Indian farmers declare nationwide strike on December 8

The farmers’ protest in India continues for the 11th day in a row. The farmers have threatened to intensify the nationwide strike and protest on December 8 if the demand for repeal of three new agricultural laws is not met.

The fifth round of talks between the Indian government and the farmers held yesterday was fruitless. In the talks, the farmers’ delegation demanded a yes or no answer to the demand to withdraw the three new agricultural laws.

Indian farmers have declared a nationwide strike on December 8 over the government’s refusal to comply with their demands, saying they would intensify protests if the demands were not met.

Indian trade unions and other organizations have also announced their support for the farmers’ movement. Farmers in Indian states of Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and several other states are protesting.

Meanwhile, thousands of Sikhs protested outside the Indian High Commission in London against the controversial agricultural laws of the Indian government. Thousands of protesters surrounded the Indian High Commission.

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