The Foreign Desk

Modi’s agricultural reforms: the last straw?

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20 February 2021

Episode 373

30 minutes


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For the past six months, Indian farmers have been protesting against agricultural reforms that they say will destroy their way of life. This week, the arrest of a young environmental activist who supported them sparked international outrage. We examine what the protests are about and ask how Narendra Modi’s response fits into a pattern of government by disruption. Andrew Mueller is joined by Shruti Kapila, Joanna Slater and Kapil Komireddi.

20 February 2021

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