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Indian Farmworkers Protest Market Deregulation Plans

HeadlineNov 30, 2020

In India, thousands of farmers continue to protest for the fifth straight day against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to deregulate agricultural markets. Opponents say the neoliberal policy is a boon to corporations and repeals key labor and farm price protections that could have a devastating impact on the livelihood of farmers.

The ongoing protests come after an estimated 250 million workers, farmers and their allies across India participated last Thursday in what is believed to be the largest organized strike in history.

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