With the government and farmers’ talks still to be played after many negotiations, U.S. officials under President Joseph Biden on Thursday said they “encouraged” the differences between the parties to be resolved “through negotiations”.
However, it said the United States “has adopted measures that will improve the performance of Indian markets and attract significant private sector investment.” This is based on the rules of the three farmers.
At internet cross-border protests at border crossings, U.S. officials say they recognize that “unrestricted access to information, including the Internet, is essential to rhetoric and a sign of prosperous democracy.”
The remarks were first made by the US Department of State, in response to questions, and were later repeated by a spokesman for the US Embassy in New Delhi on Thursday.
A spokesman for the US embassy in New Delhi said, “We see that peaceful protests are a sign of a prosperous democracy, and we know that the Supreme Court of India says the same thing. We encourage that any disagreements between the parties be resolved through consultation. In general, the United States adopts measures that will improve the performance of Indian markets and attract significant private sector investment. ”
Regarding the limitations of the Internet, the speaker said, “We recognize that unrestricted access to information, including the Internet, is essential to speech and the sign of a prosperous democracy.”
Although there was no response to a US administration statement from New Delhi on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs – in an official statement in response to pop icon Rihanna, youth weather activist Greta Thunberg and attorney-general Meena Harris, nephew of U.S. Deputy President Kala Harris’ comments – on Wednesday.
In an unusual move that raised eyebrows, the government on Wednesday criticized “celebrities and others” for their comments in support of farmers’ protests, calling them “just and innocent”.
The IMEA said, “Before rushing to comment on such issues, we would urge the facts to be clarified, to be properly understood and to address the issues. The temptation to hashtags and comments on social media, especially when used by celebrities and others, is inaccurate and innocent. ”
Defending farm rules, the MEA, in a statement, gave full details of the plan: “The Indian Parliament, after much debate and debate, passed a law on agricultural reform. These changes provide increased market access and provide greater flexibility for farmers. They also pave the way for economically and economically sustainable farming. ”
It said “a very small percentage of farmers in parts of India have some doubts about these changes”.
The MEA said that respecting the feelings of the protesters, the Government of India has initiated a series of dialogue with their representatives. And also that the Union ministers have been part of the talks, and eleven talks have been held. They also said that the government has even offered to keep the rules in place, a promise made by the Prime Minister of India.
“However, it is unfortunate to see interested parties trying to force their agenda on these protests, and to discourage them. This was dramatically demonstrated on January 26, India’s Republic Day. The most popular national commemoration, the commemoration of the enactment of the Indian Constitution, was full, and violence and vandalism took place in the Indian capital, ”the organization said.
“Some of these interest groups have also tried to rally international support against India. Motivated by these fringes, images of Mahatma Gandhi have been desecrated in parts of the world. This is seriously affecting India and a civilized society everywhere, ”he said, referring to the recent devastation of images in the US.
The MEA had said that Indian police forces were handling the protests with great restraint. “It can be said that hundreds of men and women working in the police force have been physically assaulted, sometimes stabbed and severely injured,” the organization said.
“We would like to emphasize that these protests must be viewed in accordance with Indian law and order, as well as the efforts of the Government and the farmers’ groups concerned to resolve the crisis,” he said.
Last December, days after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went out of his way to support the protesting farmers, India called a Canadian ambassador and warned that such “actions”, if continued, would have “serious implications” for bilateral relations.
While Trudeau was the first head of state to talk about protests, he was not the only foreign politician to do so. At least a dozen members of parliament from the UK, Australia, Canada and Republican Party positions from the US have also expressed support for farmers.