Modi's efforts to squelch dissent and to accentuate the positives may not be able to counter widespread anger over his government's stumbling response to the pandemic.
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On Tuesday, farmers with tens of thousands of tractors pushed through barricades and poured into New Delhi, clashing with police.
The Supreme Court has halted market-friendly laws until a committee of experts can consult with government officials and the protesting farmers.
For six weeks now, tens of thousands of farmers have choked the city’s four main entry points, in one of the largest sustained protests the country has seen in decades.