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Here’s why Indian farmers find the new agri-laws problematic A summary of key points in each law explaining how they can be misused

Even as the nationwide farmers’ agitation is still going strong, here’s a closer look at exactly what the new agricultural laws say and why they adversely impact Indian farmers, especially small and marginal farmers. Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has long supported farmers’ rights and the struggle of India’s agrarian communities. To support CJP’s work in the…

Raju Shetti

सरकार को अडानी अम्बानी की नहीं, किसानों की सुननी चाहिए: राजू शेट्टी कृषि कानून गरीबों को लूट कर अमीरों की मदद करता है

देखिये CJP की ख़ास पेशकश, जिसमे पूर्व सांसद और स्वाभिमानी शेतकारी संघठना के राजू शेट्टी ने विवादास्पद कृषि कानूनों पर अपने विचार साझा किए हैं, और बता रहे हैं कि यह कैसे किसानों और समाज के गरीब वर्गों को प्रभावित करता है। CJP को भारतीय किसानों के साथ खड़े होने पर गर्व है। Related: Hundreds…

When will we give women farmers their due? CJI's recent comments call for a closer look at women’s contribution to Indian agriculture

“Women farmers do most of the work in the fields. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the men everyday and so while protesting against the three farm Acts passed by the central government, we will not back down,” said farmer Nikita Kakra from Shahapur city in Maharashtra on January 13, 2021, when asked about the Chief Justice…

farmers march

आइये ‘किसान गठबंधन मोर्चा’ की रैली में भाग लेकर किसानों की आवाज़ बनें! Hear what Naseeruddin Shah and Teesta Setalvad have to say

मशहूर अभिनेता नसीरुद्दीन शाह के साथ पत्रकार-एक्टिविस्ट तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ समझा रही हैं कि, आज भारत के किसानों के साथ, कृषि विरोधी कानूनों के खिलाफ़ संघर्ष में हमें उनका साथ देना क्यों ज़रूरी है. 16 जनवरी 2020 को किसान गठबंधन मोर्चा में शामिल होकर, देश के किसानों की आवाज़ बने. स्थान: इस्लाम जिमखाना से आज़ाद मैदान तक समय: दोपहर 2 बजे।…

Why is a private member Bill of 2018 relevant to the farmers today? It seeks guaranteed remunerative MSP, regulated costs, grievance mechanism and compensation

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) chief and former Member of Parliament Raju Shetti has said that the farmers and the Union can reach a consensus only if the Prime Minister guarantees a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for farmers to cushion them from unexpected calamities and volatile market changes. SSS is one of the prominent unions under…

Is the Right to Protest in India a protected Fundamental Right? By using prohibitory tools on its people, the Government is limiting democratic practices and irrevocably diluting Article 19

The seeds of protest were sown deep during our independence struggle, making protest an important and indelible chapter in India’s history. Today, our country is witnessing an extraordinary wave of protests- by farmers, minorities, students, activists against the current regime. It must be unequivocally emphasised that the Constitution of India gives its citizens the right…

New MSP for Kharif crops

खाद्य संप्रभुता बचेगी तभी होगा भारत आत्मनिर्भर छोटे किसानों के अधिकारों की सुरक्षा से ही महफूज रहेगा हर किसी के भोजन का अधिकार

(सरकार की ओर से हाल में पारित कराए गए तीन कृषि बिलों से देश की खाद्य संप्रभुता खतरे में पड़ गई है. इनसे खाद्य सुरक्षा के नियमन और इसके लिए जरूरी कानूनी ढांचे के टूटने की आशंका बढ़ गई है. यह ब्रीफिंग पेपर इसी मुद्दे से जुड़ा है) संसद में खेती-किसानी से जुड़े जो तीन…

Does the Constitution stand with our farmers and their rights? A closer look at safeguards available to the agricultural community

The country is presently engulfed in peaceful protests by farmers, a community that has largely known to be organised yet silent; a community that toils hard to drive the farming sector and to ensure food security for the countrymen. According to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural…

Why has India ratified but not yet adopted UN Resolution on farmers’ rights? Recently passed three farm bills have provisions that clash with international conventions

Corrigendum: A previous version of this report said that India had not signed up for or voted in favour of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. The error is deeply regretted. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas was…

Farmers’ call for nationwide shutdown Protesting against the Farm Bills 2020

Farmers’ Unions around the country have announced a nationwide shutdown on September 25 in protest of the contentious Farm Bills passed by both houses of the Parliament. Related: MSP for farmers: Exposing the lies of the Modi government Live Updates on All India Protests against Farm Bills, 2020

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