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2020–2021 Indian farmers' protest
2020 Indian farmers' protest - sitting protest.jpg
Date 9 August 2020 – present
(6 months, 2 weeks and 2 days)
Location
Caused by
Goals
  • Revocation of all the three Farm Bills
  • Legally ensure minimum support price
    (see section Demands for more details)
Methods
  • Gherao
  • Dharna
  • Raasta roko
  • Demonstration
Status Ongoing
Parties to the civil conflict

Government of India

  • Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare
Supported by:
B.J.P. flag.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party

Samyukt Kisan Morcha

  • All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee
  • Bharatiya Kisan Union
  • Kisan Swaraj Sangathan farmers organisation
  • All India Kisan Sabha
  • Jai Kisan Andolan
  • Lok Sangharsh Morcha
  • All India Krishak Khet Majdoor Sangathan
  • National Alliance of People's Movements
  • Other farmer's unions

Supported by:

Indian Election Symbol Scale.png Shiromani Akali Dal
Hand INC.svg Indian National Congress
AAP Symbol.png Aam Aadmi Party
Indian Election Symbol Ears of Corn and Sickle.png Communist Party of India
Indian Election Symbol Hammer Sickle and Star.png Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Water bottle RLP election symbol.svg Rashtriya Loktantrik Party
Indian Election Symbol Bow And Arrow.png Shiv Sena
Number
Unverified
Casualties
Over 159 dead since 27 January 2021, including 7 suicides, thousands injured
(see section Fatalities for more details)
Infrastructure damage:
National highways dug up by police to stop protestors from marching to capital
Over 1,500 telecom tower sites damaged (as of 28 Dec)

The 2020–21 Indian farmers' protest is a protest that is taking place right now in India. It was caused when Parliament passed three new laws. A lot of people think that these laws will hurt farmers and put them under the control of big farming corporations.

A lot of the farmers who are protesting are from Punjab and Haryana states.

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