Myanmar's army seized control of the nation after placing the National League for Democracy (NLD) Chairperson and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest on 1 February 2021. In this piece, the author reflects on India's position or rather a 'strategic' silence on the issue as a prominent power in the region.
In the light of Farm Bills 2020, passed by the Indian Parliament, the author reflects on the state of agriculture sector in India and the adverse impact unregulated privatization can have on it. In his opinion, any agrarian reform made in haste and to profit private stakeholders will only worsen the farmers' conditions in India.
Since September 2020, millions of Indian farmers are aggrieved owing to the passage of Agriculture related bills in parliament with a minimal discussion that many feel hollows out agrarian sector to benefit larger corporates. The author discusses the trajectory of ongoing events and the meaning they have for Indian Democracy.