10:15 GMT18 January 2021
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    The farmers want a complete rollback of the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Service Act, 2020, Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. The laws were passed in the Monsoon Session of Indian Parliament in September.

    With the farmers’ protest showing no sign of abating, Twitter is abuzz with memes related to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani.

    On Twitter, #ModiNaukarAmbaniKa, which literally translates as Prime Minister Modi is a servant of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, started trending on Monday

    Some memes related to Modi and Ambani started making the rounds on the Internet that stated “no farmers, no food”.

    Meanwhile, the Delhi-Meerut Expressway has been deliberately blocked since early Tuesday morning by farmers who are protesting against the agricultural market liberalisation laws in India, braving the harsh winter weather to demand that the government retain the old system of state-run markets and farm commodity price guarantees.

    The Singhu and Tikri borders of Delhi, meanwhil, continued to remain closed, with thousands of farmers protesting there since 26 November.


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