The issue of Farmers Protest that has been going on for more than 73 days on the borders of the country’s capital has now reached the international forums as well. After big personalities such as Greta Thunberg and Rihana spoke on the issue, there has now been a statement from the United Nations (UN) about the peasant movement as well. The United Nations Human Rights (UNHR) has appealed to both the government and the agitators to exercise maximum restraint.
In fact, UN Human Rights tweeted a tweet late Friday (Indian time). The tweet reads, “We appeal to the authorities and protesters for maximum restraint in the ongoing peasant movement in India. The right to peaceful gathering and expression must be protected both offline and online. Human rights for all It is very important to find a similar solution with respect to. ”
#India: We call on the authorities and protesters to exercise maximum restraint in ongoing #FarmersProtests. The rights to peaceful assembly & expression should be protected both offline & online. It’s crucial to find equitable solutions with due respect to #HumanRights for all.
— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) February 5, 2021
This is the first time the United Nations has made a statement about the peasant movement for the first time. Earlier, the US also gave its first reaction to this issue. On one hand, the US-supported these agricultural laws, on the other hand, farmers should also have access to the internet.
Reacting to the ongoing peasant movement in India, a US State Department spokesman said that any protest by peaceful route is a hallmark of democracy. At the same time, the US has made clear that differences between the two parties should be resolved only through discussion.