The states of Kerala, Bengal, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh were the scene of massive demonstrations by farmers against laws that allow large traders to purchase products directly from farmers.
"Instead of guaranteeing prices and bringing security to the market, the Government has created new laws that benefit large companies involved in agricultural trade. This is not what farmers want," said Avril Saha, the secretary of the All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC).
Until now, farmers sold their harvest in wholesale markets regulated by the authorities. With the new laws, however, the government opens the door for contract farming and deregulation of crop prices.
I would like to ask is india still a democratic nation? And it's the #ConstitutionDay when govt snatched away the right to protest,farmers are continuously opposing the baseless policy which gives them no profit,instead of finding solutions govt is suppressing. #FarmersProtesthttps://t.co/USMJvrHuJt