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Negotiations Between Farmers, Indian Government End in Stalemate

Farmers Spend New Year's Eve On Highway Leading To Delhi

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Negotiations between protesting farmers and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Friday ended in an impasse as peasant leaders stuck to their demand for repealing new agricultural laws and rejected the administration’s offer to suspend them for 18 months.

The government told the farmer unions that it is ready to meet again once they agree to discuss the suspension proposal, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told reporters after the meeting. No date has been fixed for a subsequent meeting.