Why are farmers protesting against the Indian government? | News

Rachel Humphreys Talks with Guardian’s South Asia correspondent Hannah Ellis Peterson, About the farmers’ protest in India. Farmers vehemently objected to the new laws, which have been the biggest agricultural reforms in decades. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the laws will bring the necessary modernization and private competition in the ailing sector, which has left millions of farmers helpless. Farmers say the laws were passed without consultation and would allow private corporations to control crop prices, cut livelihoods and snatch their land.

She also talks to Rachel Aminder Dutt Who runs the Awami Tehreek, Katie Versat Mission for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the State of Punjab. Aminder is optimistic about the protests – he believes the government will no longer be able to ignore the problems facing farmers.

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Demonstrators show their support for farmers in Delhi, India


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