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A vendor reaches out for a copy of The Caravan, India’s leading investigating magazine, in Mumbai, India, Friday, February 5, 2021. When Vinod K. Jose, executive editor of the magazine logged onto Twitter on Monday, he was shocked to find the magazine’s account blocked. Jose was already dealing with a case of sedition and other charges against him, the magazine owners and a freelance journalist. At the heart of the allegations is the magazine’s coverage of the ongoing farmers’ protests that have gripped India for more than two months. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

A vendor reaches out for a copy of The Caravan, India’s leading investigating magazine, in Mumbai, India, Friday, February 5, 2021. When Vinod K. Jose, executive editor of the magazine logged onto Twitter on Monday, he was shocked to find the magazine’s account blocked. Jose was already dealing with a case of sedition and other charges against him, the magazine owners and a freelance journalist. At the heart of the allegations is the magazine’s coverage of the ongoing farmers’ protests that have gripped India for more than two months. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

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Elderly farmers talk on a heavily barricaded road along one of the three main protest sites outside New Delhi's border to thwart the growing farmers' protest on the edges of the capital, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in New Delhi, India, Friday, February 5, 2021. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

Elderly farmers talk on a heavily barricaded road along one of the three main protest sites outside New Delhi’s border to thwart the growing farmers’ protest on the edges of the capital, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in New Delhi, India, Friday, February 5, 2021. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

Kashmiri Muslims react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, being displayed during a festival to mark the death anniversary of Abu Bakr, one of the companions of Prophet Mohammad, at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, February 5, 2021. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)

Kashmiri Muslims react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, being displayed during a festival to mark the death anniversary of Abu Bakr, one of the companions of Prophet Mohammad, at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, February 5, 2021. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)

Activists of United Hindu Front (UHF) hold pictures of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and Barbadian singer Rihanna during a demonstration in New Delhi on February 4, 2021, after they made comments on social media about mass farmers' protests in India. (Photo by Money Sharma/AFP Photo)

Activists of United Hindu Front (UHF) hold pictures of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and Barbadian singer Rihanna during a demonstration in New Delhi on February 4, 2021, after they made comments on social media about mass farmers’ protests in India. (Photo by Money Sharma/AFP Photo)

Dozens of people protested Friday in Bombay against the hike in fuel prices. Petrol reached a record price of up to $ 1.27 per litre while diesel is u​p to $1.14. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA/EFE)

Dozens of people protested Friday in Bombay against the hike in fuel prices. Petrol reached a record price of up to $ 1.27 per litre while diesel is u​p to $1.14. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA/EFE)

Security officers push back people shouting slogans during a protest held to show support to farmers who have been on a months-long protest, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Nearly 200 supporters of Indian farmers on Wednesday clashed with the police who blocked them from marching to an area for protests close to Parliament in the Indian capital. Waving flags and banners representing their organizations, the protesters demanded the repeal of new agriculture reform laws which the farmers say will favor large corporate farms. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

Security officers push back people shouting slogans during a protest held to show support to farmers who have been on a months-long protest, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Nearly 200 supporters of Indian farmers on Wednesday clashed with the police who blocked them from marching to an area for protests close to Parliament in the Indian capital. Waving flags and banners representing their organizations, the protesters demanded the repeal of new agriculture reform laws which the farmers say will favor large corporate farms. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

Women prepare meals at a site of a protest against the farm laws in New Delhi, India, January 30, 2021. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)

Women prepare meals at a site of a protest against the farm laws in New Delhi, India, January 30, 2021. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)

A newly wed woman looks in a mirror as she joins her farmer husband for a protest in a makeshift tent in one of the three main protest sites outside New Delhi's border, India, Friday, February 5, 2021. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

A newly wed woman looks in a mirror as she joins her farmer husband for a protest in a makeshift tent in one of the three main protest sites outside New Delhi’s border, India, Friday, February 5, 2021. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

Indian paramilitary force soldiers stand guard at a heavily barricaded road along one of the three main protest sites outside New Delhi's border to thwart the growing farmers' protest on the edges of the capital, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in New Delhi, India, Friday, February 5, 2021. India's agriculture minister on Friday defended the new agriculture reform laws in Parliament, dampening hopes of any quick settlement with tens of thousands of protesting farmers demanding their repeal by blocking three highways connecting New Delhi to northern India for over two months now. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

Indian paramilitary force soldiers stand guard at a heavily barricaded road along one of the three main protest sites outside New Delhi’s border to thwart the growing farmers’ protest on the edges of the capital, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in New Delhi, India, Friday, February 5, 2021. India’s agriculture minister on Friday defended the new agriculture reform laws in Parliament, dampening hopes of any quick settlement with tens of thousands of protesting farmers demanding their repeal by blocking three highways connecting New Delhi to northern India for over two months now. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

