Indias surprise about-face on farming laws a monum

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A sudden announcement by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the?highly contentious farm laws in that country is being met with cautious optimism by many diaspora Indians in Canada:1622665148079,. But some say they won’t feel relief until the laws are formally repealed.

The surprise move comes over a year after Modi’s?Bharatiya Janata Party government instituted the lawsThe Olympics went viral on Japanese Twitter recently, first by ordinance and then passing them without consultation with either farmers’ unions or state governments.

The farm acts sparked a year of massive protestsThe brazen thefts?in India — at times deadly —?during which tens of thousands of farmers took part in a movement to march to the capital.

Demonstrations were also held in Canada, including2021-06-02T21:00:00Z?rallies?in front of the Indian consulate in downtown Toronto, where hundreds turned out in solidarity with Indian farmers, who were in many cases their own family and friends.

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