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Beating down critical journalism, creative freedom -Sukumar Muralidharan

-The Hindu The curious deference of the judiciary is part of the precariousness of the rights to freedom in India today Rioting in India’s capital city on a day reserved for the celebration of the Republic, was a new low in unravelling political concord. Within days of that trauma, points of entry into Delhi were barricaded with layers of concrete and steel, interwoven with vicious spools of concertina wire. Some locations had...

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Strengthening the MSP System -MS Sriram

-Newsclick.in The MSP system has long been the central topic of discussion in Agricultural Reforms. The MSP system has long been the central topic of discussion in Agricultural Reforms. Demystifying its pros and cons, PROF M S SRIRAM writes on what we can learn and do to make MSP an effective mechanism that empowers farmers. ARGUMENTS against a statutory minimum support price (MSP) have hovered around the following lines: The MSP benefits only a...

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Reform for farmers needs to look at more than mere efficiency of agriculture markets -Nikhit Kumar Agrawal and Richa Kumar

-The Indian Express Considering the critical importance of agriculture for livelihoods, health, food security, and also keeping in mind the vulnerability of Indian farmers, it is necessary to go beyond reductionist expediency in considering Agricultural Reforms. In his speech on December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the three controversial farm laws will finally deliver justice to the vast majority of small farmers who have been ignored by successive governments. As...

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Agriculture expert Devinder Sharma interviewed by Anju Agnihotri Chaba (The Indian Express)

-The Indian Express Agriculture expert Devinder Sharma tells The Indian Express how the current protests are being watched across the globe and how India can rebuild its agri economy by using assure price. Jalandhar: A day ahead of another round of talks between farmers and the Union government, agriculture expert Devinder Sharma tells The Indian Express how the current protests are being watched across the globe and how India can rebuild its...

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India's Oligarchy Shuts the People Out – and the Constitution Is to Blame -Bhanu Dhamija

-TheWire.in Only a serious overhaul can remedy the fundamental shortcomings in our constitution. It is now clear that India, the world’s largest democracy, is being run by an oligarchy, a form of government where the real power lies with just a few individuals and families. This became tragically evident from the recent saga of India’s Agricultural Reforms. Three farm laws were enacted by a coterie in the Centre without even recognising that...

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