In a major decision, India on Friday announced that it has decided to repeal three farm laws after months of protests by farmers.
Addressing the nation on Friday morning, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government has decided to repeal all three farm laws which were brought in last year in September.
"Today I have come to tell you, the whole country, that we have decided to withdraw all three agricultural laws," Modi said in his address, urging the agitating farmers to return to their homes. "In the Parliament session starting later this month, we will complete the constitutional process to repeal these three agricultural laws."
Modi in his Friday address stated that despite efforts to inform the farmers, "we couldn't convince a section of farmers." He also added a committee will be constituted which will look into various issues related to agriculture reforms.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan have been camping outside Delhi since November 2020, demanding that the laws be withdrawn. The farmers say new laws will threaten their livelihoods and benefit large corporations and industrialists.