In a kind of fillip to the Indian authorities, who face a slew of protests back home on the recently enacted farm bills, the United States government has come out fully in support of the Indian government’s legislative measures.
The US is supportive of the Indian government’s move to reform the agricultural sector that attracts private investment and greater market access to farmers, a State Department spokesperson said: “In general, the United States welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract greater private sector investment.”
Also making it a point to recognize that peaceful protests are a hallmark of a thriving democracy, the US has welcomed the steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract greater private sector investment. The US State Department has also called for a “dialogue” with the Indian farmers of India, urging the Indian government to recognize “peaceful protests” and allow “access” to the internet.
Responding to a question on the ongoing farmers’ protests in India, the US State Department said on Wednesday the US encourages that any differences between the parties be resolved through dialogue.
” The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi issued a statement on Wednesday to highlight that the Parliament of India had passed “reformist legislation” for the agricultural sector, which “a very small section of farmers” have some reservations about and therefore the laws have been kept on hold while talks are held.
Meanwhile, several American lawmakers came out in support of the farmers’ protests in India.