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Indian farmers dig in for reform protests

By AFP
09 December 2020   |   7:00 am
Sandeep Singh, 65 years old, now spends his nights at the back of his tractor, despite Delhi's bitter winter cold. Like tens of thousands of Indian farmers, he is protesting against agricultural reforms he fears could destroy his livelihood. The farmers are cooking, eating, praying, singing, protesting and sleeping, all on the highway, resolute about maintaining the blockade until Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government reverses course.

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