Selin ATAY-TDO- In India, farmers protesting against the government's new agricultural laws for nearly a month have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their blood. In the letter, farmers asked Prime Minister Modi to roll back three agricultural laws.
Farmers camped on the Singhu border of the capital New Delhi donated blood to write the letter. The letter, addressed to Narendra Modi, said: "we write this letter in our blood. You are the prime minister of our country, elected by our votes. With the passage of these three laws, farmers were betrayed. We ask you to terminate these laws.”
Farmers protesting against the government will also write to British parliamentarians demanding they block a visit from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been invited to the country for Republic Day. “The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is scheduled to visit India on 26 January. We will write to the British parliamentarians to request that this visit be stopped until our demands are met, "said Kulwant Singh Sandhu, one of the farmers' leaders.
As negotiations continue between the government and farmers on the controversial agricultural laws, the Indian Ministry of Agriculture has told farmers to express their concerns about the laws. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated that the agricultural sector is the backbone of the country's economy and added that they believe that together with farmers they will find a solution.