The DUJ expresses solidarity with the protesting farmers. The Kisan Mukti March should open the eyes of the Centre, whose policies have been spreading miseries in the agriculture sector for the last 25 years.
We have observed in the past that media houses routinely black out such protests by farmers, trade unions , workers, intellectuals , journalists and various alternative groups. It is time to take a relook at this unwritten policy of ignoring grassroots movements.
Sidestepping the real issues raised in these protests and misrepresenting them by highlighting only traffic disruptions allegedly caused by them is biased journalism.
DUJ appeals to its members and other journalists to objectively cover the issues raised by farmers. We urge our members and well-wishers to show solidarity with the farmers who are struggling against an acute agrarian crisis. Please be present at Parliament Street on Friday, November 30, between 11 a.m and 1 pm.