The 15th day of the Indian peasant demonstration has entered, and there is no sign of any calming down. After the request to repeal the new agriculture bill was officially rejected, several farmers’ groups called for a larger nationwide protest on December 14.
At this time, in order to divert domestic contradictions, Indian politicians began to force the blame on China and Pakistan.
According to India’s NDTV TV, on December 9th local time, Raosaheb Danve, India’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, openly claimed that China and Pakistan were the “behind-the-scenes initiators” of the country’s peasant protests, which was a “conspiracy of other countries”. .
However, the report said bluntly that Danvi did not provide any evidence to support it. In response, an Indian opposition spokesman denounced the BJP leadership, represented by Danvi, to force China and Pakistan in, indicating that they had “lost their mind”.
Prior to this, India had been implementing the “Minimum Guaranteed Price” (MSP) policy to buy food at “guaranteed prices” to ensure that the wholesale agricultural prices remained at a certain level. But the latest three bills mean that the Indian government will no longer buy food from Indian farmers at guaranteed prices.
The move raised concerns among Indian farmers, who questioned that it would lead to food giants manipulating food markets, and many people might lose their land. Since November 26, farmers across India have flocked to the capital New Delhi to protest.
Today, Indian farmers’ demonstrations have entered their fifteenth day. Since the beginning of the protest, at least five people have died as a result of the clashes between the police and civilians.
According to media reports such as Indian NDTV TV, the Indian government recently made a statement that it will not withdraw the bill, but only amend the content of the bill. On December 9th, local time, several peasant groups rejected the government’s proposal and announced a series of plans to upgrade the protests – on December 14, several highways and shopping malls in the capital area were occupied.
At the inauguration of a health center on the same day, Dan Wei, India’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, publicly claimed that India’s current “combations” did not belong to “farmer protests” and “splash dirty water” on neighboring countries without any evidence.
He declared: “The ongoing disturbance is not a peasant demonstration, but China and Pakistan are behind the scenes. At first, they incited the Muslims in our country, but failed. Now it’s time to encourage the farmers. He also insisted that Modi was the “peasant prime minister” and that any decision “would not be detrimental to the peasants”.
In his speech, Danvi even slandered that when India enacted the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizenship (NRC), China and Pakistan tried to mislead Muslims in India.
However, NDTV said bluntly in the report that Danway did not provide any evidence to support it, nor did he elaborate on his statement. There are some criticisms in India about Danvi’s irresponsible speech.
According to India’s Economic Times on the 9th, a spokesman for the right-wing Indian party Shiv Sena said that the leadership of the People’s Party, represented by Danvi, has “lost its mind” because of losing power in Maharashtra and is now beginning to involve China and Pakistan. .” They don’t know what they are talking about.
Raju Shetti, the leader of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, an Indian peasant organization, attacked Danvi, saying that the Indian government was playing with fire. He cautioned: “In the 1980s, the internal conflict in Punjab was also due to low crop prices. I think some of the people in the government want to fix this.”
It is worth mentioning that on the same day (9th) that Danvi “splashed dirty water” on China and Pakistan, the European public welfare organization “EU DisinfoLab” issued a report that over the past 15 years, a New Delhi-based group has issued 75 worldwide under the name of the United Nations Human Rights Council. More than 0 fake news that smeared China and Pakistan.
According to Politico EU, the main purpose of the group is to reduce the international reputation of China and Pakistan and influence the decisions of the United Nations Human Rights Council and the European Parliament.
There is no evidence that the group is related to the Indian government, but the production and updating of its content are mainly responsible for Asia International News (ANI), the largest television news agency in India, and invited right-wing European Parliament members to meet Modi in India.