‘Sensationalist comments neither accurate nor responsible’: Govt slams international entities backing farm protests

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Slamming international people and entities for feedback on the continued farmer protests, the Ministry of External Affairs Wednesday stated it’s “unfortunate to see vested interest groups trying to enforce their agenda on these protests, and derail them.”

In an in depth assertion, the MEA stated that the Parliament of India solely after a “full debate and discussion” had handed reformist laws referring to the agricultural sector.

Defending the three contentious farm legal guidelines, the MEA stated the reforms intend to offer expanded market entry and supply better flexibility to farmers. “They also pave the way for economically and ecologically sustainable farming,” the MEA assertion learn.

Asserting that solely a really small part of farmers have some reservations concerning the reforms, it stated, the Government of India has “initiated a series of talks with their representatives respecting the sentiments of the protestors.”

It added that Union Ministers have been a part of the negotiations, and eleven rounds of talks have already been held.

“The Government has even offered to keep the laws on hold, an offer iterated by no less than the Prime Minister of India,” the MEA assertion additional stated.

The MEA response got here after worldwide pop singer Rihana and enviornmental activits Swedish local weather activist Greta Thunberg prolonged help to the farmers protest. Soon after Rihanna tweeted in regards to the protest in India, a number of different distinguished worldwide celebrities and activists have additionally prolonged their help to the farmer-led motion in opposition to the Centre’s contentious new farm legal guidelines. “Why aren’t we talking about this?!”, Rihanna tweeted on Tuesday, together with the hashtag ‘#FarmersProtest’.