Thursday, 26 May, 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.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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