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Indian farmers' demonstrations intensify, Modi says he is committed to improving farmers' lives

India
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 23, 2024

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Indian farmers have initiated a 'March to New Delhi' protest demanding the government to fulfill its 2021 commitments and legislate to increase and guarantee the minimum price of crops. The march was temporarily halted following the death of a 20-year-old demonstrator from a police rubber bullet. In response, Prime Minister Modi, who is seeking re-election, pledged his government's commitment to improving farmers' lives. The protests may spread to other states and potentially influence the upcoming national elections.
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Indian farmers launched the "March to New Delhi" demonstration last week, marching to the capital New Delhi to force the government to fulfill its commitments made in 2021 and legislate to increase and guarantee the minimum price of crops. The picture shows the marching farmers on Wednesday (February 21) Firecrackers were thrown at police who tried to stop their advance at the border crossing between Punjab and Haryana. A 20-year-old demonstrator died after being hit in the head by a police rubber bullet, but the police denied responsibility. Farmer leaders said on Wednesday that the march would be suspended for two days. Negotiations between farmer leaders and the government have so far not reached a breakthrough. Indian Prime Minister Modi, who is seeking re-election, spoke for the first time on Thursday (22nd) in response to farmers' demonstrations, saying that his government is committed to improving farmers' lives and allowing small farmers to become entrepreneurs and ...
Source: Zaobao
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