Image of Asia: Farmers protest Indian land acquisition bill

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Posted: Mar 18, 2015 10:58 AM
Image of Asia: Farmers protest Indian land acquisition bill

In this photo by Altaf Qadri, Indian farmers sip tea as they gather near Parliament in New Delhi for a protest of thousands of people who oppose a land acquisition bill. The bill proposed by the Bhartiya Janata party-led government would ease rules for companies to acquire land to facilitate infrastructure projects. Opposition parties and farmers have marched in the capital and protested about the bill, calling it anti-farmer in a country where agriculture is the main livelihood for more than 60 percent of the 1.2 billion people. The lower house of Parliament passed the bill last week but action is pending in the upper house.