A statement expressing solidarity with the Farmers’ Protest – Nov 27, 2020

Humein Covid se darr nahin lagta, lekin humaare saath jo bhed-bhaav ho raha hai, us se lagta hai” (“We are not afraid of Covid, we are afraid of the discrimination against us”) – NDTV, Nov 27, 2020

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia stands unequivocally in support of farmers protesting the three recently passed agriculture-related bills in India.

The protest, which took over two months to plan, has been endorsed by more than 500 farmers’ organizations across the country. 

We stand in solidarity with these farmers’ demand to repeal the new farm bills: The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, and The Farm Services and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act. These Acts will deprive farmers of the guaranteed minimum support price for their produce and open the flood gates to the entry of big private capital in India’s agricultural sector. Privatization of key aspects of agricultural production and distribution will play havoc with the already fragile food security situation in the country.

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia joins the farmers in demanding that these three agriculture-related bills be immediately repealed.

Read details of each bill issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice

Indian Diaspora in US Stand In Solidarity with the Farmers

NRIs Rally in Support of Punjab Farmers Over Contested Farm Bills

A selection of news outlets covering the farmers’ protest:

A letter to the Prime Minister by the National Alliance of People’s Movements

Delhi Is Cut Off From Ground Reality – Farmers’ Protest Is Proof

Farmers allowed to protest in Delhi after tear gas & water cannons, but will remain at border

Centre Relents, Allows Defiant Farmers to Enter Delhi After Massive Stand-Off on Border

Congress, Aam Aadmi Party Workers Vie With Each Other to Help Protesting Farmers

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