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Indian farmers block roads, railways as protests mount over farm bills

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 25, 2020
Farmers in India blocked roads and railway tracks on Friday in a protest against new legislation that they say could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers.
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As part of a nationwide shutdown, more farmers are likely to hit the streets in states such as Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh where opposition parties are likely to join them.

Topics: India

Authorities on Friday had to cancel several train services on some routes, as farmers started blocking highways and railway tracks.

Police in various states have beefed up security in the hope of heading off any violence, especially around New Delhi.