Photos: Farmers’ protest in Delhi, draft ‘bills’ at mock parliament

A two-day demonstration by thousands of farmers from across the nation was held in New Delhi. A 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or mock Parliament session was also held which tabled two bills regarding fair crop prices and loan waivers, which will be sent to the PM.

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Thousands of farmers from across India gathered in the nation’s capital for a two-day demonstration starting Monday to press demands for fair crop prices and loan waivers, returning the spotlight to the prevailing agrarian distress. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Thousands of farmers from across India gathered in the nation’s capital for a two-day demonstration starting Monday to press demands for fair crop prices and loan waivers, returning the spotlight to the prevailing agrarian distress. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A two-day ‘Kisan Mukti Sansad’ or a mock Parliament session also began where two “Bills” were tabled, on crop loan waivers and remunerative prices for farm produce, to highlight government apathy towards the farming community. The Bills will be sent to the PM once “passed” following a debate between farmers, activists and political leaders. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A two-day ‘Kisan Mukti Sansad’ or a mock Parliament session also began where two “Bills” were tabled, on crop loan waivers and remunerative prices for farm produce, to highlight government apathy towards the farming community. The Bills will be sent to the PM once “passed” following a debate between farmers, activists and political leaders. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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The farmers’ protest in Delhi follows successive years of low crop prices during 2016 and 2017 when, following a normal monsoon and a bumper harvest, prices of pulses, oilseeds and cotton plunged below government-set minimum support prices. Prior to that, in 2014 and 2015, farm incomes were hit by consecutive years of drought. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

The farmers’ protest in Delhi follows successive years of low crop prices during 2016 and 2017 when, following a normal monsoon and a bumper harvest, prices of pulses, oilseeds and cotton plunged below government-set minimum support prices. Prior to that, in 2014 and 2015, farm incomes were hit by consecutive years of drought. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Claiming that more than 20 farmer suicides have taken place over the last 11 days among cotton farmers in Tenangana’s Warangal district, the Rythu Swarajya Vedika, a Telangana farmers’ association, began its protest in New Delhi from Monday along with farmers and families of those who have committed suicide. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Claiming that more than 20 farmer suicides have taken place over the last 11 days among cotton farmers in Tenangana’s Warangal district, the Rythu Swarajya Vedika, a Telangana farmers’ association, began its protest in New Delhi from Monday along with farmers and families of those who have committed suicide. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Ramanamma from Andhra Pradesh holds out a picture of her husband Laxmayya, a farmer who committed suicide saddled by long pending loans. Several women present here held out photos of their dead husbands, narrating their stories. They expressed distress over their voices not being heard. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Ramanamma from Andhra Pradesh holds out a picture of her husband Laxmayya, a farmer who committed suicide saddled by long pending loans. Several women present here held out photos of their dead husbands, narrating their stories. They expressed distress over their voices not being heard. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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The farmers gathered from parts of the country at Parliament Street under the aegis of All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) with about 3000 women farmers and widows of farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

The farmers gathered from parts of the country at Parliament Street under the aegis of All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) with about 3000 women farmers and widows of farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Umesh Rai from Vaishali District, Bihar came to Jantar Mantar to become a part of this demonstration. The farmers, who had trooped in from 21 states, said they were in financial distress due to pending loans, falling produce prices and drought-like situations, mostly in the southern parts of the country. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Umesh Rai from Vaishali District, Bihar came to Jantar Mantar to become a part of this demonstration. The farmers, who had trooped in from 21 states, said they were in financial distress due to pending loans, falling produce prices and drought-like situations, mostly in the southern parts of the country. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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