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US News In India, farmers continue to demonstrate and form an alternative parliament

14:45  29 july  2021
14:45  29 july  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Des agriculteurs indiens tiennent un parlement alternatif pour protester contre les réformes du gouvernement Modi, le 22 juillet à New Delhi. © AP Indian farmers hold an alternative Parliament to protest the reforms of the government modi, July 22 in New Delhi.

For eight months now, thousands of peasants continue to seat at the gates of New Delhi. They demand the withdrawal of laws that reform agriculture and introduce greater liberalization of the sector. In recent days, some of them have assembled at the heart of the capital to form the Parliament of farmers.

with our correspondent in New Delhi, Sébastien Farcis

on the Place de Jantar Mantar, in the heart of New Delhi, 200 peasants from all north of India relax in the microphone. They explain their opposition to the three laws that liberalize agriculture: whatsoever their fear of not being able to access credit or become slaves of large food groups. For a week, they have thus form the "Parliament of the peasants", which meets every day, in parallel of the adjacent national assembly which is in session.

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"The discussions here are much more advanced than before, supports Kamaljeet Singh, who has a hectare of land in Punjab. Today, some have tried to dissect the effect of the law that authorizes the sale of crops outside regulated markets. And they also detail the consequences for the population. We think the parliament elected us betrayed us. So we have to compose this alternative parliament so that the voice of the peasants is heard.

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every day, 200 different farmers gather, framed by as many police and paramilitary. The government no longer seems to want to negotiate. But Rahul Gandhi, one of the main opposition deputies, arrived at the tractor parliament, to show his support.

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