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Protests Against the Indian-European Free Trade Agreement

15 Mar

from the Asian Human Rights Commission2012-02-10T095410Z_01_DEL201_RTRIDSP_3_INDIA

Several peaceful protests took place in the Northeast states of India over the past month to address concerns over the implications of the EU-FTA with India. Protestors are concerned over the lack of transparency in the Bill, violation of the rights of the indigenous people, and the threat increased imports would make to local businesses and livelihoods. They have also voiced concern over the perceived threat of the agreement favoring large companies and pursuing corporate agendas favorable to multinational EU corporations to the detriment of locals. Continue reading