Farmers have not only made history but have reminded us of its lessons: Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar

‘The belated announcement of repeal of farm laws affirms truth that defence of peoples’ rights and vindication of their sensitivities rest finally on the assertion of popular will,’ Ashwani Kumar said

Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar (File photo courtesy: Social media)
Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar (File photo courtesy: Social media)
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Ashwani Kumar

The belated announcement of the repeal of farm laws affirms the truth that the defence of peoples’ rights and the vindication of their sensitivities rest finally on the assertion of popular will.

The farmers of India have not only made history but have reminded us of its lessons.

The vindication of the farmers cause is owed entirely to their unflinching faith in the justice of their cause and the nationwide support for it.

If only the Central Government had risen above hubris and responded to the farmers’ cry for justice, human misery on a colossal scale could have been averted.

There is no doubt that the Modi Government will have to carry the heavy burden of injustice and the misery caused by the belated decision to repeal the unjust laws.


Farmers are not going to forget the hardships caused to them and their families in a hurry. Public memory may be short but historic struggles are not easily forgotten.

(The writer is a senior Congress leader and former Union Minister of Law and Justice)

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