What the United States has to say about the Farmers’ Movement in India?


The United States has also expressed its views regarding ongoing protests by Indian farmers. On one hand, the US said that new agricultural reforms will strengthen the Indian market and private investment will also increase. Also, a spokesperson for the US State Department said, “America supports peaceful demonstrations, they are part of democracy. If there is a disagreement, it should be resolved through negotiations”.  The Supreme Court of India has said the same. At the same time, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said, the US has appreciated India’s steps being taken in the direction of agricultural reform. Violence at the Red Fort brought similar sentiments in India, as it did on the January 6 violence at Capitol Hill (Parliament) in the US. Both violent incidents are being investigated according to the laws. On the other hand, on the e-Petition in Britain, millions of people have supported the farmers’ movement, now it can be discussed in the Parliament there.

As well, Delhi High Court dismissed PIL seeking investigation on violence. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that 43 FIRs have been filed, out of which 13 special cells have been sent. There were some organizations that have been banned in the violence.