India’s farmers’ protest are no longer limited to the country but have garnered the attention of international celebs as well. The farmers’ protest has now managed to find a slot in the popular American satirical news programme The Daily Show hosted by comedian Trevor Noah.
The farmers’ protest was covered in an 8-minute-long clip on the show’s ‘If You don’t know, now you know’ segment. The clip as the segment clarifies gave an explanation about the farmers’ protest against the three agriculture laws introduced by the government for the international audience. Explaining the agitation, Noah said, “We're talking about India because, in a year of global protests, they're (India) in the midst of the biggest one anywhere. The government tried to change the decades-old agriculture laws and that’s when the manure hit the fan.”
Why are India’s farmers protesting? The government tried to change the decades-old agriculture laws and that’s when the manure hit the fan.
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— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 10, 2021
So on my @MehdiHasanShow show tonight... I did.
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— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) February 5, 2021
He further said, “That sounds like a rough situation for the farmers. And, if the last year has told us anything, it is that we cannot take farmers for granted. Nowhere in the world. We need farmers. Farmers are the same people who wait 5 months to grow an eggplant. An eggplant! I am not even patient enough to find it in the emoji
— A Little Late With Lilly Singh (@latewithlilly) February 10, 2021
The segment highlighted the farmers’ fear that they will lose MSP with the privatization onslaught but did not feature any statement from the government on the issue. Before Noah, political journalist and author Mehdi Hassan and talk show host Lilly Singh have also talked about the protests on their shows.
The ongoing agitation against the government’s Farm Bills caught international media’s attention and stirred a major political controversy in India after global figures Rihanna and Greta Thunberg tweeted in support of the protesting farmers.
(Source: Twitter/The Daily Show)