picked up by Delhi police from Patiala and was tortured badly in illegal police custody.

U.S Congressman from Connecticut Condemns Violence of India on Farmers

US Congressman Joe Courtney has said that "excessive response" to farmers protest in India by the government of India was "worth of condemnation". While responding to concerns raised by Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, directory of Sikh Art Gallery, Joe Courteny said: "protests by many within India’s agricultural community have drawn worldwide attention after India’s Parliament enacted major legislation last November that sought to bring structural change to the country’s agricultural sector. In the time since, mass protests have ensued out of concern that the new law allows for an exploitation of farmers within the industry by larger firms, and that there was an overall lack of consensus built before the new law was enacted".

Attack on Rakesh Tikait in Rajasthan’s Alwar; Car Damaged; BJP Blamed

Farm leader Rakesh Tikait's convoy was reportedly attacked in Rajasthan's Alwar today. The attack on his convoy shattered the windows of Rakesh Tikait's car.

Tributes Paid to Navreet Singh and other Martyrs of Farmers Protest; Samagam Held at Darbar Sahib Complex

Farmers and Sikh organizations today vowed that sacrifices and loss of lives of farmers during Kissan andolan won’t be allowed to go in vain. They were speaking at a function held inside Darbar Sahib complex in memory of Navreet Singh, who died with police bullets during Tractor March in Delhi on Jan 26.

UK Parliament to Debate on Farmers Protest on March 8

UK Parliament is set to debate on ongoing Farmers Protest in India. The debate will be held in House of Commons on March 8 at 4:30 pm (UK Time).

Shaheed Navreet Singh’s Grandfather Answers Queries from Media About Govt, Leadership & Protests

Navreet Singh was killed at ITO on 26 January. Evidence indicate that he was shot. Navreet Singh’s grandfather Bhai Hardeep Singh Dibdiba answered queries of journalists about Navreet Singh’s Shahadat,

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.

India: 8 Journalists Covering Farmer Protests Charged; Drop Cases, Protect Media Freedom: Human Rights Watch

Eight journalists who covered the farmer protests in India and violence in Delhi on January 26, 2021 are facing baseless criminal charges, Human Rights Watch said in a statement on February 2. The Indian authorities should drop the charges, which include sedition, promoting communal disharmony, and making statements prejudicial to national integration.

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).

The Question of Fundamental Justice: Farmer’s Collective Unconscious and International Charters

Farmer’s struggle has completed few phases of endurance. It has churned out a lot. This whole struggle has been colored differently by different sections. But wisdom on both sides know that it started with an ancestral impulse of resilience against injustice. It started with a micro cosmic demonstration in Punjab,

Details and Analysis of Indian Supreme Court’s Order to Stay New Farm Laws & Constitute A Committee

Sikh Siyasat editor Parmjeet Singh presents brief details and analyses Indian Supreme Court's 12 January 2021 order to stay new farm laws and constitute a committee to make recommendations with regard to new farm laws.

War Time Propaganda against the Farmer Protest in India

Nowadays, India is protesting against new farm laws, lawsmade by Indian government during pandemic period of Covid-19, a pandemic which has paused body and mind ...

India’s New Farm Laws And Contractual, Legal & Enviornmental Concerns Related to GM Seeds

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.

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.

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