Day 146

Toll 389


Dear Friends,

a few weeks back a US based media, an effort by the Arizona State University, contacted me for an overview on the farmers protests.

Most of what has appeared is known to us in India who have been following the protests but will hopefully educate the western world. Thank you Minal Hajratwala and Jackie Mansky for helping me finetune the piece.

‘As of now, the protests can have three likely outcomes: government agrees to repeal the laws; government uses armed action to evict the protesters; government continues to prolong the protests hoping they crack due to internal pressures, they turn violent giving the government an excuse to crack down on them, subside as they run out of steam, or the government manages to buy out union leaders. Much also depends on the ongoing elections in five states.’

Please read here …

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