Parliament of India passes bill to repeal controversial agriculture laws

Parliament of India passes bill to repeal controversial agriculture laws
Farmers said the law would leave them with bargaining power against large private buyers (Image: Reuters/Rupak D Choudhary)

the parliament of India Bowing to pressure from farmers who have been protesting for more than a year to demand repeal of the rules, a bill was passed on Monday to repeal three laws aimed at deregulating agricultural markets.

prime minister’s government Narendra Modi Agriculture bills were introduced last year through an executive order traditionally reserved for emergency legislation, sparking the longest protest from farmers in India.

Parliament then passed the law through an oral vote, leading to widespread criticism that the laws were pushed forward without proper debate.

In a bid to end protests in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh ahead of state assembly elections early next year, Modi said this month his government would repeal the laws in a new session of parliament.

As Parliament re-convened for its winter session on Monday, both the lower and upper houses passed bills to roll back laws aimed at reopening and reopening agricultural markets. Business,

Farmers said the law would leave them with bargaining power against large private buyers.

The controversial laws have left thousands, including many elderly farmers and women farmers, facing inclement weather conditions and a strong second wave of infections. coronavirus Camping outside New Delhi last year.

Apart from their demand for repeal, the protesters are also demanding the Modi government to bring in a law to guarantee government prices for government products. Rice I Wheat,

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