In the wake of protest in London in assist of farmers’ agitation in India, the British excessive fee on Monday mentioned it’s in contact with the Metropolitan Police and the Indian mission there on the problem.
Thousands of protesters from varied elements of the UK held an illustration outdoors the Indian High Commission in central London on Sunday as a present of assist for farmers agitating towards the brand new farm legal guidelines in India.
“Policing of protests is a matter for the Metropolitan Police. We remained in close contact with both the Indian High Commission in London and the Metropolitan Police Service about the protest,” a British excessive fee spokesperson mentioned.
The UK has a big Indian diaspora.
The demonstration in London got here after a gaggle of 36 British MPs led by British Sikh Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi wrote to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab concerning the affect on British Punjabis affected by the demonstrations by farmers in India.
Farmers in India are protesting towards the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.
Enacted in September, the three farm legal guidelines have been projected by the federal government as main reforms within the agriculture sector that may take away the middlemen and permit farmers to promote wherever within the nation.
However, the protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines would pave the best way for eliminating the security cushion of Minimum Support Price and cast off the mandis, leaving them on the mercy of huge corporates.