Protests for more than a year finally forced Modi government to repeal the farmer laws

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After more than a year of protest, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally announced the repeal of the three highly controversial farmer laws which were explained as data for the farmers.

Hundreds of Thousands of Farmers from over India, especially from the Western State of Punjab and Hariyana joined together against the Indian government for its oppressing laws.

The new farming laws will allow the private players to enter into the sector, which will create the capitalization of the sector promoting monopoly and increasing benefits only to the small number of enterprises which will create a monopoly in the market. 

A similar law in the state of Bihar is long criticized for being responsible for the condition of farmers in the region.

Interestingly enough, Modi, who has his base in the communal and religious ground chose the day of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism is a sacred figure in states like Punjab and Haryana where the predominant population is Sikhs.

One of the most important farmer leaders, Rakesh Tikait, stated that they would end their protest only once the government abolished the regulations during the winter session of parliament.

Another farmer leader stated that they required further assurances from the government about guaranteed pricing for their crops to terminate their protest.

The move has been applauded by the opposition parties. The abolition of the laws, according to Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, was a victory against injustice.

Publish : 2021-11-19 12:32:00

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