2020–21 Indian farmers' protest

protests by Indian farmers against three farm Acts

The 2020–21 Indian farmers' protest was a protest that took place in India. It was caused when Parliament passed three new laws. A lot of people think that these laws will hurt farmers and put them under the control of big farming corporations.

2020–2021 Indian farmers' protest
Date9 August 2020[1] – 11 December 2021
(−1 year, 4 months and 2 days)
Caused by
Resulted in250 million
Parties to the civil conflict
Over 159 dead since 27 January 2021, including 7 suicides, thousands injured
(see section Fatalities for more details)
Infrastructure damage:
National highways dug up by police to stop protestors from marching to capital[2]
Over 1,500 telecom tower sites damaged (as of 28 Dec)[3]

Many of the farmers who protested were from Punjab and Haryana states.

On 1 December 2021, India officially repealed the controversial agricultural act that caused the protests.

References change

  1. AIKSCC holds protest against Agri Ordinances Archived 4 October 2020 at the Wayback Machine. 9 August 2020, The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  2. "Farmers' Protest: Haryana Govt Digs Trenches to Stop Delhi March, Farmers Undeterred". www.thequint.com. 27 November 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-01-22. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  3. "Protestors damage over 1,500 telecom towers in Punjab". Archived from the original on 2021-01-12. Retrieved 11 January 2021.