With policies that are not considered favourable by the farmers of Punjab, their resistance has been ongoing for quite some time now.

The farmers do not want the Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism to be withdrawn by the privatization of the market and have been on the streets demanding a repeal of the same.

Bella Ciao: Origins And Modern Times

Late 19th-century Italy had harsh working conditions for farmers on the paddy fields. The mondina women composed the song for an anthem of resistance against fascism. This song is primarily categorized as a folk resistance song and invigorates any protest that goes against the authority in question. 

This was popularized by a Netflix Original “La Casa De Papel” or more commonly known as “Money Heist”, where the protagonists rob a bank to be the resistance the people need against a corrupt government.

It has been ringing again all across Europe again. In Italy, people protested against Matteo Salvini, their deputy Prime Minister. In the UK, it was heard during anti-Brexit marches, while in Spain it rang across pro-independence factions by Catalonians. 

Bella Ciao: India

Sahil Poojan, a mathematics teacher who likes to compose parodies of music, released the Hindi version of Bella Ciao during the protests against CAA and NRC. It was dubbed to be called “Wapas Jao” as resistance to the government. 

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More recently, a Punjabi version was rendered by him and renamed as “Farm Laws Wapas Jao”. What is more astounding is the fact that its relevance in India is almost similar to the origins, where primarily farmers were under duress. 

He believes that “fear, abuses and disappointments” are a part of the course for a musician but it all seems worth it if his words give strength to the thousands of farmers who have been protesting for the last month to demand a repeal of the three new agricultural laws.

Where Does It Lead To?

The farmers have proposed the sixth round of talks with the government on the 29th of December, hopefully bringing some relief to farmers, commuters and commoners alike. 

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  1. The Bania BJP vermin are using the Indian SC to stall the farmers JUST BEFORE the 26th of January !
    They used an Indian Lawyer to move the SC.This man Harish Salve is the same man who defended the
    Indian Terrorist Jadhava at the ICJ.

    The GOI wanted the SC to stay the laws and so,the GOI provided no arguments – NOT TO STAY THE AGRI LAWS.No
    GOI funded farmers unions who support the bills made a say.

    But the Indian Farmers are NOT Fools.

    D-Day is 26th of January,2021.The world’s superpower is coming to India for the Republic Day Parade.
    Allow me to present the leader of the free world – the PM of Surinam !

    This is the time for the farmers to strike

    The Farmers are missing some key statistics

    1.The GOI is bust and CANNOT keep buying rice and wheat from Punjab and Haryana,as there is no demand
    and export rates are low
    2.Punjab Farmers DO NOT want to grow cash crops,as there is no price certainty,price stability and
    no fixed dates of payment (besides crop risks – w.r.t diseases etc.).Rice and wheat is a tried and tested
    model,for the farmers
    3.The GOI wants to make farmers grow cash crops and veggies and over produce.Then they want the farmers to use
    the news laws,and dump the cash crops all over India.Basically,the aim is to destroy the pricing power of farmers in
    all states (w.r.t cash crops,veggies and fruits).That will destroy cash crop and veggie prices all over India
    4.In comes the Industry and Retail – who will procure cash crops and veggies etc.,at the lowest cost.Who are
    the Big sharks in Retail ? Reliance and Adani ! Reliance has tested and studied the consumer demand and market
    for veggies,fruits and cash crops from their POS and Online retail ventures (for the last 10 years).They know the buyers who will
    pay 10 USD for One 5 foot cane stick !
    5.Once the input costs are reduced for Industry and Retail, the GOI will earn tax on profits and GST on sales
    – which was NOT earned before.THAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE AGRI LAWS.The GOI view is that if farmers pay no tax –
    hammer the agri prices so that the farmers profit is transferred to corporate Balance sheets and taxed as profit and
    GST on sales

    Gradually these cash crop farmers will die and be busted,and corporates will take over the land for farming and
    infra,and the farmers will become toilet cleaners,janitors and sweepers.

    This is the plan of MODI.

    The SC has made a committee.1 man is PRO-Farm bill (and its architect) and the others have no clue about farming !

    It is the start of a long overdue farmers revolution ! dindooohindoo


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