A person reads tweets by Indian celebrities, one of the many backing the Indian government, on his mobile in New Delhi, India, Thursday, February 4, 2021. It took just one tweet from pop star Rihanna to anger the Indian government and supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, after she tweeted about the farmer protests that have gripped India. Now, senior Indian ministers, Bollywood celebrities, sports stars, journalists close to Modi's party and a rare statement by India’s foreign ministry urging Indians to unite and denounce voices from outside India who try to break the country. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

A person reads tweets by Indian celebrities, one of the many backing the Indian government, on his mobile in New Delhi, India, Thursday, February 4, 2021. It took just one tweet from pop star Rihanna to anger the Indian government and supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, after she tweeted about the farmer protests that have gripped India. Now, senior Indian ministers, Bollywood celebrities, sports stars, journalists close to Modi’s party and a rare statement by India’s foreign ministry urging Indians to unite and denounce voices from outside India who try to break the country. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)

Temporary tents are seen along the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the annual Hindu religious fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP Photo)

Temporary tents are seen along the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the annual Hindu religious fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP Photo)

An Indian fruit vendor displays pineapple fruit on an unidentified tree to attract customers on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Monday, February 1, 2021. India’s government plans to increase spending on health care in a budget that promises extra help for weathering the coronavirus pandemic. Contrary to expectations, the proposed budget did not promise extra support for the country’s farmers who have been protesting for more than two months against new agricultural laws which they say will favor large agribusiness and corporations. (Photo by Anupam Nath/AP Photo)

An Indian fruit vendor displays pineapple fruit on an unidentified tree to attract customers on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Monday, February 1, 2021. India’s government plans to increase spending on health care in a budget that promises extra help for weathering the coronavirus pandemic. Contrary to expectations, the proposed budget did not promise extra support for the country’s farmers who have been protesting for more than two months against new agricultural laws which they say will favor large agribusiness and corporations. (Photo by Anupam Nath/AP Photo)

Indian Air Force Suryakiran aircrafts perform an aerobatic maneuver during rehearsals ahead of Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Aero India is a biennial event with flying demonstrations by stunt teams and militaries and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology. (Photo by Aijaz Rahi/AP Photo)

Indian Air Force Suryakiran aircrafts perform an aerobatic maneuver during rehearsals ahead of Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Aero India is a biennial event with flying demonstrations by stunt teams and militaries and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology. (Photo by Aijaz Rahi/AP Photo)

People stand on an under construction building outside Yelahanka air base and watch Indian Air Force Suryakiran aircrafts perform aerobatic maneuvers on the second day of Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, February 4, 2021. Aero India is a biennial event with flying demonstrations and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology. (Photo by Aijaz Rahi/AP Photo)

People stand on an under construction building outside Yelahanka air base and watch Indian Air Force Suryakiran aircrafts perform aerobatic maneuvers on the second day of Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, February 4, 2021. Aero India is a biennial event with flying demonstrations and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology. (Photo by Aijaz Rahi/AP Photo)

Sikh Nihang (Sikh warriors) gives a biscuit packet to his elephant during the “Nagar Kirtan” procession to mark the 339th birth anniversary of the Sikh warrior Shaheed Baba Deep Singh, in Amritsar on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP Photo)

Sikh Nihang (Sikh warriors) gives a biscuit packet to his elephant during the “Nagar Kirtan” procession to mark the 339th birth anniversary of the Sikh warrior Shaheed Baba Deep Singh, in Amritsar on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP Photo)

Sikh Nihang (Sikh warriors) perform “Gatka”, an ancient form of Sikh martial arts, during the “Nagar Kirtan” procession to mark the 339th birth anniversary of the Sikh warrior Shaheed Baba Deep Singh, in Amritsar on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP Photo/Profimedia)

Sikh Nihang (Sikh warriors) perform “Gatka”, an ancient form of Sikh martial arts, during the “Nagar Kirtan” procession to mark the 339th birth anniversary of the Sikh warrior Shaheed Baba Deep Singh, in Amritsar on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP Photo/Profimedia)

A health worker administers polio drops to children at a government school in a slum area in Jammu, India, Sunday, January 31, 2021. Polio is a highly infectious disease that spreads in contaminated water or food and usually strikes children under 5. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)

A health worker administers polio drops to children at a government school in a slum area in Jammu, India, Sunday, January 31, 2021. Polio is a highly infectious disease that spreads in contaminated water or food and usually strikes children under 5. (Photo by Channi Anand/AP Photo)

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