The embassy of the US in India has reacted to the barrage of protest that has rocked New Delhi and the environs. These protests continue because farmers in the region feel the new agricultural reforms harm their business.
Settle your differences amicably-US embassy pleads with Indian farmers
The embassy of America in India has pledged with the Indian government on Thursday evening to have a meaningful discussion with farmers and stop the protest that has grounded various sectors in New Delhi and the environs. Farmers have protested for months over the reforms in the agricultural industry that the Indian government has passed.
These protests have been violent and have caused roadblocks. A spokesperson for the Indian foreign ministry said the government had 'noted' the statements by the US and worked towards a favorable resolution for all.
He also said there were ongoing positive efforts between the Indian PM Mr. Narendra Modi and farmers. A resolution is very near' The US statement reads
'' We ask that any issues between the two sides should end at the round table and that normalcy should return to the state. We are available for any support that can hasten the efforts made by the government and also promise to contribute more to the Indian private sector.''
An agreement is far from been reached with farmers as stalemate persist
Prime Minister Morris's government has held repeated discussions with the farmer's representatives who have protested peacefully near New Delhi since last year. However, there have been no talks since January 25 as many demonstrators have violent skirmishes with security officials at the capital.
These violent clashes between farmers and police have to raise intentional responses for the demonstrations to end. The Indian farmer's support comes mostly from the northern states which argue that this new agricultural law will reduce their profits but increase big agricultural revenues. However, the government is adamant that these laws will make the sector more viable and attract more investments.