World Desk, Amar Ujala, London
Updated Sat, 05 Dec 2020 10:16 AM IST
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MP’s letter written by Foreign Secretary
36 MPs of Indian origin and belonging to Punjab have asked to raise the issue with the central government on farmer laws. The MPs wrote to Foreign Secretary Dominic Rab that they would discuss with the Modi government about the peasant movement.
The leaders who signed the letter include Labor, Conservative and former Labor leader of the Scottish National Party, Jeremy Corbyn, Virender Sharma, Seema Malhotra, Valerie Vaz, Nadia Whittom, Peter Bottomley, John McCollan, Martin Docherty-Hughes and Alison Thewlis.
British MPs demand
The letter said that it is a matter of concern for the Sikhs of Britain and those associated with Punjab. Many British Sikhs and Punjabis have raised this issue in front of their MPs. It was reported that several MPs had recently written to the Indian High Commission about the impact of three agricultural laws in India.
It was informed in the letter that these laws have failed to protect the farmers from exploitation and ensure the fair price of their produce. Apart from this, many British MPs had also made many comments on Twitter about the peasant movement. Preet Kaur, president of All Party Parliamentary of British Sikhs, expressed her reaction to the peasant movement.
He said that this is no way to treat citizens who are peacefully protesting on the controversial Farmers Bill. This is a shocking scene from Delhi. He said that water splashes and tear gas shells were being done to silence them.