With the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Indian population is growing more and more distrustful towards the government and its decisions. The reporters from ‘The Print’ went to the protest site in the outer Delhi area to interview the farmers and to report about the situation.
Since last year, farmers have been protesting against the farm bills that will deprive farmers of their guaranteed income from farming. These protests gained significant momentum and make worldwide headlines. However, during the last month, with the rising number of Covid deaths and the spread of the double mutant strain, the protestors are forced to stay in their homes.
The following report from ‘The Print’ details the accounts of the farmers who were left heartbroken without any authority to listen to their demands. The farmers clearly stated that COVID-19 is a situation created by the government to stop the farmer’s protests.
The protest sites have a very small number of farmers maintaining social distancing norms. They have been given strict guidelines to follow during the COVID-19 situation. However, this has resulted in a sudden stop to the farmer’s protests. Farmers have been disregarded in terms of media coverage and addressing the problems faced by them.