By Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press
Media coverage around the tens of thousands of protesting farmers at the edges of the Indian capital have prompted a furious reaction from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
By Sheikh Saaliq, Krutika Pathi, Associated Press
The dispute raises questions not only about agriculture in India but larger issues about the country's rural areas — issues that are familiar to anyone who has watched as populations dwindle in rural America and many small communities struggle to…
By Scott McFetridge, Associated Press
Indian farmers taking part in more than two months of protest against new agriculture laws began a daylong hunger strike Saturday, as they sought to reaffirm the peaceful nature of their movement following recent violent clashes with police.
For more than two months, farmers in India have camped just outside the capital, Delhi, demanding the repeal of new laws that deregulate agriculture, which directly employs near half the country’s 1.3 billion people. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro…
By Ashok Sharma, Associated Press
Many farmers have camped out on highways in Punjab and Haryana states for the last two months to protest the passing of the legislation. They say the laws could cause the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices and…
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