Angry, distressed farmers march to India’s parliament
03 December 2018 | 8:47 am
Thousands of desperate farmers across India have gathered in the heart of the capital to protest against the continued state of agrarian distress. Farmers' discontent poses a challenge to PM Modi's government.
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One year ago, India's parliament passed a series of laws aimed at reforming the country's agricultural system. The move was supposed to allow farmers, especially those cultivating wheat and rice, to sell their products to private companies without going through local markets. But what was meant to be a revolution for Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned into the longest and biggest peasant protest since the country's independence nearly 75 years ago.
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