Support Protesting India's Farmers

Support Protesting India's Farmers

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Vishvpreet Singh started this petition to United Nations and

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers have been protesting on the periphery of Delhi
(India) against the unconstitutional laws introduced by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. As per India's constitution, the central government of India cannot create laws for the agricultural sector. It is within the right of a state’s government to create agricultural laws.

Modi's government passed agricultural laws in both houses without discussing them with the oppositional party members which are against the practice of parliament. 

These laws will completely privatize India's agricultural sector. Farmers will be trapped under the contract of large corporate houses indefinitely. Farming has been a hereditary profession for the farmers and these laws will ruin their livelihood since they were legislated to assist corporate players.

No farming organization requested for the creation of these laws, which questions the objective behind its introduction

Prior to the protest, the farmers stated that they would march peacefully towards Delhi and protest there through peaceful practices. When the group of farmers was approaching Delhi to protest, Modi’s government took egregious actions to stop them. They created immense holes on national highways, utilized water cannons, tear gas, and baton charges in the cold weather to cease the farmers.

Modi is the leader of democracy; however, he has taken an inhuman approach toward the protesting farmers, resembling the actions of a dictatorship. Media channels are owned by his corporate companions, allowing the distribution of false information regarding the farmers and their protest. 

We have families in India who are in the agricultural sector. We are concerned for their livelihood and safety of protesting farmers as Modi possesses a history of involvement in massacres. We strongly urge the U.S. government to take up the issue with Modi and limit diplomatic ties with his government.

His govt is killing farmers. His govt is killing journalists and journalism.

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