“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you!” Half a Million Farmers Rise Up Across India
India has been rocked by a historic strike of farmers since November 27th and people around the world have risen up in solidarity. The farmers are demanding the withdrawal of three agricultural reform laws, which they say will plummet their earnings and allow the nation’s wealthiest corporations to take over the industry. In an unprecedented show of solidarity, India’s largest trade unions, student organizations, and other civil society groups have also hit the streets in support of the farmers. BT speaks with Vijoo Krishnan, Joint Secretary of the All Indian Peasant’s Union (AIKS) and Central Committee member of the Communist Party of India - Marxist on this historic struggle.