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Now Trevor Noah highlights Indian farmers’ protest | India News


MUMBAI: Trevor Noah, host of stand-up comics and late-night shows, is the latest international personality from the entertainment industry to highlight the ongoing farmer turmoil.
Through his popular television show “The Daily Show,” the Emmy-winning host explained on Wednesday night the origins of the farmers’ protest, their demands and the subsequent global support for the upheaval.
On February 2, a tweet from pop star Rihanna sparked a wave of support for protesting farmers from various global personalities, activists and politicians.
“Why are Indian farmers protesting? The government tried to change farm laws decades ago and that’s when the manure hit the fan,” Noah tweeted, along with the video link.
In the segment of the program ‘If You Don’t Know, Now You Know’, which lasted more than eight minutes, the 36-year-old South African comic put together news clippings to provide a holistic view of the protest.
The video clip also mentioned the burning of effigies of Rihanna and Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who had voiced her support.
Thousands of farmers have been camping on Delhi’s borders since November demanding the repeal of three new farm laws that they say will end the purchase based on the minimum support price (MSP) of crops such as wheat and rice for part of the government and they will take the big corporations to the farm. sector.
They have rejected the government’s offer to suspend reforms for 18 months and have not joined the talks after 11 rounds of talks ended last month.
Noah, who delivers satirical news related to international and American political affairs in an entertaining way on “The Daily Show,” said the government has decided they have had “enough” of the protest because it is “a major crackdown.”
“Maybe they think that postponing the law will satisfy the farmers. But think about it. In 18 months, people will be in the same position they are in now. And the protests will happen again …
“But this crackdown shows how concerned the government must be about the protest. And honestly, it should be, because it is clear that these farmers are working for the long term,” Noah said in the video.
Meena Harris, American attorney and niece of American Vice President Kamala Harris, Hollywood veteran Susan Sarandon, actors John Cusack, Amanda Cerni, singers Jay Sean, Dr. Zeus and former adult star Mia Khalifa have also lent their support. to protesting farmers.
The government had criticized tweets from Rihanna and other international celebrities, saying that the facts must be checked before people rush to comment on the issue, calling it “neither accurate nor responsible.”

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