Highlights Of Last Month – February 2021



  1. Farmers protesting against laws which they say will benefit only big corporations received
    support from:
  2. US farmer and food justice groups said they too have suffered from the ‘Get Big or Get Out’ mantra
  3. International media:
    • Asked whether 22 year old Disha Ravi being persecuted for editing a ‘tool kit’ to support the farmers’ protest calls into question India’s title of being a “democracy”
    • Argued why Modi’s crony capitalism might turn into “gangster” capitalism
    • Showed how Yogi Adityanath is “even more dangerous than Modi”
  4. US based digital forensics firm found that evidence against Bhima Koregaon accused Rona Wilson was planted
  5. One year after Delhi violence, rather than investigate BJP leaders and police, authorities target protesters and discriminate against Muslims – Human Rights Watch Report
  6. 100 + artists, diaspora groups, PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection and Freemuse call for the dismissal of charges by Hindu Nationalists against stand-up comic Munawar Faruqui
  7. Belgium and Germany refuse small arms supplies to India in view of its poor human rights record in Kashmir
  8. Diaspora groups counter myths about farm laws, tool kits and why Delhi violence a year ago was a pogrom not a ‘riot’