The Indian government and protesting farmers failed again to reach agreement on the farmers’ demand that new agricultural laws be repealed. The farmers say the laws will lead to the cartelization and commercialization of agriculture and make farmers vulnerable to corporate greed.
The farmers pledged to continue blockading key highways linking the capital with the country’s north. The farmers have threatened to hold a rally on Jan. 26 when India celebrates Republic Day if their demands are not met.
"...We will not end our protests until our demands are met,” said Hannan Mollah, a leader of the farmers.