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India’s Top Court Stays Controversial Farm Laws Which Spurred Historic Protests

HeadlineJan 13, 2021

India’s Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of highly contested farm laws that seek to deregulate agricultural markets. The laws triggered historic, ongoing protests outside of New Delhi and around the country since late November. The court is appointing a committee to hear farmers’ grievances. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he would not repeal the laws, while farmers have vowed to keep protesting as long as needed.

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