Farmers mark one year of farm law protest

Farmers have been protesting against the farm laws on various borders of Delhi since November 26, 2020. Last week, Prime

Updated on Nov 26, 2021 02:08 PM IST 7 Photos
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Farmers on Friday marked one year of protest against farm laws at Delhi borders. The completion of one year of farmers' protest coincides with the repeal of three farm laws, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week.(REUTERS)

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A Nihang Sikh warrior rides a horse as farmers march on the occasion of the first anniversary of the farmers' protests against the central government's agricultural reform laws at the Delhi-Haryana state border in Singhu on November 26.(AFP)

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As the government climbed down on the three farm laws just a few months ahead of the crucial elections in five states, the protesting farmers see this as an opportunity to push for the law on Minimum Support Price.(AFP)

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Speaking to news agency ANI, Kawarveer Singh, a farmer from Pilibhit district, said, "In the last one year, during the protest, almost two farmers have died per day at Delhi borders while agitating against the farm laws. The future generation would understand that how farming and land were saved by the farmers."(AFP)

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"However, the ground reality has not changed. Over the years, prices of diesel, insecticides, and pesticides are soaring. We are now realizing the side effects of the Green Revolution. We can recover our cost only if you pay us the actual cost of the produce. So for this, we are protesting and demanding a law on MSP," he added.(AFP)

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