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Indian farmers protest against contentious agriculture laws near parliament




Indian farmers, protesting against new agriculture laws they say threaten their livelihoods, started a sit-in on Thursday near parliament in the capital, renewing a push for repeal of the legislations.In the longest-running growers’ protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, tens of thousands of farmers have camped out on major highways leading to New Delhi for more than seven months.On Thursday, police in New Delhi escorted 200 farmers from demonstration spots on the outskirts…



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