The idea of the New Peace Process is to not just document the human rights violations and ensure that the victims are formally recognised, but also to eventually aid the government in providing reparations to the people.
During this ‘forced’ isolation, Gaurav realised that nearly 1500 other sailors also stranded like them in Chinese waters on 74 other ships. Anxiety and depression are building up among the sailors who are desperate to return home.
One thing that hasn’t changed in Jammu and Kashmir, as many political observers have pointed out, is the trend of continued polarisation, with BJP dominating in Hindu areas and regional parties dominating in Muslim majority areas.
Farmer activist 'Kakkaji' said that there are 800 tractors that started from various parts of Madhya Pradesh, and are parked near Palwal where they were stopped 20 days ago. We are still right there. The government is scared which is why it is detaining farmer leaders everywhere in the country from Gujarat to Uttar Pradesh, he added.
Former MP and Raju Shetti said that anti-national forces will not hesitate to exploit any opportunity they get and the country will suffer a huge toll if the union government does not handle the situation delicately.
The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh also demanded that the government set up special agri courts to hear matters of dispute between farmers and private buyers instead of the current provision which stipulates that such disputes be directed to the local SDM.
Mohini Mohan Mishra, national secretary of the RSS-affiliated Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, said a separate legislation like the GST is required for both the Centre and the states to ensure that farmers get their dues.
While most of the clashes between the administration and the farmers were reported from areas around Haryana and Punjab, few disputed the claim that the protests were confined to just these two states alone.