“Going back is not an option,” Swaiman Singh said. The US-based cardiologist joined the movement in its early stages. He and his team run a clinic for protesters at Tikri, on the state border between Delhi and Haryana.
“This is unlike any protest the world has seen before. It is not a matter of days or months; the farmers are ready to stay here for years if that’s what it takes to preserve their livelihood,” he told DW.
Singh called for the government “to step up,” calling on them to “scrap the laws and let them go back home.”