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Kisan Mahapanchayat: Farmers step up heat in poll-bound states

Kisan Mahapanchayat: Farmers step up heat in poll-bound states

September 7, 2021

The massive gathering of farmers organised in Muzaffarnagar on Sunday, that drew over 500,000 persons as well as leaders of 300 farmer unions from 15 states across India not only sent a clear message to the Uttar Pradesh government but the entire leadership of the Bharatiya Janat...

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Weather has changed, not our demands: Farmers at Ghazipur border

Weather has changed, not our demands: Farmers at Ghazipur border

March 13, 2021

The ongoing farmers’ protest against the three farm laws at Delhi borders, which recently completed 100 days, has formed new solidarities across castes and communities at the Ghazipur border, say the protesting farmers. Calling themselves the ‘soldiers of Tikait’ (Rakesh Ti...

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Government must accept farmers’ demands: Sellers at Okhla vegetable market

Government must accept farmers’ demands: Sellers at Okhla vegetable market

December 29, 2020

Amidst all the chaos of the street vendors running around, shopkeepers shouting out their prices at the top of their lungs, loudspeakers playing namaaz (Islamic prayer) and the occasional fight between customers and the vendors, one can spot a blue board with ‘Fruit & V...

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Bid farewell to farcical Farmers Day

Bid farewell to farcical Farmers Day

December 23, 2020

For a Prime Minister who is apparently never short of the right word to say in any situation, Narendra Modi has yet to find something appropriate to assuage the millions of Indian farmers who have been protesting against the ‘ground-breaking’ agricultural reforms that his gov...

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Martyrdom Day observed to honour farmers killed during farm protest

Martyrdom Day observed to honour farmers killed during farm protest

December 21, 2020

“The farmers who have sacrificed their lives as part of the ongoing protests have set an example for thousands of others. Instead of breaking our morale or creating fear or worry in our minds about the future, it has reinforced our belief in our fight and that the fight is just...

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Farmers reject government proposal, to intensify stir

Farmers reject government proposal, to intensify stir

December 10, 2020

Nearly two weeks after they began their sit in at borders of Delhi and exasperated with fruitless talks with the central government, leaders of various farmers’ organisations have announced a series of measures to intensify their movement, soon after they rejected latest draft ...

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Bharat Bandh draws nationwide support for farmers’ protest

Bharat Bandh draws nationwide support for farmers’ protest

December 9, 2020

 “Soora so pehchaniye, jo lade din ke het, purja purja kat mare, kabhun na chhade khet (Brave is the one who fights for the rights of the poor/weak. Even if his body is chopped to pieces, he does not leave the battlefield),” says Satnam Singh, a sevadar (volunt...

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Thousands gather at Delhi’s Singhu border in support of farmers

Thousands gather at Delhi’s Singhu border in support of farmers

December 8, 2020

On the eve of the nationwide strike or Bharat Bandh called by the protesting farmers, leaders of National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements (NAPM), along with advocates, student organisations

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“Modiji, don’t help us anymore, you have already helped us so much,” say protesting farmers

“Modiji, don’t help us anymore, you have already helped us so much,” say protesting farmers

December 4, 2020

Protesting farmers say nothing less than a total repeal of the three Farm Acts would be acceptable and they will continue to sit in protest for as long as needed.

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Interview: Agriculture is not unorganised but unprotected sector, says Medha Patkar

Interview: Agriculture is not unorganised but unprotected sector, says Medha Patkar

December 3, 2020

 There have been allegations as to why only Punjab and Haryana farmers protesting and not the farmers from rest of India? What do you have to say to that? Any government, whenever they are challenged as the power holders, always try and condemn the movements and try to u...

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Farmers protest over the deepening agrarian crisis in India

Farmers protest over the deepening agrarian crisis in India

December 21, 2018

It is not just the uncertain nature that push the farmers toward desperate measures of protesting or ending their lives, but apathy from the government towards the agriculture sector has also undermined it.

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Amitabh Behar

Amitabh Behar

May 31, 2018

Despite world leaders signing global agreements to reduce socio-economic inequality, gap between the rich and the rest has widened. As economic growth benefits only some percent of the social strata in India, Amitabh Behar, CEO, Oxfam India, talks about the vision of developing a...

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