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Swadeshi Jagran Manch seeks change in patent act after pro-Monsanto court verdict

Reuters  |  MUMBAI 

(Reuters) - A nationalist group close to said on Tuesday it would seek a legislative amendment to the rules governing patents, after the country's top court ruled in favour of Monsanto's cotton seed

The allowed to claim patents on its genetically modified cotton seeds in the world's biggest of the fibre, overturning a decision of a lower court.

"There is a need for the government to look into this whole issue and make an amendment in the law forbidding these companies from charging a amount," Ashwani Mahajan, National Co-Convener of Swadeshi Jagran Manch, told

could not immediately contact India's agricultural ministry.

(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Krishna N. Das)

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 12:54 IST