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NRIs seek revocation of laws, protests intensify

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Tribune News Service

Bathinda, December 5

Indian farmers are getting huge support from across the world. A large number of Punjabi NRIs have come out in farmers’ support and staged protests in Australia, USA, Canada, UK and New Zealand and criticised the Modi government’s handling of protests.

British Parliament members today jumped in support of the ongoing farmer’s agitation in India, with 36 MPs writing to UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to raise the matter with New Delhi. Peaceful demonstrations have taken place across Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney to call on the Indian government to stop using what they say is aggression and other harsh measures against the farmers.

Simar Aulakh, one of the organisers of the protests held at Melbourne, said, “A majority of Punjabis living in Australia, which also includes international students, are from agricultural background. So we feel it is our moral duty to raise our voice in support of the protesting farmers.”

In Canada, Punjabis have staged protests at Brampton, Vancover, Surrey, Toronto and many other places.

In the US, a large number of Punjabi NRIs took out a rally outside the Indian Consulate in New York city in support of farmers. The protesters were seen carrying placards with a slogan “no farmers, no food” on their cars.

from The Tribune

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