In a major decision, Indian officials have announced that the government has decided to repeal three farm laws after months of protests by farmers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government has decided to repeal all three farm laws which were brought in last year in September.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan have been camping outside Delhi since November 2020, demanding that the laws be withdrawn. The farmers say new laws will threaten their livelihoods and benefit large corporations and industrialists.
Modi said in his address: "Today I have come to tell you, the whole country, that we have decided to withdraw all three agricultural laws. In the Parliament session starting later this month, we will complete the constitutional process to repeal these three agricultural laws."
Modi in his Friday address stated that despite efforts to inform the farmers, "we couldn't convince a section of farmers." He also added a committee will be constituted which will look into various issues related to agriculture reforms.
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