June 6, 2023

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India: Modi rescinds controversial reforms after farmers’ protests

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Farmers are celebrating the victory of the government.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the repeal of three controversial agricultural laws after a year of struggle.

Thousands of farmers have been camping in the vicinity of Delhi since last November and dozens have died of heat, cold and gout.

Farmers claim that the laws allow the entry of private intermediaries and thus affect their income.

This reflects the surprising announcement of Friday A dramatic twistBecause the government has not made any effort to negotiate with the farmers for the last few months.