Now US comic Trevor Noa puts India’s farmer protest on the global radar

“Farmers are the same people who wait five months to grow eggplants,” Mr. Noah joked.

new Delhi:

If American pop artist Rihanna and Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg missed their mark by any chance, American comic Trevor Noah took a full look at the world’s peasant opposition to India. The host of the Daily Show spent more than eight minutes yesterday talking about the mass movement in his signature style.

After briefly summoning Christopher Columbus to lose his way to the country, Mr. Noah took over the case, stating that, “In a year of global protest, they (India) are among the biggest anywhere.”

In the past few months, thousands of farmers have hit the roads, most notably those leading to the capital New Delhi, demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws passed by Parliament in September. Protests have also intensified in recent weeks in the violence on Republic Day.

Citing various media reports with performance scenes and Delhi’s continued blockade, Mr. Noah said, partially joking, “Damn it. When a country starts hot hot **, you know that They are not messing around. “

He quickly brought in Ms. Thunberg, who, with her “toolkit” tweet, has caused quite a storm among Indian officials over the past few days, with police saying that it was intended to spread disagreement and confusion against the Indian government.

Referring to the burning of Ms. Thunberg’s effigy by a section of Indians supporting the government, Mr. Noa said that it would only make the young worker angrier in view of the “carbon emissions” from the act.

The comic had another joke about him moving on to his issue before protesting further: the politics and economics of protests.


He began by comparing the Indian and American agricultural sectors, particularly highlighting that the demonstrating farmers were relatively poor.

“Most Indian farmers work on a very small scale,” he said, comparing it to the industrial scale in which agriculture is practiced in America. “And this is when the (Indian) government has tried to change it that the manure hits the fan.”

The following statement by various media reports explained the situation. He then told everyone about the importance of farmers and especially in India where according to him, about 600 million people are employed in agriculture.

Mr. Noh said that referring to the protests, its rise, and the government’s oppression, the farmers said that the farmers have been agitating for a long agitation.

To make his point, Mr. Noah said, “This is some determination … but it doesn’t surprise me. Because there is no patient on earth that farmer. Farmers are the same people who grow five eggplants.” Let’s wait for months. An eggplant! “



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