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Indian farmers' strike continues in the shadow of COVID-19

By Jaskiran Kaur Chohan, Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Human Geography, University of Bristol
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In what is believed to be the biggest protest in history, in late November 2020 farmers from across India drove 200,000 trolleys and tractors towards Delhi’s borders in a mass protest against agricultural reforms. This was followed a few days later by a general strike involving 250 million people in both urban and rural areas of India as workers joined together to support the farmers.

The strike continues, despite the global public health crisis, which is hitting India harder than…


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