Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the repeal of controversial farm laws, kneeling before farmers’ protests that have been going on for almost a year.
According to Indian media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation advised the protesting farmers in different states of India to return home and said that the government has decided to repeal the new farm laws.
Narendra Modi further said that the federal government has decided to withdraw the three contentious farm laws passed by the parliament in 2020. The government will repeal the farm laws through regular rules and regulations in a session of parliament later this month.
According to Indian media reports, the announcement of repeal of controversial laws by Narendra Modi has come at a time when elections are going to be held in 5 states including Indian Punjab in a few months.
It may be recalled that farmers in various areas including Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been protesting for a year against the agrarian reforms being carried out by the Modi government in India.
Farmers and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers have also been killed in violent protests in India, while a car belonging to the son of a BJP minister crushed protesting farmers a few months ago. The enraged farmers set the vehicle on fire, killing four people.
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