Farmers Protest
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The State Department of the US recently responded to a question that was related to the on-going Farmer’s Protests in India regarding the implementation of the new farmer’s laws. It said that it welcomes and appreciates all those moves that will help to improve the Indian market and attract private sector investments in the country. It said that it would encourage Farm Laws if the idea will attract a bigger market and increase the chances of better sales for the Farmers. 

Keeping the true nature of democracy in mind, the US has said that it would encourage both parties to settle the issue with peaceful dialogue instead of going for violent protests. It said that any differences between the government and farmer’s organizations have to be resolved peacefully and through proper interaction, communication from both ends. 

This is a clear indication that the new Biden’s government is encouraging the Farmer’s laws and is up for their implementation, solely because they feel the move will help to improve the market scenario of the developing country. The spokesperson from the State Department of US was seen saying that - “ In general, the United States welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India's markets and attract greater private sector investment".

He further added that - “ We recognize that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy and note that the Indian Supreme Court has stated the same”

The Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, has recently said that the new Farm Laws have a reformist approach that would benefit the farmers and only a small section of them have a problem with the new rules and that is why it has been put on hold. They said that it is important to get the approval of everyone to maintain peace and harmony and it was taking steps to help people understand the real essence of the laws that are beneficial. 

On the other hand, the Farmer’s Protests are receiving International attention and several spokespersons and leaders, including celebrities, have come out in concern for the Farmers. They have said that the Government should not impose any restriction on the Farmers’ peaceful protests and the detained journalists should also be allowed to cover the agitation. New Delhi has recently restricted the internet services to avoid the Farmer’s agitation and scuffle. The world feels India should reinstate the internet services and allow the people to voice their opinions.