Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises repeal of three farm laws
Monday, November 22, 2021
In an address to the nation on Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to repeal three controversial farm laws, explaining "we have decided to repeal all three farm laws and will start the constitutional process to repeal all the three laws in the upcoming parliament sessions that starts at the end of this month".
In September 2020, Presidentassented to three farming laws passed by the Parliament. Collectively known as the , they were the , , and .
The bills were passed by the Punjab and Haryana protested the reforms, expressing strong apprehension and criticism that the new laws would disrupt the and leave them at the "mercy" of large conglomerates.during the monsoon session of 2020. Some farmers in
Modi also asked the protesting farmers to desist and return to their homes. While farmers were seen celebrating after the decision of the government near the Ghazipur border,(Indian Farmers' Union) leader declared that the farmers would continue the protests until the bills have been completely scrapped in the parliament.
The Indian National Congress, the country's main opposition party, hailed the decision of the government, with former party leader stating "the country's farmers, through their , made arrogance bow its head. Congratulations on the victory against injustice! Hail India, hail India’s farmers!"
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