The Indians who have settled abroad are extending their support to the protesting farmers in Delhi and have started sending them aid. The NRIs expressed their worry and and concern for the farmers.
Raja Dhaliwal of Canada’s “World Financial Group ” and the executive team donated around 50,000 Canadian dollar (Rs 25 lakhs) to help the farmers and provide langar to them. They have donated the money to Ravi Singh of the Khalsa Aid.
Raja Dhaliwal released a video message through video conferencing and decided to do this work dedicated to the doctrine of Guru Nanak Sahib. He said that he supports the farmers and would also raise his voice for economic, community and political support.
Canada Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan tweeted that the reports of peaceful protesters being attacked in India are very troublesome. He said that many of his constituents have family there and are worried about the safety of their loved ones. He reminded that healthy democracies allow peaceful protest and also urged those involved to uphold this fundamental right.
Jagmeet Singh, NDP leader in Canada, tweeted that the violence on the farmers peacefully protesting against the farm laws is very disturbing. He said he stands in solidarity with the farmers from Punjab and across India.
UK MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi said that it takes a special kind of people to feed those who ordered to beat and suppress them.
Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party Andrea Horwath also expressed his support to the farmers. Andrea said that everyone deserves to be able to exercise their democratic rights without fear of state-sanctioned violence.
Earlier, NRIs in various nations including Canada, Italy, the US, the UK and France have extended their support for farmers and also staged protests against the three farm bills passed by the Union Government recently.
The NRIs have also condemned the police action on protesting farmers who were peacefully marching towards Delhi to organize a protest.
Gurpreet Singh of Canada said that he came to the country around ten years back from India and has agricultural land in Punjab. All his relatives in Punjab are associated with farming. He believes that these reform bills will crush the small farmers, so everyone should come out and support Punjabi farmers.