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Indian Farmers Resume March Toward New Delhi After Rejecting Gov’t Proposal on Crop Prices

HeadlineFeb 20, 2024

Indian farmers are continuing their protest march toward the capital New Delhi after rejecting a proposal from the government for a five-year contract guaranteeing higher crop prices. Thousands of farmers have been camping out about 120 miles outside of New Delhi, as authorities have deployed tear gas and erected barricades to prevent access to the city. On Monday, Mahinder Singh, a 100-year-old farmer from Punjab, joined the march.

Mahinder Singh: “My family stops me from protesting, but our expenses are not covered. I have two children, daughters. I have a family. What choice do I have? Our lands are gone. Our rights are gone. They, the government, do not give us the rights, even when we demand them.”

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