The shutdown marked ten months of the passing of three controversial laws. Farmers fear these laws will allow for greater corporate role in agriculture and reduce the price they get for their produce
As farmers and workers in India observe a countrywide shutdown, here is a look at the past 10 months of the struggle against the three agricultural laws passed by the Narendra Modi government
The three farm Bills were passed in Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020 , termed as ‘Black Day’ by farmers. In 10 days, these got Presidential assent.
Around 500,000 farmers attended the rally. The farmers’ umbrella organization, Samyukt Kisan Morcha, organized the mass gathering, which was aimed at giving the nine-month-long farmers’ movement a new direction
Across India, members of farmers’ groups, trade unions and women’s and students’ organizations held aloft black protest flags and burnt copies of the three controversial farm laws which have been fiercely opposed