The counsel appearing for Ravi, Sidharth Agarwal stated that “We all have different opinions. You may have a problem with farmers’ protest, I may not. If highlighting protest globally is sedition, I (Ravi) am better in jail. I (defence counsel) also support farmers. But if that’s an offence, let’s all go to jail.”
In India, farming has become an unprofitable business, because of rising in input costs, and the inability of the government to provide minimum support prices to the farmers, among others. Above that, the semi-private form of economic management adds...