Indian Farmers Stage Huge Protests in Delhi

Farmers in India have staged protests in capital area Delhi as they call for the repeal of the ‘anti-farmer’ agriculture laws passed in September.

Farmers in India have staged protests in capital area Delhi as they call for the repeal of the ‘anti-farmer’ agriculture laws passed in September.

Indian farmers have given an ultimatum to the government which ends today, that if the protested laws are not repealed, they will block railway tracks and highways. 

Protests have started in Punjab earlier in September to oppose the recently enacted laws. 

The laws passed deregulate the sale of produce which according to farmers will put them at risk, benefiting large businesses instead. 

Farmer leader Boota Singh said, “We’d given an ultimatum till December 10 that if PM doesn’t listen to us & doesn’t repeal laws, we’ll block railway tracks.”

Another famer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said, “We will block railway tracks if our demands are not met. We will decide on the date and announce it soon. Centre has admitted that laws have been made for traders. If agriculture is a state subject, Central government does not have right to make laws on it.”

Protesters are expected to block highways leading to the capital if said laws are not revoked. 


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