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Indian authorities using threats to stop farmers holding peaceful protests: HRW
March 01, 2024

Human Rights Watch says Indian authorities are using threats, excessive force and internet shutdowns to stop farmers from holding peaceful protests.

In a report released today, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, Elaine Pearson said Indian authorities have an obligation to uphold the right to peaceful protest whoever is taking part and whatever the issue.

She said it is critical for BJP-led government to act to minimize rather than exacerbate political violence.