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Farm laws: Indian unions reject offer to suspend reforms
January 22, 2021

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In India, farmers' unions have rejected government's offer to put controversial reforms on hold for eighteenth months.

The unions said the three new farm laws must be fully repealed.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of unions leading the protests, ruled out any deal and vowed that they will not go back without repealing of these farm laws.

Farmers groups say the laws threaten decades-old concessions and subsidies they receive and expose them to the vagaries of the market and big corporate companies.