December 9th – On the 8th local time, farmers protested in and around New Delhi, India, until the 13th day, a 32-year-old man was found dead at the protest site.
Ajay Moor is from Haryana’s Sonipat district and Moore has joined hundreds of others in protest against the new agricultural law in the past few days, according to the Indian Asia News Agency (ANI). The police said that his family had been notified.
A policeman said: “Moore has been sleeping in an open park. On the morning of the 8th, we found that he had died unfortunately and his body had been sent to the autopsy. Further investigation is underway to identify the cause of Moore’s death.”
Since 26 November, thousands of farmers in India have held protests against the government’s newly enacted agricultural bills, namely, the Agricultural Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Farmers (Authorization and Protection) Price Guarantee Agreement and Agricultural Services Act, and the Basic Commodities (Amendment) Bill.”
The Indian government introduced the agriculture bill to reduce the sales of agricultural products and allow farmers the freedom to choose a more profitable platform to sell.
However, farmers believe that enterprises can buy agricultural products directly and price them at will. Therefore, they demand a “minimum purchase price” to protect their rights and interests.
Leaders of Indian peasant groups have held several rounds of talks with the government, but so far they have not been fruitful. After the fifth round of talks, Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India, requested that another meeting be held on December 9. Overseas Network/Li Fang Internship Compilation/Chen Mengni)