Indian farmers continue protest against reforms

Tents pitched on a blocked highway in Ghaziabad on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in India, during an ongoing protest against the central government's recent agricultural reforms. Tens of thousands of farmers continue to camp out on highways ne
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Tents pitched on a blocked highway in Ghaziabad on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in India, during an ongoing protest against the central government's recent agricultural reforms.

Tens of thousands of farmers continue to camp out on highways near the capital, New Delhi, in protest against three new laws implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government that they fear will dismantle regulated agricultural markets, threaten their livelihood and benefit large companies.

A seventh round of talks between farmer unions and federal government officials was scheduled yesterday. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2020, with the headline 'Indian farmers continue protest against reforms'. Subscribe