Why Are Farmers Protesting in India?

Why Are Farmers Protesting in India?

As military tanks and elaborate floats paraded through the center of New Delhi on Jan. 26 as part of India’s annual Republic Day celebrations—commemorating the day India’s democratic constitution came into effect—a rally just miles away turned violent. Farmers protesting agricultural reforms drove tractors through barricades and faced off with police. It was a dramatic […]

Why Are India’s Farmers Protesting?

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Indian farmers have lately made international headlines. Popstar Rihanna, actor Susan Sarandon and activist Greta Thunberg have taken up their cause. Ozy, a glitzy Silicon Valley publication posed a provocative question: “Will the World Step In?” The story playing out in international media appears to be a simple one. Indian farmers are the noble David […]

Why India’s Farmers Are Protesting

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Millions of farmers are protesting in India. What’s driving them? And what does it reveal about India? Guests Mandakini Gahlot, independent journalist based in New Dehli. Contributor to France 24, USA Today, Al Jazeera English and more. (@MandakiniGahlot) Vikas Rawal, professor of agricultural economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Also Featured Hartosh Singh Bal, political editor of the […]

Tractors to Twitter: India’s protesting farmers battle on highway, online

Tractors to Twitter: India's protesting farmers battle on highway, online

File photo: Farmers shout slogans at a protest site during a nationwide strike against the newly passed farm bills on a foggy morning, at Singhu border near Delhi on December 8, 2020 Reuters The farmers demand Modi repeal the three farm laws which they say could make them vulnerable to retail giants like Walmart Inc […]

Tractors to Twitter: How farmers are protesting on highways, online

Tractors to Twitter: How farmers are protesting on highways, online

In a standoff between farmers and the government that has convulsed the country, the farmers have a 21st-century ally: a handful of supporters scattered around the world running a Twitter handle. The farmers have paralysed some traffic in and out of New Delhi, protesting recent agriculture laws that they fear could eventually eliminate government-guaranteed minimum […]

Why are Indian farmers protesting?

Why are Indian farmers protesting?

File photo: Farmers shout slogans at a protest site during a nationwide strike against the newly passed farm bills on a foggy morning, at Singhu border near Delhi on December 8, 2020 Reuters More than 300,000 farmers have killed themselves since the 1990s As an army of resolute Indian farmers keeps up its blockade of […]

Thousands of people are protesting with farmers in India. This is why you should care

The laws directly impact the farmers in India, but they could also have a significant impact to consumers globally, who rely on India for many key items such as turmeric, chili and ginger. By Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN: More than half of India’s working population comes from the agricultural sector, according to India’s most recent Census in […]