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Episode 1232 January 28, 2021

How the Republic Day violence will change the farmers’ protests

On Tuesday, during the massive tractor rally conducted by the farmers, hundreds of protesters broke away from the planned route, felled barriers, clashed with the police, and stormed the Red Fort.

In this episode, we first speak to Sofi Ahsan, who was on ground covering the rally, about how things turned violent and what unfolded at the Red Fort.

Next, Raakhi Jagga, who covers Malwa Punjab for the Indian Express (IE), talks about how the farmer unions have reacted to the violence, the possible role of Deep Sidhu and Lakha Sidhana in influencing the rally, and how the public perception about protests has now changed.

And in the end, Liz Mathew, who writes on the BJP for IE, explains how the government now has the upper hand in the negotiations with the farmers, and why it is being careful in the statements it makes.

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How the Republic Day violence will change the farmers’ protestsOn Tuesday, during the massive tractor rally conducted by the farmers, hundreds of protesters broke away from the planned route, felled barriers, clashed with the police, and stormed the Red Fort. In this episode, we first speak to Sofi Ahsan, who was on ground covering the rally, about how things turned violent and what unfolded at the Red Fort. Next, Raakhi Jagga, who covers Malwa Punjab for the Indian Express (IE), talks about how the farmer unions have reacted to the violence, the possible role of Deep Sidhu and Lakha Sidhana in influencing the rally, and how the public perception about protests has now changed. And in the end, Liz Mathew, who writes on the BJP for IE, explains how the government now has the upper hand in the negotiations with the farmers, and why it is being careful in the statements it makes.
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