Farmer leaders as 'extremists': Govt prepares a fallback narrative

It would seem that the Narendra Modi government is preparing a fallback narrative in case the stalemate with agitating farmers continues. It has begun putting its weight behind allegations that the agitation has been hijacked by “extremist” elements.   Government leaders are talking about the subversive intent of “Urban Naxalites” or of “Khalistanis” alleged to have infiltrated the movement. Raising questions about the genuineness of the protestors about professed issues is a template that this government has used earlier. It sought to delegitimise th.....

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