Pakistani agencies behind farmers protests in India, claims Indian Minister

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Pakistani agencies behind farmers protests in India, claims Indian Minister

*Aurangabad: *

Union minister Raosaheb Danve today claimed that China and Pakistan were behind the ongoing protests by farmers, who are seeking repeal of three new farm laws.

He also alleged that Muslims were earlier misled over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), but as those efforts did not succeed, now farmers were being told that they will face losses due to the new laws.

Mr Danve was speaking at the inauguration of a health centre at Kolte Takli in Badnapur taluka of Maharashtra's Jalna district.

"The agitation that is going on is not that of farmers. China and Pakistan have a hand behind this. Muslims in this country were incited first. What was said (to them)? That NRC is coming, CAA is coming and Muslims will have to leave this country in six months. Did a single Muslim leave?" he questioned.

"Those efforts didn't succeed and now farmers are being told that they will face losses. This is the conspiracy of other countries," Mr Danve said.

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