Protests India farmers February 18

Farmers throw flower petals while blocking a railway track to stop train services at Modi Nagar railway station as part of protests against farm laws, in Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India, February 18,REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Twitter is in a predicament in India. It is caught between the demands of an increasingly authoritarian government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a global outcry – spurred by tweets from singer Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg – to protect the tens of thousands of farmers who have gathered in Delhi to protest new agricultural laws.

As it wrestles with what to do under intense scrutiny, journalists and activists have been among those caught up in the standoff.

The Caravan, a prestigious magazine that publishes confrontational, longform journalism reflects its predicament.


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