The decline of political and civil liberties has accelerated since Modi's re-election in 2019. During this time, authorities have increased regulation of, and access to, online spaces as a means to control political discourse and stifle dissenting voices.
Demonstrations led by farmers over recent months represent the largest-ever mobilization of farmers in independent India. The death toll has risen to over 70 lives. The overarching demand is the repeal of three laws and the maintenance of minimum support prices (MSPs). In the larger context, however, the standoff can be seen as the fallout caused by the demise of the Green Revolution.