Hundreds of thousands of farmers staged a protest rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar on Sunday against the Modi government’s anti-farmer laws in India. Local police say more than 500,000 people attended the rally.
On the occasion, the farmers’ leaders warned the Modi government to be ready to lose the state elections if the anti-farmer laws are not withdrawn.
According to local police, more than half a million farmers took part in the rally.
The rallies also announced an anti-Modi campaign for next year’s state elections and said that we would go to every city and convey the message that the Modi government is the enemy of the farmers.
The rally in Muzaffarnagar is being hailed as the largest ever in the last nine months of the farmers’ protest.
In India, farmers have been protesting on major highways leading to Delhi for almost nine months, demanding the repeal of three new agricultural laws by the Modi government.