Since November 2020, thousands of Indian farmers have been protesting on the outskirts of Delhi and northern Indian states to force Narendra Modi’s government to withdraw three new farm laws introduced in September. The farmers are concerned these laws will dilute the minimum support price (MSP) system and let market forces influence earnings.
The convoy of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait, was allegedly attacked in the western Indian state of Rajasthan on Friday. Tikait is the face of the ongoing farmers’ protests which have been continuing since last November at several locations in northern India.
The attack on his convoy in the Alwar district of Rajasthan shattered the windows of his car. According to local media, the attackers threw ink and stones at him. However, no injuries have been reported as state police safely rescued the farming leader.