Indian farmers scrap march on parliament after riots

Indian farmer unions have scrapped next week’s planned march on parliament against new agricultural laws, as rifts emerge after violent protests in New Delhi left one person dead and almost 400 police injured. Thousands of farmers running riot on tractors on Tuesday was a major embarrassment for the government, but also for the 42 unions representing the farmers, who have mostly condemned the violence. Late Wednesday their main umbrella group said that the planned march on parliament on February 1 — when the government presents the budget — had been pushed back, although nationwide rallies w…

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