Farmer killed in protest against India’s new farm laws

Farmer killed in protest against India’s new farm laws

Farmer killed in protest against India’s new farm laws

Written by Staff Writer

02 Jan, 2021 | 9:22 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): A 57-year-old Indian farmer from has died due to inclement weather during protests against the amendment of the country’s farm laws.

The farmer’s family did not opt for a post mortem and the body was sent to his village for final rites, Indian police told reporters.

At least 46 farmers have died in protests against the amendment of farm laws that will allow private dealers to purchase produce instead of the government, raising concerns on price regulation.

On New Year’s eve, a candlelight march was brought out as a tribute to all farmers who have lost their lives amid the standoff the three controversial farm reforms that would benefit large corporations like the Adani group.

The seventh round of talks between the farmer groups and the central government on the matter will be held next Monday.

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