On February 18, farmers across India responded to the nationwide ‘rail roko’ (stop the trains) call.
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.
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
India’s Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three farm laws that have led to huge protests across the country. It also formed a committee to hold discussions. However, farmers’ organizations say the onus is on the government to repeal the laws