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Biden’s administration backs India’s farm laws amid farmers’ protest

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We encourage that any differences between the parties be resolved through dialogue. In general, the United States welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract greater private sector investment,” the spokesperson added.

Washington, Feb 4: When the celebrities and the world Parliamentarians are raising their voice in support of Indian farmers, the United States has come out to back Modi government on the issue of farm laws which are being opposed by farmers and said it welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India”s markets and attract greater private sector investment.

“We recognize that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy, and note that the Indian Supreme Court has stated the same,” the spokesperson said.

“We encourage that any differences between the parties be resolved through dialogue. In general, the United States welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract greater private sector investment,” the spokesperson added.

This stand of the United States indicate that the new Biden Administration is going to back Indian government for its interests in the region.

Meanwhile, several American lawmakers came out in support of the farmers” protests in India. “I am concerned by the reported actions against peaceful demonstrators protesting new agricultural reform laws in India,” Congresswoman Haley Stevens said.

In a statement, she encouraged the Narendra Modi government and representatives of the protesting farmers to engage in productive discussions.

“I will continue to monitor this situation closely. It has been particularly valuable to engage with stakeholders across the district on this topic and I remain appreciative to all who have reached out to share their perspective,” Stevens said.

Another Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, expressed solidarity with all the farmers protesting for their livelihood across India. “India must protect their basic democratic rights, allow for the free flow of information, reinstate internet access, and release all the journalists detained for covering the protests,” she wrote on Twitter.

Referring to the farmers” protests, Meena Harris, niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, alleged that the world”s biggest democracy is under an assault.

“It”s no coincidence that the world”s oldest democracy was attacked not even a month ago, and as we speak, the most populous democracy is under assault. This is related. We ALL should be outraged by India”s internet shutdowns and paramilitary violence against farmer protesters,” she said in a tweet.

In a separate statement, Gurinder Singh Khalsa, chairman of the Sikhs Political Action Committee, said the “historic” farmers” protest is turning out to be the “biggest-ever revolution” against the Indian government”s crony capitalism.

“This is the beginning of a movement for better accountability and transparency against crony capitalism. World was watching and now it has started reacting and mobilising in support of this historic revolution of Indian farmers. This will be bigger than India”s freedom Revolution,” Khalsa, who is based in Indiana, said.

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