Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicFarmer protests

Topic: Farmer protests

Protests over, 32 farmer unions of Punjab begin to split on whether to take political plunge

The 32 farmer unions that spearheaded anti-farm laws agitation in Punjab were to gather at Golden Temple, but many prominent ones decided to give it a miss.

Gen. Rawat’s chopper crash, Nagaland killings, farm protests: Page 1 news from Urdu press

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

SubscriberWrites: Farm laws were a failure of the public policy process. The govt forgot a vital step

After a problem has been identified by govt, for which a public policy has to be made, a typical policy process from beginning to execution could be broken down into 9 logical steps.

Cracks appear in Samyukt Kisan Morcha as some unions make ‘political moves’ ahead of Punjab 2022

Farm leaders like Gurnam Singh Chaduni say agitations and political activities can go hand in hand, but other Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) say politicking farmers will be shown “black flags”.

Why legal guarantee for MSP — the other demand of protesting farmers — is a lose-lose proposal

After the repeal of farm laws, protesting farmers now want govt to make MSP a legal guarantee for all 23 crops covered under the safety-net framework.

Guru Nanak vs RSS guru Hedgewar—farmer protests showed how Sikhs have a lesson for India

Whenever India's farm sector was in jeopardy, Sikh-Punjabi farmers fought for their rights. The BJP underestimated them.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.

Protests, failed talks, violence, deaths — timeline of farm laws before Modi govt’s U-turn

Announcing repeal of farm laws, PM Modi appealed to farmers to return home, said govt will set up panel of scientists, farmer groups and officials to address all issues.

Punjab govt offers Rs 2 lakh compensation to 83 people arrested for 26 January rally

Thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with the police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort on Republic Day.

Where Lakhimpur was a challenge to report, ground stories help to break ‘us’ vs ‘them’ binary

Truth be told, Lakhimpur was like trying to fit different puzzles together. That's why we didn't chase every video clip.

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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