Vikas Rawal is Professor of Economics in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His main research interests are in the area of agrarian studies. He has conducted detailed field-based studies on different aspects of agrariain relations in India. In the recent years, he has also been conducted research on the global issues related to food and agriculture.
It is noteworthy that, while farmers have built solidarity across states, between different classes of rural society, and between different castes and communities, the ruling party and its machinery have been working overtime to create divisions between organisations and communities, and accusing the movement of infiltration by separatists and terrorists.