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15 Nov 2018 | 12:58 PM UTC

India: Farmers to protest in New Delhi November 29-30

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Thousands of farmers expected to march in New Delhi November 29-30; disruptions and clashes possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/30/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Calcutta). COUNTRY/REGION New Delhi

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Event

Thousands of farmers are expected to take part in a two-day protest march in the capital New Delhi on Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30. The protest is called over perceived anti-farmer government policies. This is the fourth farmer protest to take place this year. Road disruptions and potential violence are to be anticipated; violent clashes erupted between farmers and police on October 2, when thousands of farmers attempted to reach the capital.

Context

The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) farmers’ movement, which organizes these protests, has a 12-point agenda of grievances.

Advice

Individuals in and around New Delhi are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate significant transportation disruptions, avoid public gatherings, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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