The entire media has been warned against providing the farmers with any coverage.
Lolwut? All I see in the media all day every day is these protests, which remain concentrated in and around Delhi. As if nothing else is happening in the world. Not even Covid. Seems like you don’t live in India.
The police is treating them severely.
By the standards of Indian police (which I’d admit is just a uniformed servant class of the political rulers), they have been treated very gently. The protestors literally attacked the police with swords and sticks and the cops ran away from them. People have been beaten up and shot for much less.