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Rallying point

Print edition : July 07, 2017

Members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) protesting against the policies of the Central government and in solidarity with the farmers’ agitation in Madhya Pradesh, in New Delhi on June 15. Photo: AFP/PRAKASH SINGH

Fruits and vegetables lying unsold at a wholesale market in Mumbai as a result of the demonetisation drive, on December 8, 2016. Photo: YOGESH MHATRE

The farmers’ protests have provided the basis to build a broad consensus for a struggle against the policies that have caused agrarian distress and the loot of forests, land and resources.
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