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Civil society members protest in Jammu, demand rollback of farm laws

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Jammu: Members of civil society including representatives from Rajwansh Sabha Jammu, Bhim Army, social activists and other organisations on Thursday organised a protest against three farm bills.

The members assembled outside Gandhi Nagar Gurudwara and organised a peaceful protest to voice their support for the protesting farmers in Delhi.

“We demand a roll back of anti-farms bills passed by the government,” said Narinder Singh, a protester.

Tens of thousands of farmers from the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana are involved in a grinding standoff with the government, demanding the repeal of three “market-friendly” laws.

The contentious reforms will loosen rules around the sale, pricing and storage of farm produce – rules that have protected India’s farmers from an unfettered free market for decades.

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