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In Pics | Farmer protests over agriculture law intensify

Updated : December 03, 2020 04:19 PM IST

The protesting farmers, a large number of whom are from Punjab, have been holding sit-ins on the borders of the national capital. They are demanding that the government withdraw the new farm laws if it wants them to end their stir.

The protesting farmers, a large number of whom are from Punjab, have been holding sit-ins on the borders of the national capital. They are demanding that the government withdraw the new farm laws if it wants them to end their stir. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
The protesting farmers, a large number of whom are from Punjab, have been holding sit-ins on the borders of the national capital. They are demanding that the government withdraw the new farm laws if it wants them to end their stir. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
Three laws were enacted in September by the central government allowing agribusinesses to trade farm produce without restrictions.
Three laws were enacted in September by the central government allowing agribusinesses to trade farm produce without restrictions.
However, it was met with opposition from farmers who allege that the reforms will make them vulnerable to exploitation by big corporations as it will nullify their bargaining power and weaken the government’s Minimum Support Price system. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
However, it was met with opposition from farmers who allege that the reforms will make them vulnerable to exploitation by big corporations as it will nullify their bargaining power and weaken the government’s Minimum Support Price system. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
They fear The laws will permit private traders to stockpile large quantities of essential commodities and eventually render them landless with the advancement of contract farming. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
They fear The laws will permit private traders to stockpile large quantities of essential commodities and eventually render them landless with the advancement of contract farming. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
The government defended the laws saying that it will bring freedom from middlemen. (PIB Photo via PTI)
The government defended the laws saying that it will bring freedom from middlemen. (PIB Photo via PTI)
Thousands marched towards Delhi and clashed with police who used tear gas, water cannons and batons against them at the entry points to the capital. The farmers have since camped along at least five major highways on the outskirts of New Delhi and have said they won't leave until the government rolls back what they call “black laws.” (PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan)
Thousands marched towards Delhi and clashed with police who used tear gas, water cannons and batons against them at the entry points to the capital. The farmers have since camped along at least five major highways on the outskirts of New Delhi and have said they won't leave until the government rolls back what they call “black laws.” (PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan)
The protesters have stayed put since November 27, turning tractor-trolleys into temporary shelters. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
The protesters have stayed put since November 27, turning tractor-trolleys into temporary shelters. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
The farmer leaders rejected home minister Amit Shah’s offer to advance the date for the next round of talks and demanded the authorise a Cabinet Committee or a Group of Ministers for future discussions. They also demanded home ministry officials should not lead the discussions as agriculture was outside their jurisdiction.  (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
The farmer leaders rejected home minister Amit Shah’s offer to advance the date for the next round of talks and demanded the authorise a Cabinet Committee or a Group of Ministers for future discussions. They also demanded home ministry officials should not lead the discussions as agriculture was outside their jurisdiction.  (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
They have rejected the offer to set up expert committees to discuss the new laws, which deregulate crop pricing. (PTI Photo)
They have rejected the offer to set up expert committees to discuss the new laws, which deregulate crop pricing. (PTI Photo)
Published : December 03, 2020 04:19 PM IST
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