For more than two months, famers in India have been protesting against new agriculture laws. More and more women farmers are joining the movement -
and making their voices heard.
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The striking farmers have been protesting for months over new agriculture laws that they say will hurt their profits, posing a major challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
Despite months of protest by farmers and growing international attention, the Indian government has refused to give in to demands and repeal a set of agricultural laws. Farmers have vowed not to bow under pressure.
India's Supreme Court formed a committee to resolve a standoff between the government and farmers over three agriculture laws. The farmer unions say they will only settle for a repeal of the laws.
The coronavirus has already pushed the Indian economy into a deep contraction. An ongoing farmers' protest against new agricultural laws threatens to exacerbate the economic malaise.
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