India strongly listened to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the rhetoric about the peasant movement. In the 46th session of UNHRC, India Permanent Representative Indramani Pandey said that the Government of India has shown full respect to the agitating farmers. The government is constantly engaged in talks to resolve the problems of the farmers.
According to the news agency, Indramani Pandey targeted UNHRC High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet’s comments on the peasant movement, saying that fairness and neutrality should be the hallmark of any human rights assessment. We regret that some statements lack these two.
He said that India has set a target of doubling farmers’ income by 2024. The three new laws brought for agricultural reform were aimed at providing fair value to their crops and increasing their income.
UNHRC said this
In early February, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights appealed to the Government of India and the protesters to exercise restraint. On the restrictions placed on the Internet, the UNHRC said that the right to assemble peacefully both offline and online should be protected.
Bachelet had said that reporting on or commenting on the peasant movement against journalists and activists and trying to curb the Freedom of Expression on social media is against essential human rights principles.
Farmers froze on the Delhi border from 26 November
Farmers have been frozen on the Delhi border since 26 November against new agricultural laws. After 26 January Red Fort violence, the farmers’ organizations are engaged in efforts to revive the movement that has weakened. They demand that all three laws be withdrawn.