India's Modi lashes out at protesting farmers | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

India's Modi lashes out at protesting farmers

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slammed farmers protesting his government's agriculture reforms. This week's demonstrations turned violent after farmers broke into the historic Red Fort and clashed with police.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Sunday radio address criticized protesters that stormed Delhi's historic Red Fort on the country's Republic Day.

Tens of thousands of farmers have camped on the outskirts of the capital Delhi for more than two months, demanding a repeal of new agricultural laws that they say benefit private corporations.

"The country was saddened by the insult to the Tricolor (Indian flag) on the 26th of January in Delhi," Modi said in his first public comments on a monthslong farmers' agitation.

"The government is committed to modernizing agriculture and is also taking many steps in that direction," he added.

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