Inside India’s Massive Farmer Protests

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Published on 26 Feb 2021, 22:30
It’s being called the largest protest in world history. Millions of farmers in northern India have come out against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new “free-market” farm laws. And they’re going to dramatic lengths to make their voices heard, occupying highways and setting up huge camps. Farmers insist the laws would push them further into debt and leave them vulnerable to exploitation by corporations. But the government is cracking down, and India has seen a wave of police violence, censorship, nationalist propaganda and jailing of activists and journalists. Still, support for the farmers is growing.

AJ+‘s Dena Takruri gets a firsthand look inside one massive protest camps – complete with sleeping sites, pharmacies and communal kitchens – and speaks with a farmer who’s living there and reporting on what’s really going on. How long are farmers prepared to stay and resist? And is this India’s biggest challenge to capitalism yet?

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