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Millions Strike In India Against Modi Government’s Policies

The last two years have seen a further deterioration of the living standards of working people in India due to the pandemic and the lack of enough policy interventions by the Modi government. Around 200 million industrial workers, employees, farmers and agricultural laborers observed a two-day general strike in India on March 28 and 29. The strike is a challenge by working people to the far-right Narendra Modi government as well as a fight to save the people’s future and save the country.

Indian Farmers Plan To March Into New Delhi

India’s protesting farmers, who have been camped on the outskirts of the capital, Delhi, have warned of intensifying their agitation if their demands are not met. Farmers’ organizations announced on Saturday, January 2 that they would hold a series of agitations culminating in a tractor parade in Delhi on January 26, which is celebrated as Republic Day. The government has so far refused to accept the key demand of the farmers, which is the withdrawal of three farm laws which were rammed through parliament in September. Farmers fear these laws will drive down the prices they get for their produce and pave the way for greater corporate involvement in agriculture.

250 Million People Participate In Countrywide Strike In India

On Thursday, November 26, India witnessed the biggest organized strike in human history. Over 250 million workers and farmers, along with their allies among students, feminists and civil society groups participated in the nationwide strike. The strike coincides with India’s Constitution Day, which commemorates the adoption of the constitution in 1949, and comes in the background of an unprecedented attack on workers’ rights and farmers’ protections by the right-wing government of prime minister Narendra Modi.

Protesters Decry Delhi Violence Outside London’s Indian Embassy

Protesters gathered outside the Indian Embassy in London on Saturday, to decry the ongoing violence in New Delhi as well as the policies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. “I think they need to repeal this amendment called the CAA. It’s anti Muslim, it’s anti-overseas Indian citizens, and it’s anti national,” said Vepari, a protester. At least 38 people have died in India’s capital since protests against the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which began on Monday, triggered violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims. At least 38 people have died in India’s capital since Sunday, February 23, after violent clashes broke out between Hindus and Muslims, triggered by continuing protests against the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
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