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Protesting Indian farmers burn effigies of Modi and other ministers

India
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 24, 2024

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Indian farmers, demanding higher crop prices, have intensified their protests against the government by burning effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers. The protests, which began with the 'Delhi Chalo' march, were temporarily halted by security forces and paused following the death of a protester, allegedly due to police aggression. The farmers have announced a series of 'mega programs', including a 'Black Day' and a tractor rally, to further press their demands for minimum prices for their crops.
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By Adnan Abidi and Sunil Kataria and Sakshi Dayal SHAMBHU, India (Reuters) - Indian farmers demanding higher prices for their crops burned effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers on Friday in an attempt to expand their protest against the government months before elections. Thousands of farmers began the "Delhi Chalo" ("Let's go to Delhi") march last week, but were stopped by security forces about 200km north of the capital, with water cannons and tear gas being used to do so. them retreat. On Thursday, farmer leaders announced a series of "mega programs" across India to press their demands. "Black Day" this Friday will be followed by a tractor rally on highways on February 26 and a public meeting of farm workers in New Delhi on March 14. Black flags were hoisted on tractors and carts lined up at the protest site this Friday. Several protesters, most of whom are Sikhs from the northern state of Punjab, also tied black cloths to their turbans as a sign of ...
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