What’s behind the protests of Indian farmers 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 4:24pm

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For nearly two weeks, tens of thousands of Indian farmers have marched to Delhi, setting up camps on the borders of the capital region. They’re protesting new laws that Prime Minister Narendra Modi says will reform agriculture and benefit farmers. But farmers believe that removing regulations on prices and subjecting them to the market will ruin them. The farmers have gotten support from as far and wide as northern California and Canada but so far the Indian government is not backing down. Marco Werman speaks with Natasha Behl, a political science professor at Arizona State University about what’s driving the protesters.