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Karnal: Thousands of farmers in Haryana protest against new farm laws

Thousands of farmers have gathered in the northern Indian state of Haryana in a renewed push to pressure the government to repeal controversial agriculture laws.

Police say about 4,000 farmers are participating in the rally in Karnal district.

Authorities imposed restrictions on gatherings and snapped internet services ahead of the protest.

Farmers say they will march to the mini-secretariat and occupy streets.

Security is tight in the area, with hundreds of police deployed amid a maze of barricades.

Authorities in Karnal told BBC Hindi that they "will not tolerate if highways are blocked by farmers", but protesters said "they will break barriers and move forward".


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