Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi again urges farmers to protest against new laws

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered to hold further talks to end a deadlock on new agricultural reforms. This was his latest attempt to attract farmers who have been protesting the move for almost a month. Tens of thousands of farmers have camped near several entry points in New Delhi since Nov. 26 against three new laws they say will lead to the dismantling of regulated markets. They also fear that the government will stop buying wheat and rice at guaranteed prices and hand them over to big business.