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Surge Of Joy, Fireworks Break Out in Surrey In Celebration Of India Repealing Farming Laws

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Photo: @asarbjot_singh1 / Instagram

A year-long active protest turned into an active street party in Surrey on Thursday night as news of India repealing three laws affecting farmers was announced by the country’s Prime Minister.

The corner of Scott Road and 72nd was filled with a surge of joy celebrating the retraction of controversial agriculture laws in India that revoked farmer’s rights.

Cheers, fireworks, dancing and music filled the block throughout the night.

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Following 14-months of controversy and backlash, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi announced that he would repeal controversial farm laws. Those same laws were the cause of many protests in India as well as several in Metro Vancouver. As a whole, this has been one of the world’s longest protest in history.

The protests initially began in September 2020, when the Indian government had proposed laws to deregulate farming in India. This would ultimately end guaranteed pricing to farmers, and have them sell their products directly to large companies. These laws threatened the livelihood of many farmers across the country, but have now been revoked.

Celebrations held throughout Surrey

@jagchhina#framerprotest #framer #law #repealfarmlaws #surrey #surreypind #deltabc #canada♬ original sound – Jag Chhina

@gpsandhu9#kisaanmazdoorektazindavaad #kissan #surrey #vancouver #canada♬ original sound – Gp Sandhu

There were no reported incidents, and police were there only as an intervention.


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