Indian farmers vow to continue protest until new laws are repealed

Farmers using the washing machines at the protest site at Singhu border in New Delhi. ST PHOTO: NIRMALA GANAPATHY
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NEW DELHI - At the Singhu border, on the highway connecting the northern Indian state of Haryana with the capital city of Delhi, tens of hundreds of farmers have congregated in what has become the heart of the resistance against three new farm laws.

In September, the Indian Parliament passed the laws dismantling a system of government-regulated wholesale markets and middlemen and allowing farmers to sell directly to private firms.

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