Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi

Protest against the farm laws near New Delhi

India has suspended mobile internet services in three areas around the capital, Delhi, where farmers are staging a hunger strike in protest at new agriculture laws.

Police and paramilitary forces dug ditches and spread razor wire across main roads into New Delhi to prevent farmers entering the capital as Sitharaman prepared to deliver the annual budget in parliament.

Police also filed cases against journalists, activists and opposition politicians, accusing them of sedition and inciting violence.

While the huge turnout of farmers to join the anti-farm legislations protests at the gates of Delhi refuses to ebb, the Delhi Police have put up new - accentuated - barriers to isolate the protest sites, both in terms of physical access and flow of information.

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Sporadic clashes between protesters, police and unidentified groups shouting anti-farmer slogans have broken out since Tuesday's tractor rally.

The farmers are angry about new agricultural laws that they say benefit large private food buyers at the expense of producers.

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An ardent supporter of the ruling BJP who has made no bones about her strong dislike for the farmers' protest that has challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kangana Ranaut has frequently railed against the demonstrators. They stormed New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in a brief but dramatic takeover on Jan 26, India's Republic Day.

One person died and hundreds were wounded.

Vehicles proceeding towards and coming from the protest site are being checked while drones have been deployed for aerial monitoring at the site, officials said.

Some local groups say they want the protesters to go home but the farmers' leaders are adamant they will stay.

The situation remains tense, with authorities extending an internet shutdown at the protest sites to midnight on Tuesday. He's one of the hundreds of the protest leaders taking part in the strike.

Eleven rounds of negotiations between farmer leaders and the federal government have failed to resolve the deadlock.

Rahul Gandhi has extended his unwavering support to the farmers and has asked the Centre to repeal the contentious farm laws.

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