Washington: U.S. lawyers have sent a letter to US President Joe Biden urging him to pay attention to the farmers’ struggle in India. More than 40 civil and human rights lawyers of South Asian descent have written an open letter to US President Joe Biden.
Lawyers have also written to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinkan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Weldon.
The letter details the extent of the protests in the country and the policies adopted by the Narendra Modi government to suppress them. The letter says the Modi government is illegally suppressing peaceful protests through violence, censorship and unnecessary arrests.
The letter also mentions the case of labor activist Naudeep Kaur, arrested farmer Navreet Singh and Dr Swamiman Singh, who was tortured while treating farmers.
In addition to arresting people in mass, there have been reports that the Centre is trying to suppress the agitation by blocking the internet and banning journalists at the protest site.
Two months after the farmers’ strike against the central government’s agricultural laws, U.S. lawyers have written to the U.S. president urging action against Modi’s repressive tactics against Farmers Protest
Earlier, pop singer Rihanna, young environmental activist Greta Thunberg and social activist Meena Harris came out in support of the farmers’ protest.
The lawyers’ letter also comes after the arrest of young environmental activist Disha Ravi in the Greta Thunberg toolkit case.