What's behind India's U-Turn on its farming laws? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 21 Nov 2021
For more than a year now, farmers across India have been holding mass protests, strikes and sit-ins.
Their actions have been against a set of farm laws they say, hurt their livelihood.
But the government had long defended the legislation - which would have ended minimum price guarantees for produce.
That was until Friday, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a sudden announcement his administration will withdraw the controversial laws.
But why now?
And what are the political and economic implications?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Yogendra Yadav - Founder of Jai Kisan Andolan, an all India Farmers and Farmworker's Organization of Sawaj.
Ashish Shukla - International Journalist covering India's current affairs and its governing party extensively.
Javed M. Ansari - Political Analyst and Commentator.
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