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India warns against mass farmers protest, citing COVID ‘super-spreader’ risk

Indian government leaders appealed to farmers to call off a mass protest this week for fear it could prove a viral “super-spreader” event as the country’s overall death toll from COVID-19 crossed 300,000 on Monday. Over a third have died over the past three weeks during a devastating […]

Indian farmers vow to carry on months-long protest despite concerns over coronavirus

Thousands of Indian farmers, protesting over three new agricultural laws that they say threaten their livelihoods, have vowed to continue with their around-the-clock sit-ins despite a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the country. Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh states in the north and the desert […]

Farmers hold protest against Khattar in Haryana’s Rohtak

Chandigarh, Apr 3: Farmers on Saturday held a protest against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Rohtak district. After they came to know about the CM’s visit, farmers including women gathered outside a private university where Khattar’s chopper was to land. Khattar was to attend a condolence meet […]

Farmers protest against Dushyant Chautala in Hisar

Hisar, Apr 1: Farmers on Thursday held a protest against Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala outside the Hisar airport and demanded the withdrawal of the Centre’s new agricultural laws. Dushyant arrived at the airport to attend a meeting and other programmes. After farmers, who have been protesting […]

Indian farmers squat on railway tracks to mark four months of protests

Dozens of farmers squatted on railway tracks in northern India on Friday, disrupting traffic to mark four months of a campaign against the opening up of agriculture produce markets to private players. Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped on the outskirts of the capital New Delhi […]

Thousands of women join Indian farmers’ protests against new laws

Thousands of women joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of Delhi on Monday to mark International Women’s Day, demanding the scrapping of new laws that open up agriculture produce markets to private buyers. Since December, many farmers accompanied by their families have camped at three sites on […]

Indian farmers plan major road blockade outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protests

Indian farmers who have been protesting for months against deregulation of produce markets plan to block a major expressway outside New Delhi on Saturday, the 100th day of their campaign, they said. Tens of thousands have been camped outside Delhi since December, demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeal […]

From the hinterland to Hollywood: how Indian farmers galvanised a protest movement

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is struggling to beat back his biggest political challenge in years from a protest movement which began with disgruntled farmers travelling to New Delhi on tractors and is now gaining wider support at home and abroad. Simmering in makeshift camps housing tens of […]

Protesting Indian farmers vow to amass more supporters outside capital Delhi

More than 100,000 farmers and farm workers gathered in India’s northern Punjab state on Sunday in a show of strength against new farm laws, where union leaders called on supporters to amass outside the capital New Delhi on Feb. 27. Tens of thousands of Indian growers have already […]

Rail roko’ protest in UP peaceful

Lucknow, Feb 18: The ‘rail roko’ (rail blockade) call by farmer unions protesting the Centre’s three agriculture laws on Thursday remained peaceful and did not have much impact in Uttar Pradesh with farmers organising token protests near railway tracks and stations in the state. Farmers protested in Chitrakoot, Hamipur, […]

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