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Indian farmers end their year-long protest after government agrees to demands

Indian farmers ended their year long mass protests a week after the government agreed to abandon controversial agricultural reforms. Thousands of farmers had camped at the borders of the capital, Delhi, with dozens dying from heat, cold and Covid. They will begin returning to their homes from Saturday. The movement had become one of the […]

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Indian PM Narendra Modi announces repeal of controversial farm laws after a year of continuous protests

Indian PM Narendra Modi has announced the repeal of three controversial farm laws after a year of protests. Thousands of farmers had camped at Delhi’s borders since last November and dozens died from heat, cold and Covid. Farmers say the laws will allow the entry of private players in farming and that will hurt their […]

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Indian farmers mark six months of protest against farm laws passed last year

Tens of thousands of farmers in India have observed a “Black Day” across the country to mark six months of their protests against farm laws passed by the Indian government last year. The farmers held demonstrations, raised black flags and burned effigies of politicians belonging to the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including Prime Minister […]

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Disha Ravi: Court grants bail to climate activist who criticised Modi’s ‘anti-farm laws’

An Indian court granted bail to 22-year-old climate activist who was arrested for sharing a document on the ongoing farmer agitation and agricultural laws passed by Modi’s administration. Police claim Disha Ravi was a “key conspirator” in the “formulation and dissemination” of a protest “toolkit”. They have accused her of sedition and conspiracy charges. Something […]

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Indian farmers step up agitation against farm laws, block roads for 3 hours nationwide

Thousands of farmers across India blocked highways on Saturday across the country as the United Nations called on authorities and protesters to exercise “maximum restraint”. The farmers held a three-hour “chakka jam”, or road blockade, on Saturday at about noon local time across the nation except in the capital New Delhi and a couple of […]

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Rihanna draws global attention on farmer protests in India

Pop superstar Rihanna has angered pro-government and anti-farmer supporters in India by drawing global attention into months long farmer agitation against new farm laws passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Tens of thousands of farmers are now in their third month of protests camping on the outskirts of the capital, Delhi. Farmers have been […]