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India: Five farmers shot dead during protest

Farmers in India are blocking highways as they demand change in the agriculture industry. Thousands of farmers commit suicide each year because of debt, poor crop yields, and competition from cheap imports.

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    Farmers in India are blocking highways as they demand change in the agriculture industry.

    Thousands of farmers commit suicide each year because of debt, poor crop yields, and competition from cheap imports.

    Five farmers were shot dead by police in recent demonstrations and a union leader has now been arrested.

    Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.


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