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Indian farmers block trains in continuing protests against farm laws

On February 18, farmers across India responded to the nationwide ‘rail roko’ (stop the trains) call.

Farmers block roads across India in protest against farm laws

This was part of their continuing struggle against the three farm laws that were passed by the Narendra Modi led govt in September last year.

India’s defiant farmers resist attempts to evict them from protest site

The police and local authorities attempted to evict thousands of farmers from a protest site in Ghazipur on Thursday. However, the attempt has strengthened the farmers’ resolve to continue the sit-in and led to fresh mobilizations as well

Historic farmers’ parade takes center stage on India’s Republic Day

On January 26, which is celebrated as India’s Republic Day, tens of thousands of farmers rode into the capital New Delhi. Their demand: the withdrawal of three laws that were pushed through parliament in an undemocratic manner

Indian farmers take out historic tractor parade in New Delhi

The farmers in Delhi faced police repression as they broke barricades and defied the routes determined by the police. Many demonstrations in solidarity also took place across the country

Indian farmers prepare for Republic Day tractor parade

On January 26, India’s Republic Day, farmers will be carrying out their massive tractor parade in opposition to the three farm laws passed by the Narendra Modi government

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers set to enter Delhi in tractor parade on Tuesday

Hundreds of thousands farmers in tens of thousands of tractors will enter New Delhi from three locations on Tuesday in a protest against the controversial agricultural laws passed by the Narendra Modi government

Farmers protest India Indian farmers plan to march into New Delhi if government refuses to heed their demands

The farmers, who are camped on the outskirts of the capital Delhi, have warned that they will hold a parade in the city on January 26, Republic Day, if the government does not address their key demands

The year that was….India’s people fight back a hostile government

The right-wing Narendra Modi government used the pandemic and the lockdown to foist more exploitative policies. But the sustained resistance by people has shaken its hubris

Why are people going hungry if India has surplus foodgrain stocks?

A country that ranks 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index can’t be said to be self-sufficient in foodgrains. The surplus stocks are due to shortage of purchasing power in peoples’ hands

Modi’s farm bills totally kowtow to imperialist agenda

Imperialism has been pushing countries like India to become food import-dependent and divert land devoted to foodgrain toward crops that imperialist countries can’t grow

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