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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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Indian government offers to put hold controversial farm laws for 18 months amid mass protests

The Indian government has offered to put three controversial farm laws, that have sparked mass protests on hold for 18 months. Farmers from all over India, but mostly from Punjab and Haryana have been camping at Delhi’s borders since 26 November 2020 to protest against these laws that brings major changes to the agriculture markets. […]

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Hundreds of women join on-going farmer protests’ against Modi’s new farm laws

Hundreds of women, including widows of many farmers joined a protest on Wednesday against government reforms that farmers say threaten their livelihoods. Farmers have been protesting for nearly a month over the reforms, enacted in September, to deregulate the agriculture sector, allowing farmers to sell to buyers beyond government-regulated wholesale markets. Small farmers fear the […]