Indian farmers block roads, railways in bid to revive protests

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Indian farmers blocked roads and railway tracks across the country on Monday, resuming a nationwide protest to mark one year since the legislature passed contentious farm laws that the farmers say threaten their livelihoods. Tens of thousands of farmers participated in the 10-hour all-India shutdown, which was supported by the country’s major opposition parties, as well as several state governments. Huge traffic jams formed at various border points around New Delhi, where the farmers have been camping since November, demanding the repeal of the laws. Offices, educational institutions and marke…

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