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Farmers Protests 2020

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.

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