Farmer protests, dissent, and disappointment

On the Contrary by IDR

24-03-2021 • 33 mins

Former Agriculture Secretary Siraj Hussain and leader of a farmer collective, Kavitha Kuruganthi, discuss the ongoing farmer protests and what they tell us about dissent, and the process of consultation and policy reform in India.

Highlights –

  • Why the process of consultation with farmers failed
  • What policymakers seemed to have missed, while making these reforms
  • How citizens should protest in a democracy, in order for their dissent to be heard
  • How we can move forward, in the spirit of democracy

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Read more:

  1. Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020
  2. Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020
  3. Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020
  4. The farm acts: all you need to know
  5. #FarmLaws2020: A four part video series featuring farmers, investors, among others
  6. Who are arthiyas?
  7. Farmers have a right to be heard
  8. Farmers’ protests: A volunteer’s diary
  9. “These laws will make us poorer”
  10. Rebuilding democracy in the 21st century: listening to people not like us

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