‘New Laws Will Decimate Rural Communities’: US Farmers Express Support for Indian Protest
Thousands of farmers gathered at the borders of Delhi for “Kaala Diwas” or Black Day on May 26. The day marks six months of their agitation against the three controversial farm laws enacted by the Centre.
So far, 11 rounds of talks between 40 farm leaders and the government have failed to resolve the crisis. Both the government and farmers called off the series of discussions on January 22, citing a lack of progress.
It is not a protest in isolation – the agitation in India resonates with US agriculture. Rural economies in the Midwest were devastated by the farm crisis from many decades ago and researchers fear the same could happen in India if New Delhi refuses to repeal the law that favours corporate farming….