The protests are arguably the biggest challenge to the authority of the ruling BJP government to date, and they are going nowhere.
Amid ongoing farmer protests and global focus on them, Twitter's refusal to comply with the Modi government's order to block hundreds of accounts puts the social media giant at the centre of a political firestorm.
For months, tens of thousands of farmers have protested against three new farm laws, gaining global attention and posing a major challenge to PM Narendra Modi’s government. We look at what's at the heart of the controversies surrounding these laws.
Kangana Ranaut, a staunch Bharatiya Janata Party supporter, called farmers protesting controversial agriculture laws terrorists in a tweet, which was one of two that the platform had removed.
A statement by the main opposition Congress party says 16 opposition parties boycotted the president’s address during a budget session “in full solidarity with the agitating farmers, whom the Modi government is trying to defame.”
Thousands of farmers protesting against new farm laws breach barricades to enter historic Red Fort complex in New Delhi and hoist flags after clashing with police, as India celebrates Republic Day.
Talks between the Indian government and representatives of tens of thousands of protesting farmers remained deadlocked with the government refusing to scrap new agricultural reform laws which the farmers say will benefit large corporations.
Both sides are trying to reach an agreement on the farmers' demand that new agricultural reform laws be repealed but talks have failed seven times so far.
The fighting took place on Friday and Saturday in Salamat province, after cattle belonging to one herder ruined a field. The herders attacked as the farmers were taking the animals into an enclosure.
Tens of thousands of farmers continue to camp out on New Delhi highways, demanding the repeal of new laws they fear will lead to corporate dominance in the farm sector.
Thousands of farmers angered by three agricultural laws that they say threaten their livelihoods have intensified their protests by blocking highways and camping out on the outskirts of the capital New Delhi.
India's agriculture minister says the government is open to amend objectionable provisions in the new laws weeks after the farmers in the country began demonstrating over reforms that were enacted.
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