Video Duration 25 minutes 06 seconds
From: UpFront

India farmer protests: Has PM Narendra Modi gone too far?

We debate the Indian Prime Minister’s overhaul of the country’s agriculture sector, and discuss Bangladesh’s Rohingya relocation plan.

In this episode of UpFront, we debate India’s new agricultural laws with Anila Singh, spokeswoman from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, and Yogendra Yadav, president of the Swaraj India Party. The reforms have triggered huge protests, with farmers saying the laws will put them at the mercy of big business but the government insists it will actually benefit them.

And in a Special Interview, we ask Amnesty International’s Saad Hammadi about Bangladesh’s plan to transfer thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island.