. Indian PM Modi backs down in year-long protest standoff with farmers « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CBS  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced suddenly on Friday that his government would repeal three controversial farm laws that have seen hundreds of thousands of farmers stage year-long protests in the country.

The government had refused to budge for months, insisting the three laws passed by the parliament in September last year would help deregulate the country’s agriculture sector by allowing farmers to sell their produce directly to private players at a market price.

The farmers argued that the new laws would only benefit large corporations, however, and expose the millions of small-share farmers to a much greater risk of exploitation.

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