Indian government cancels latest talks with protesting farmers as deadlock endures

Indian government cancels latest talks with protesting farmers as deadlock endures

The Indian government has canceled its sixth round of talks with leaders of protesting farmers after a meeting with the interior minister was unable to break their deadlock over new farm laws. 

With the cancellation of Wednesday's crucial meeting, both sides have toughened their stance, with the farmers saying they will intensify their protests and PM Narendra Modi's government stating that a complete withdrawal of all the laws is "impossible." 

The farmers' unions met Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday night without any breakthrough as farmers rejected Shah's offer to amend new farm laws and stuck to their demand for the repeal of the controversial laws,