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Desperate Indian farmers march on parliament in New Delhi

media Farmers shout slogans during a rally to protest soaring farm operating costs and plunging prices of their produce, in New Delhi, India, November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Tens of thousands of farmers and agricultural workers marched towards the Indian parliament Friday demanding debt waivers and higher crop prices, putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of 2019 elections.

It is the latest protest by Indian farmers.Their demands are for a complete debt waiver and prices for their produce that will guarantee their livelihood.

Over the last few months, the country has seen several farmer rebellions which have gained national prominence.

Our New Delhi correspondent Murali Krishnan explains the situation to RFI's Daniel Singleton during Paris Live on Friday afternoon.

 

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