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The Big repeal: How the movement against three agriculture reforms unfolded

A 21-year-old climbing the flag pole and hoisting Nishan Sahib at Red Fort became the defining image of the protest.


Farmers celebrate with sweets after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced for the repealing of the three farm reform laws, at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

BS Reporter New Delhi
The movement against the three agriculture reforms gripped the national capital by November 26 when farmers reached Delhi borders all prepared for a long haul. They put up tents on the Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur borders and held free-for-all feasts every day.

Though the agitation remained largely peaceful, it gained infamy on January 26 when farmers entered the city on tractors and used them like tanks, toppling barricades and forcing police personnel to run helter-skelter.


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First Published: Nov 20 2021 | 12:39 AM IST

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