Photos: Farmers mark 100th day of protest with road blockade

  • Thousands of farmers mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at several border points of Delhi, including Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur, since November 28 last year, demanding a repeal of the three new farm laws and a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops. On March 6, they blocked the six-lane Kundli–Manesar–Palwal (KMP) expressway at some places in Haryana to mark the completion of 100 days of their agitation at Delhi’s borders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the laws are necessary to modernise agriculture but farmers say they will leave them poorer and at the mercy of big corporations.
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A group of farmers sitting on a highway with flags as they take part in a road blockade to mark the 100th day of the protest against new farm laws, near Kundli Border on March 6. Farmers blocked the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressway on the edges of New Delhi to mark the 100th day of protests against agricultural laws they say will devastate their incomes.(ANI)

A group of farmers sitting on a highway with flags as they take part in a road blockade to mark the 100th day of the protest against new farm laws, near Kundli Border on March 6. Farmers blocked the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressway on the edges of New Delhi to mark the 100th day of protests against agricultural laws they say will devastate their incomes.(ANI)

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Tractors lined up on the 100th day of the ongoing agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi on March 6. Thousands of them have hunkered down outside New Delhi’s borders since late November to voice their anger against three laws passed by Parliament last year.(Vijay Verma/PTI)

Tractors lined up on the 100th day of the ongoing agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi on March 6. Thousands of them have hunkered down outside New Delhi’s borders since late November to voice their anger against three laws passed by Parliament last year.(Vijay Verma/PTI)

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Farmers blocking the KMP Expressway near Dasna, Ghaziabad on the 100th day of their protest on March 6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the laws are necessary to modernise agriculture but farmers say they will leave them poorer and at the mercy of big corporations.(Arun Sharma/PTI)

Farmers blocking the KMP Expressway near Dasna, Ghaziabad on the 100th day of their protest on March 6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the laws are necessary to modernise agriculture but farmers say they will leave them poorer and at the mercy of big corporations.(Arun Sharma/PTI)

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Protesters walk next to a national highway to block KMP Expressway during a call for a five-hour roadblock on March 6. Samyukta Kisan Morcha, or Joint Farmers’ Front, said the blockade would last five hours. “It is not our hobby to block roads, but the government is not listening to us. What can we do?” Satnam Singh, a member of the group told AP.(Prakash Singh/AFP)

Protesters walk next to a national highway to block KMP Expressway during a call for a five-hour roadblock on March 6. Samyukta Kisan Morcha, or Joint Farmers’ Front, said the blockade would last five hours. “It is not our hobby to block roads, but the government is not listening to us. What can we do?” Satnam Singh, a member of the group told AP.(Prakash Singh/AFP)

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A farmer makes announcements standing on a truck while blocking a major highway to mark 100 days of the ongoing farmer protests, along Delhi-Haryana border on March 6. The farmers have remained undeterred even after violence erupted on January 26 during clashes with police that left one protester dead and hundreds injured.(Altaf Qadri/AP)

A farmer makes announcements standing on a truck while blocking a major highway to mark 100 days of the ongoing farmer protests, along Delhi-Haryana border on March 6. The farmers have remained undeterred even after violence erupted on January 26 during clashes with police that left one protester dead and hundreds injured.(Altaf Qadri/AP)

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Farmers participating in the blockade protest near New Delhi on March 6. Multiple rounds of talks between the government and farmers have failed to end the stalemate. The farmers have rejected an offer from the government to put the laws on hold for 18 months, saying they want a complete repeal.(Altaf Qadri/AP)

Farmers participating in the blockade protest near New Delhi on March 6. Multiple rounds of talks between the government and farmers have failed to end the stalemate. The farmers have rejected an offer from the government to put the laws on hold for 18 months, saying they want a complete repeal.(Altaf Qadri/AP)

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A demonstrator shouts slogans as a mock corpse representing Prime Minister Narendra Modi burns in the background, while farmers block a highway on March 6. The demonstrations demand a rollback of the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.(Altaf Qadri/AP)

A demonstrator shouts slogans as a mock corpse representing Prime Minister Narendra Modi burns in the background, while farmers block a highway on March 6. The demonstrations demand a rollback of the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.(Altaf Qadri/AP)

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Baba Rao and his wife Shobha Maski, a couple from Nagpur, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi to lend their support to farmers on the 100th day of their ongoing agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, on March 6. (Vijay Verma/PTI)

Baba Rao and his wife Shobha Maski, a couple from Nagpur, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi to lend their support to farmers on the 100th day of their ongoing agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, on March 6. (Vijay Verma/PTI)

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A group of farmers in a discussion on the 100th day of their agitation against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border in New Delhi on March 6. The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that these laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system.(Vijay Verma/PTI)

A group of farmers in a discussion on the 100th day of their agitation against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border in New Delhi on March 6. The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that these laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system.(Vijay Verma/PTI)

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A farmer with a farm union flag stands on a tractor while blocking a highway along the Delhi-Haryana border near New Delhi on March 6. Another concern is the dismantling of the "mandi" (wholesale market) systems through the new laws. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also assured the farmers that the MSP system would continue.(Altaf Qadri/AP)

A farmer with a farm union flag stands on a tractor while blocking a highway along the Delhi-Haryana border near New Delhi on March 6. Another concern is the dismantling of the "mandi" (wholesale market) systems through the new laws. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also assured the farmers that the MSP system would continue.(Altaf Qadri/AP)

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