Protest of farmers, government should clear the confusion related to agrarian reform laws
The fierce nature of the farmers' movement on the borders of Delhi is not only sad but also worrying. The challenge has increased not only for the Haryana Police, but also for the Delhi Police. The central government does not want any kind of protest to be held in Delhi, so some force has also been used against farmers who tried to enter Delhi via Punjab via Haryana. Due to barricading along the border, problems of long vehicular traffic have been noticed at Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Singhu borders. Metro services have also been affected.
The war between the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana on Twitter is only indicating that the politics behind the farmers' movement is more responsible. It is clear from such unpleasant dialogue between the Chief Ministers of the two neighboring states, healthy dialogue between the states and There is a lack of coordination. If the struggle is going on on the basis of ideological or political differences, will the national capital have to suffer its loss? Can such problems be solved by farmers in spite of such differences? Of course, in time, efforts should be intensified to listen and satisfy the farmers on the crucial forums.
It is a historical event in itself that farmers are being prevented from reaching Delhi in any way. The government is saying on one hand that all these agricultural laws have been implemented by the government for the benefit of farmers, but how can they This will benefit the farmers, this government is unable to tell till date. By reducing government procurement, infiltrating corporates in the market, giving hoarders exemption to hoarding, making anti-people laws in the power sector, the farmers who Will be of little interest, at least this government should tell!
If the farmer has taken to the streets against agrarian reform laws in the country, especially in Punjab, then the central government should listen to the farmer. Undoubtedly any government has an obligation to make laws in the public interest, but if there is any doubt or dilemma about these reforms, efforts should also be made to remove them. There should be transparency in its decisions so that the class for whom the law is made can be made aware of the reality. If this does not happen then anger arises among the people and the opposition parties get a chance to cash in on the issue.
This would be a superficial interpretation of the movement that the peasant movement in Punjab is nurtured by the government because the state has a Congress government, which stands against agricultural reforms. There are reports of farmer agitation from all over the country. It is a different matter that the farmers of Punjab and Haryana have got the biggest benefit of agricultural mandis and government procurement. In the rest of the country, there is no cultivation of that level of cultivation as in these states. Despite this, the government should clear the illusion that the farmers' mandis will not be eliminated through negotiations and the minimum support price scheme of agricultural produce will remain intact. Though the government has given such assurances, the question must be resolved that why farmers are not relying on their assurances?
The question is also why the farmers associations and agricultural experts were not consulted while making the new reform law. Why is the government in a hurry? Why did the government have to bring backdoor ordinances for agricultural reforms during lockdown? Why were these laws passed in haste in Parliament? In such a case, are the allegations of nurturing the interests of capitalists logical? Will the government be able to control inflation after opening the way for the intervention of private companies in the agriculture sector?
In fact, despite the opposition's opposition, the farmers who have taken to the streets in the end of September on the agricultural reform laws implemented by the central government, do not take the farmers' problem seriously. This is the reason why the farmers did not stop the Delhi Chalo movement on December 3, despite getting an invitation for talks in Delhi. Despite this, instead of postponing the agitation, fortifications were made on the routes leading to Delhi. Many farmer leaders have also been arrested. In many places farmers have clashed with the police and common people have faced a lot of trouble on the roads by getting stuck in jams. In fact, after the opening of the stalled rail traffic in Punjab for two months and the invitation of the Center to negotiate, there was hope that the problem would be resolved at the negotiating table. But the current situation is expected to prolong the conflict.