Sandeep Singh, a farmer from the northern Indian state of Punjab, listens to speakers during a rally along a road blocked by police to stop farmers from marching to New Delhi to protest against agricultural reforms. Photo: AFP Sandeep Singh, a farmer from the northern Indian state of Punjab, listens to speakers during a rally along a road blocked by police to stop farmers from marching to New Delhi to protest against agricultural reforms. Photo: AFP
Sandeep Singh, a farmer from the northern Indian state of Punjab, listens to speakers during a rally along a road blocked by police to stop farmers from marching to New Delhi to protest against agricultural reforms. Photo: AFP
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India’s agriculture reforms ‘will reduce us to slaves’, say protesting farmers

  • Tens of thousands of Indian farmers are protesting against new laws to overhaul and deregulate the agriculture sector and remove middlemen
  • But farmers are digging in, saying the Narendra Modi government’s reforms are a ‘death warrant’ and they are resolute about maintaining a blockade

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Sandeep Singh, a farmer from the northern Indian state of Punjab, listens to speakers during a rally along a road blocked by police to stop farmers from marching to New Delhi to protest against agricultural reforms. Photo: AFP Sandeep Singh, a farmer from the northern Indian state of Punjab, listens to speakers during a rally along a road blocked by police to stop farmers from marching to New Delhi to protest against agricultural reforms. Photo: AFP
Sandeep Singh, a farmer from the northern Indian state of Punjab, listens to speakers during a rally along a road blocked by police to stop farmers from marching to New Delhi to protest against agricultural reforms. Photo: AFP
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