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I have read several reactions to the farmers protests- typically coming from middle class urban netizens typing on their smart phones! ‘don’t give loan waivers- they will spend the money on marriages” or “these people thrive on freebies” or “Sharad Pawar is stoking the fires to upset the Modi government”. These are painful reactions to read. How did these people become so insensitive to the ground realities? Well, I think it is education- but then we could write several dissertations on that! So here are some articles that shed some light on the possible reasons behind these protests.

The Indian Farmer is Protesting About Much More Than Loan Waivers
How demonetisation and Aadhaar worsened Indian farmers’ plight?

 

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