If American pop artist Rihanna and Swedish environmental activist Greta Dunberg missed their chance, American comic Trevor Nova has now brought the world’s full view on India’s ongoing peasant struggle. The Daily Show host talked about the great struggle in his signature style for over eight minutes yesterday.
After a brief rip-off of Christopher Columbus for missing out on the country, Mr Noah said the matter is in the “If you don’t know, now you know” section, “In the year of global opposition” (they) (India) are among the biggest one anywhere. “
Over the past few months, thousands of farmers have hit the roads, especially to the capital, New Delhi, demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws passed by parliament in September. The struggle has intensified in recent weeks, with violence even entering Republic Day.
In addition to Ms Rihanna and Ms. Dunberg, Hollywood veteran Susan Charandon, actors John Cusack and Amanda Cherni, singers Jay Sean, Dr. Zeus and former Mia Khalifa voiced support for farmers.
Following Delhi, citing various media reports with footage of the protest, the Emmy-winning presenter said somewhat jokingly yesterday, “Damn! When a country starts to burn hot, you know they’re not confused.”
Why are Indian farmers protesting? The government tried to change agricultural laws that had been in place for decades, and only then did the compost hit the fan.
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He soon picked up Ms. Thunberg, who has caused a great deal of controversy among Indian officials over the past few days, with the aim of spreading discontent and misconceptions against the Indian government through her “Toolkit” tweet, police say.
Referring to the burning of a statue of Ms. Dunberg by a section of Indians who support the government, Mr Noah said it would infuriate the young activist given the “carbon emissions” from the act.
The joke had one more joke about her, the opposition before she went into the issue at hand: politics and the economy under struggle.
He began by briefly comparing the Indian and American agricultural sectors, especially highlighting how relatively poor the protesting farmers are.
“Most Indian farmers work on a very small scale,” he said, comparing the industrial scale of agriculture in practice in the United States. “The compost fan was hit when the (Indian) government tried to change it.”
The following description of various media reports later explained the situation. He then talked to everyone about the importance of farmers, especially in India where 600 million people work in agriculture.
Describing the demonstration, its intensity and the government repression it provoked, Mr Noah said farmers have been involved in the struggle for a long time.
Mr Noah said, “It’s a definite … but it’s not surprising to me. Because no one on earth is more patient than farmers. Farmers are the same people who wait five months to grow an eggplant. An eggplant!”