Anirudh Bhattacharyya with a Canadian perspective on the Indian Farm Protests

A few weeks ago, I interviewed Dr. Anmol Kapoor on the Indian Farm Protests.

It has been a developing and ongoing issue within India that is beginning to make international headlines and spill into Indian expat communities around the world. It is a nuanced issue that involves farm policy reform and has some cultural and ethnic complications which have made this a very heated and divisive issue for many people in the Indian community and a concerning and confusing one for those of us outside of it.

There are some distinct perspectives on these protests. Dr. Kapoor offered one, and now Anirudh Bhattacharyya is offering another.

Anirudh Bhattacharyya is an author and columnist based in Toronto who writes for the Hindustan Times among other publications. He recently wrote a piece in published by the MacDonald Laurier Institute on Canada/India relations that touches on the protest issues and how these things may impact Canada. Bhattacharyya offers a position more supportive of farm policy reforms.

As for myself, it is one of those rare issues where I am trying not to take a side. I don’t understand enough about the basis of it and just want to learn as much as possible.

The Indian community is a strong and growing segment of Canadian society with a huge population in the country. It is unfortunate and concerning when divisions from the homeland spill over into Canada and we should always be concerned when they do so.

Watch below.

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