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In pic: Protesting Indian farmers vow to amass more supporters

Updated : 2021-02-22 16:24:38

More than 100,000 farmers and farm workers gathered in India's northern Punjab state on Sunday in a show of strength against new farm laws, where union leaders called on supporters to amass outside the capital New Delhi on February 27.

More than 100,000 farmers and farm workers gathered in India's northern Punjab state on Sunday in a show of strength against new farm laws, where union leaders called on supporters to amass outside the capital New Delhi on February 27. (Image: Reuters)
More than 100,000 farmers and farm workers gathered in India's northern Punjab state on Sunday in a show of strength against new farm laws, where union leaders called on supporters to amass outside the capital New Delhi on February 27. (Image: Reuters)
Tens of thousands of Indian growers have already been camped outside Delhi for nearly three months, demanding the repeal of the three reform laws that they say will hurt them and benefit large corporations. (Image: Reuters)
Tens of thousands of Indian growers have already been camped outside Delhi for nearly three months, demanding the repeal of the three reform laws that they say will hurt them and benefit large corporations. (Image: Reuters)
At Sunday's rally at a grain market in Barnala, a town in Punjab, union leaders outlined plans to mobilise farmers and farmworkers from across the northern state and move to a protest site outside Delhi later this month. (Image: Reuters)
At Sunday's rally at a grain market in Barnala, a town in Punjab, union leaders outlined plans to mobilise farmers and farmworkers from across the northern state and move to a protest site outside Delhi later this month. (Image: Reuters)
The government, which introduced the laws last September, has offered to defer the laws but refused to abandon them, arguing that legislation will help farmers get better prices. (Image: Reuters)
The government, which introduced the laws last September, has offered to defer the laws but refused to abandon them, arguing that legislation will help farmers get better prices. (Image: Reuters)
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party blamed opposition parties for attempting to prolong the agitation but said the government was open for further talks. (Image: Reuters)
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party blamed opposition parties for attempting to prolong the agitation but said the government was open for further talks. (Image: Reuters)
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