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India: At least one dead at tractor rally in New Delhi02:33

India: At least one dead at tractor rally in New Delhi

India, New Delhi
January 26, 2021 at 14:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of farmers took to the streets of New Delhi on Tuesday to protest new farm laws during the India Republic Day celebrations.

The tractor rally entered the grounds of Delhi's historic centre, after breaking through police barricades around the capital. At least one farmer died as chaos broke out in several parts of the Indian capital.

Indian farmers have been taking part in ongoing protests since mid-November against a law enabling growers to legally sell their products anywhere in the country instead of having to follow fixed prices from state-run markets, fearing it heralds an end to subsidies and the takeover of farming by large conglomerates.

Narendra Modi's government and the farmers have failed to reach an agreement after nine rounds of negotiations. The laws were temporarily suspended by the supreme court and a special committee was created to attempt to break the deadlock.

India: At least one dead at tractor rally in New Delhi02:33
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Thousands of farmers took to the streets of New Delhi on Tuesday to protest new farm laws during the India Republic Day celebrations.

The tractor rally entered the grounds of Delhi's historic centre, after breaking through police barricades around the capital. At least one farmer died as chaos broke out in several parts of the Indian capital.

Indian farmers have been taking part in ongoing protests since mid-November against a law enabling growers to legally sell their products anywhere in the country instead of having to follow fixed prices from state-run markets, fearing it heralds an end to subsidies and the takeover of farming by large conglomerates.

Narendra Modi's government and the farmers have failed to reach an agreement after nine rounds of negotiations. The laws were temporarily suspended by the supreme court and a special committee was created to attempt to break the deadlock.