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India: Farmers march to Delhi's Red Fort in tractor protest02:44

India: Farmers march to Delhi's Red Fort in tractor protest

India, Dehli
January 26, 2021 at 21:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of farmers marched to the iconic site Red Fort in Delhi, on Tuesday to protest against the government's agricultural reforms.

Scuffles broke out between police and protesters when protesters breached law enforcement's barricades to enter the Red Fort. The march took place on India's Republic Day.

Footage shows destroyed public transport vehicles and crowds of people waving flags on the historic Red Fort site.

It was reported that police killed one protester however police authorities have called it an accident, saying his tractor overturned.

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: Farmers march to Delhi's Red Fort in tractor protest02:44
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Thousands of farmers marched to the iconic site Red Fort in Delhi, on Tuesday to protest against the government's agricultural reforms.

Scuffles broke out between police and protesters when protesters breached law enforcement's barricades to enter the Red Fort. The march took place on India's Republic Day.

Footage shows destroyed public transport vehicles and crowds of people waving flags on the historic Red Fort site.

It was reported that police killed one protester however police authorities have called it an accident, saying his tractor overturned.

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.