India: Here’s Why Farmers Are Protesting the 3 New Agriculture Ordinances

On 10 September, Haryana’s Kurukshetra saw a massive farmers’ protest against the three new agriculture ordinances, passed on 5 June by the Government of India. The farmers, in protest, blocked the National Highway at Pipli in Kurukshetra.

Bharatiya Kisan Union, along with other farmer organisations, came out to protest against the ordinances. They were, however, subsequently lathi-charged by the police. Images of the cops thrashing the protesting farmers have since flooded social media.

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