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Watch | 'If We Do Not Stand for Justice for Human Rights Activists, Then Who Will?'

Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) head Joginder Ugrahan explains the logic of integrating the farmer agitation with the movement against the persecution of human rights activists.

As the ‘Dilli Chalo’ march continued with thousands of farmers reaching the capital to protest against the passage of the three farm laws and the Electricity Amendment Act, reports emerged that leaders from the ruling party are calling the protesting farmers as Khalistani, Naxalites and anti-Indian.

Following such reports, the country witnessed the farmers’ agitation broadening with farmer union leaders demanding release of ‘political prisoners’ or academics, lawyers and activists, held under oppressive laws over dubious charges.

The Wire‘s Ajoy Ashirwad speaks with Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) (Ekta-Ugrahan) head Joginder Ugrahan who explains lucidly the logic of integrating the farmer agitation with the movement against the persecution of human rights activists.