WASHINGTON: Democratic senators have urged US Secretary of State Anthony Blinking to question Indian leaders on the conduct of peaceful protesting farmers and news reporters on the Delhi border.
In a letter to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said:
The long-standing, deep friendship between the United States and India continues. The people of the two countries maintain good relations. Based on this goodwill and strong relationship, we would like to share some key concerns about the agrarian struggle taking place in Delhi.
At the Delhi border, where farmers have been protesting for months, internet services have been cut off, electricity and water facilities have been cut off, and reporters who went to cover the news have been barred from issuing these orders.
Although the future of this new law will be decided by the Government of India and the people of that country, decisions must be made on the basis of the views of those who wish for peaceful negotiations and a peaceful solution.