December 8 was a Bharat Bandh. I’m sure you are aware of the reason behind this act, but knowing only factual information about that protest is not enough. As an Indian citizen, we must be aware of all that is happening around us. 2020 has become a year of several new laws, rules, regulations but surprisingly all seem to not be following the rules of democracy.
Last year, we were fighting for our land citizenship and so on protesting against CAA and NRC. This time again, we are fighting for our land crops. All these times, our basic rights are targeted by these so-called rules regulations and policies. We have been listening for years about farmers dying by suicide but nothing has been done to solve this problem. This protest has been initiated after the act was passed by both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.
We have been listening about farmer’s suicides for a long time now. Merely thinking about these things and not trying for change to happen is a sin for them and ourselves. They are food givers who fulfil our basic needs and don’t even get a good return for that. Farmers grow crops that satiate our hunger. Vegetables and crops are getting a high rate in the market but they are selling to the market at a very low rate. They have been suffering for centuries due to politics and exploitations.
Firstly, Britishers took all the benefits and then later, the government ignored them. They find themselves abandoned. Indian economy is based on agriculture to a large extent. For growth and development, we need to support our farmers. The government needs to implement rules and policy that will lead to their growth rather than snatching their land and rights.
We can see for ourselves how Indian democracy has been turning into a capitalist economy where some private companies or a particular group is governing the country and making laws and rules as per their advantage.
As per my perception, whenever we think of bringing some change or passing any rule, we must discuss with that particular class and section to know the desirable change for the sake of development.
Here, I would like to remind the readers of the words of the great democrat of the 19th century Abraham Lincoln: Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
All these rules and policies are not in the favour of the farmers and Indian citizens. Farmers are doing their protest peacefully. They have some demands which must be fulfilled by the government as early as possible. We elected the government to make the country prosperous and developed rather than to demolish the structure of democracy.
Demands from the farmers are given below:
First of all, we need to understand that this protest is not associated with only farmers but how each corner of the country would be impacted by this law. As per these laws, farmers will not get the benefits of crops and the poor won’t be able to buy the veggies and crops due to the high rate of price. Farmers are protesting for their rights and their land. All farmers and government policymakers along with each other should discuss all these issues regarding crops, farmers’ bill and other related issues.
I was surprised after seeing their honesty, genuineness and determination.
Hats off to my all the Kisan Bhai.
Now I would like to share my thought about the government reaction. This is heartbreaking. They need a solution and they are getting punished without committing any crime. The government is trying to suppress their voices by using their power in a way mentioned underneath. The government has reacted to the protest in the following way:
They are playing a vital role in proving our farmers as terrorists and giving ridiculous titles such as Khalistani, Terrorists and Congress supporters.
Here, one very important fact that I would like to bring to light is that the Central Government has demanded all the stadiums from the Delhi government to convert them into temporary jails. We are blessed with an honest and true Chief Minister and Deputy M Manish Sisodia. They denied the request of the Central government substantiating their real nationalistic support to our farmers.
Delhi Chief Minister is also visiting regularly to monitor all the facilities and suitable conditions for our farmers. This is my genuine appeal to all the CMs from the state to extend support to farmers’ protest. First of all, we must make sure that this protest isn’t just a farmers’ protest, but the protest of every citizen of India.
This is a fight for justice
This is everyone’s protest.
We must come together on the same platform for the revocation of the farmer bills otherwise, we are going to purchase veggies and crops at the rate of gold instead of the basic rate. Privatisation of every industry is going on but privatisation of the agriculture industry is an alarming sign of colonization and symbol of the falling state of Indian Democracy.
First of all, any policy related to any sector must be discussed with all the experts of the field to consider suggestions for betterment.