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Farmers across India up in arms against farm bills, tractor set afire at India Gate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has defended the legislation - recently approved by India's parliament - as reform measures that will help rid India's vast agriculture sector of antiquated laws.

On September 28, about 15-20 people had gathered around 7.15-7.30 am at India Gate and tried to set a tractor on fire. The fire has been doused off and the tractor was removed. Legal action is being taken in the matter. (Image: News18)

On September 28, about 15-20 people had gathered around 7.15-7.30 am at India Gate and tried to set a tractor on fire amid the protest against Centre's new farm bills passed in Parliament earlier this week. The fire has been doused off and the tractor was removed. Legal action is being taken in the matter. (Image: News18)

Indian farmers' protest intensified over the three new bills that were recently passed in parliament that the government believes will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has defended the legislation - recently approved by India's parliament - as reform measures that will help rid India's vast agriculture sector of antiquated laws. Ever since then the farmers from parts of India began protesting against the contentious farm bill. (Image: AP)

Indian farmers' protest intensified over the three new bills that were recently passed in parliament that the government believes will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has defended the legislation - recently approved by India's parliament - as reform measures that will help rid India's vast agriculture sector of antiquated laws. Ever since then the farmers from parts of India began protesting against the contentious farm bill. (Image: AP)

A group of people set a tractor on fire at Delhi’s India Gate on September 28. Farmers and opposition parties, including Congress, have staged protests across the country over the farm legislations. (Image: PTI)

A group of people set a tractor on fire at Delhi’s India Gate on September 28. Farmers and opposition parties, including Congress, have staged protests across the country over the farm legislations. (Image: PTI)

Amid massive uproar by opposition members, Parliament recently passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill; Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill; and Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill. (Image: News18)

Amid massive uproar by opposition members, Parliament recently passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill; Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill; and Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill. (Image: News18)

Hundreds of Indian farmers took to the streets protesting new laws that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments, but they fear these are likely to be exploited by private players for buying their crops cheaply. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of Indian farmers took to the streets protesting new laws that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments, but they fear these are likely to be exploited by private players for buying their crops cheaply. (Image: AP)

A protester wears a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus as he holds a placard during a protest against a pair of controversial agriculture bills in Bengaluru, September 28. (Image: AP)

A protester wears a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus as he holds a placard during a protest against a pair of controversial agriculture bills in Bengaluru, September 28. (Image: AP)

Indian policemen wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus detain a protester during a protest against a pair of controversial agriculture bills in Bengaluru, September 28. (Image: AP)

Indian policemen wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus detain a protester during a protest against a pair of controversial agriculture bills in Bengaluru, September 28. (Image: AP)

Indian activists, some wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus, shout anti-government slogans during a protest against a pair of controversial agriculture bills in Bengaluru, September 28. (Image: AP)

Indian activists, some wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus, shout anti-government slogans during a protest against a pair of controversial agriculture bills in Bengaluru, September 28. (Image: AP)

Indian policemen detain a protester during a protest against farm bills in Bengaluru, September 28. (Image: AP)

Indian policemen detain a protester during a protest against farm bills in Bengaluru, September 28. (Image: AP)

People shout anti-government slogans during a protest against farm bills at the Town Hall in Bengaluru, September 28. (Image: AP)

People shout anti-government slogans during a protest against farm bills at the Town Hall in Bengaluru, September 28. (Image: AP)

Farmers sit on the water tank as they block a national highway during a protest against farm bills passed by India's parliament, in Shambhu in the northern state of Punjab, September 25. (Image: Reuters)

Farmers sit on the water tank as they block a national highway during a protest against farm bills passed by India's parliament, in Shambhu in the northern state of Punjab, September 25. (Image: Reuters)

Indian farmers shout slogans as they block a highway during a protest in Noida, September 25. (Image: AP)

Indian farmers shout slogans as they block a highway during a protest in Noida, September 25. (Image: AP)

Farmers sit on a road as they block a national highway during a protest against farm bills passed by India's parliament, in Shambhu in the northern state of Punjab, September 25. (Image: Reuters)

Farmers sit on a road as they block a national highway during a protest against farm bills passed by India's parliament, in Shambhu in the northern state of Punjab, September 25. (Image: Reuters)

Farmers staged protest in U.P against the news farm bill. (Image: News18)

Farmers staged protest in U.P against the news farm bill. (Image: News18)

BKU leaders are currently protesting against farmer's bill in Baghpat's Baraut. (Image: News18)

BKU leaders are currently protesting against farmer's bill in Baghpat's Baraut. (Image: News18)

Police on alert mode in Moradabad due to farmers’ protest. (Image: News18)

Police on alert mode in Moradabad city in Uttar Pradesh due to the farmers' protest against the recent farm bill passed in parliament. (Image: News18)

Farmers staged protest in Mayiladuthurai district. (Image: News 18 Tamil Nadu)

Farmers staged protest in Mayiladuthurai district in Tamil Nadu. (Image: News 18 Tamil Nadu)

Farmers shout slogans as they block a railway track protesting against the new farm bills, at Devi Dass Pura village, about 20 kilometers from Amritsar, September 24. (Image: AP)

Farmers sloganeer as they block a railway track protesting against the new farm bills, at Devi Dass Pura village, about 20 kilometers from Amritsar, September 24. (Image: AP)

Farmers wearing vegetable garlands attend a protest march against farm bills passed by India's parliament, in Kolkata, September 23. (Image: Reuters)

Farmers wearing vegetable garlands attend a protest march against farm bills passed by India's parliament on September 23 in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

Farmers participate in an anti-government protest against farm bills in Bengaluru, September 21. (Image: AP)

Farmers participate in an anti-government protest against farm bills September 21 in Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

First Published on Sep 28, 2020 07:11 pm
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