A spokesman for the US embassy in New Delhi said, “We acknowledge that peaceful protests are a feature of any prosperous democracy, and that the Indian Supreme Court has said so.
|US administration Welcome the Peaceful and democratic movement of the Farmer Protest|
The US administration, led by President Joseph Biden, said in a statement on Thursday that talks between the government and farmers had not been fruitful after several rounds of talks. That it would encourage ‘resolution’ of disputes between the parties ‘through negotiations’.
The United States has welcomed the move to “improve the efficiency of the Indian market and attract greater private sector investment.” This is in the context of the Three Farmers Act.
The U.S. administration says Internet restrictions in various parts of the country are a result of border protests. “Uninterrupted access to information, including the Internet, is fundamental to freedom of expression and a feature of a prosperous democracy.”
The remarks were first made by the US State Department in response to a question, and were later released by a spokesman for the US embassy in New Delhi on Thursday.
A spokesman for the US embassy in New Delhi said, “We acknowledge that peaceful protests are a feature of any prosperous democracy, and that the Indian Supreme Court has said so. We encourage that differences of opinion between the two sides should be resolved amicably through dialogue. In general, the United States welcomes measures that could improve the efficiency of the Indian market and attract greater investment from the private sector. ‘
“We acknowledge the need for unrestricted access to information, including the Internet, and are fundamental to a feature of a prosperous democracy,” the spokesman said in a statement.
The State Department said in an official statement that it did not respond to a request from New Delhi on Thursday to respond to remarks by the State Department – pop icon Rihanna, teenage climate activist Greta Thanberg and lawyer-writer Meena Harris, niece of the U.S. vice president. Orange Harris comments – responded Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the government strongly condemned the “celebrities and others” for their comments in support of the farmers’ protests, saying they were “not right or responsible”.
The MEA said, “Before commenting on such matters, we would like to request that the facts be investigated and that the issues be properly understood. The temptation to be sensitive to social media hashtags and comments, especially when supported by celebrities and others, is not right or responsible. “
As for the Farm Act, the MEA in its statement gave a full account of the process: ‘The Indian Parliament has passed a reformist law on agriculture after a full debate and discussion. These reforms give increased market capacity and provide more flexibility to farmers. They have also paved the way for economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture. ‘
“Farmers in several parts of India have some reservations about the reforms,” it said.
Respecting the feelings of the protesters, the Indian government has held multiple discussions with their representatives. Union ministers participated in the discussion. And eleven point meetings have already been held. According to the MEA, the government has even offered to uphold the laws, a proposal no less than that of the Prime Minister of India. ‘
‘Nevertheless, interest groups are trying to implement their agenda in these protests and it is unfortunate that they are being traded. It was on 26th January, the Republic Day of India that discipline was broken. It is said that a nationally commemorative event, the anniversary of the inauguration of the Constitution of India, and the violence and vandalism took place in the Indian capital. ‘
‘Some of these self-interested groups have also tried to garner international support against India. Motivated by this national frontier, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been desecrated in various parts of the world.
It is a disgrace to India and to civilized society everywhere, ”he said, referring to recent vandalism of idols in the United States.
The MEA said the Indian police administration was handling the protests with utmost restraint. “It is noteworthy that hundreds of men and women working in the police have been physically assaulted and in some cases seriously injured with knives,” it noted.
“We would like to emphasize that these demonstrations must be seen in the context of India’s democratic policy and decency and in the efforts of the government and the concerned peasant groups to resolve this conflict,” the statement said.
Last December, shortly after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement in support of the protesting farmers, India called on Canada’s ambassador to warn that such “steps” would have “serious detrimental effects” on bilateral relations if continued.
Although Trudeau was the first head of state to comment on the protests, he was not the only foreign politician to do so. At least a dozen members of parliament from the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, and one member of the Republican Party in the United States, also sought support for farmers.