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Several farmer associations held protests against the new farm laws in #Bengaluru when the 10-day #Karnataka legislature session began today. #FarmersProstest @IndianExpress

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Published on 13 Sep 2021 / In News and Politics

Several farmer associations held protests against the new farm laws in #Bengaluru when the 10-day #Karnataka legislature session began today. #FarmersProstest
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JamesRoss
JamesRoss 1 month ago

Fatalities

On 20 December 2020, the day the farmer's collectively condoled the deaths of farmers, the death toll was 41.[191] On 30 December 2020, it was over 50.[192] On 2 January 2021, the estimate of dead-farmers had reached 57.[193][194] On 8 January 2021, the week following the onset of winter rains, death toll of farmers including death by suicide during farmer's satyagraha, according to leaders of the farmer's movement, had crossed 120.[195] As of 5 March 2021, 248 farmers were confirmed dead.[196] Samyukt Kisan Morcha has stated that until 10 July 2021 over 537 participants have died in the protest.[6]

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020%E2%80%932021_Indian_farmers%27_protest

Suicides
See also: Farmers' suicides in India

As of 9 January 2021, the death toll of farmers by suicide to protest the government's farm policy was five. Sant Baba Ram Singh, a Sikh priest, shot himself on 16 December 2020 at the Singhu border in protest against the farm laws.[215][216] According to J.S. Randhawa, Senior Superintendent of Police, Sonepat, Haryana, Ram Singh, Left behind a 10-page note, dated 14 December, and a handwritten suicide letter, dated 16 December 2020, in which he wrote that he could not bear the pain of the farmers.

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