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Farmers Protest Highlights: Union ministers hold second round of talks with farmer leaders

Farmers Protest Highlights: The farmers, en route to Delhi, are gearing up for a large-scale protest in the national capital on February 13.
Farmers take to the streets of Greater Noida to protest.
Farmers take to the streets of Greater Noida to protest.

Farmers Protest Highlights: Over 200 farmers' unions, including the Samyukta Kisan Morcha and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, have coordinated a 'Delhi Chalo' march aimed at urging the Centre to address a range of demands. These farmers, en route to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab, are gearing up for a large-scale protest in the national capital on February 13....Read More

Later today, three central ministers - Piyush Goyal, Arjun Munda, and Nityanand Rai - are scheduled to meet with farm representatives from Punjab and Haryana.

What's prompting the farmers' protests?

  • The farmers are staging this significant protest to compel the centre to address their demands comprehensively.
  • Their demands include the enactment of a law ensuring a minimum support price (MSP), a prerequisite they had set forth in 2021 when they agreed to end their agitation against the now-repealed farm laws.
  • Furthermore, they are advocating for the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations, pensions for both farmers and farm laborers, and the forgiveness of farm debts.
  • The farmers are also calling for "justice" for the victims of the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri.

In light of the farmers' protest, Delhi police have heightened security measures at the Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri borders, setting up nails and barricades to deter vehicles transporting protesters from entering the city. Additionally, cranes and earthmovers are being employed to place large containers on the roads to obstruct passage.

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Feb 12, 2024 11:40 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Which routes to avoid in Noida, Greater Noida?

In view of the farmers' protest on Tuesday, the police commissionerate of Gautam Buddh Nagar has issued a traffic advisory. Police informed the masses that there will be strict checks of vehicles travelling through Gautam Buddh Nagar to its borders with Delhi. Dig Deeper

Feb 12, 2024 11:04 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Haryana Home department issues directive for potential property damage

The Haryana Home department on Monday issued a directive to the civil and police officers to adhere to the rules outlined under the Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property During Disturbance to Public Order Act, 2021, in instances of potential property damage, whether public or private, arising from disturbances to public order, reported news agency PTI.

The directive comes ahead of the farmers' proposed march to Delhi on February 13.

Feb 12, 2024 10:17 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE updates: Section 144 of CrPC imposed in Delhi for one month

Delhi Police has imposed Section 144 of CrPC for one month in the national capital.

Feb 12, 2024 8:45 PM IST

Traffic diversions possible on Tuesday in Noida, police urge use of metro

Noida Police on Monday said there could be traffic pressure on routes leading to and from Delhi in view of a proposed farmers protest in the national capital on Tuesday.

Police said due to the protest in the national capital, there will be intensive security checks at the Noida-Delhi border areas with the possibility of route diversions, and people to opt for metro services for their commute.

Feb 12, 2024 8:17 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: '99 per cent of last year's sugarcane price paid': Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the 'Gram Parikrama Yatra' from Shuktirth Bangar on Monday. He engaged with beneficiaries of various government schemes, highlighting that over 99 per cent of last year's sugarcane price have been paid.

"Out of the 119 sugar mills operational in the state, 105 are settling payments to sugarcane farmers within ten days. We are exerting pressure on the remaining mills. The double-engine government is steadfast in ensuring that hardworking 'Annadata' farmers receive their dues promptly," said the chief minister as quoted by news agency ANI.

Feb 12, 2024 8:00 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Farmer leaders reach Fatehgarh sahib highway; heavy security deployed at the spot

Feb 12, 2024 7:54 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: 11 paramilitary companies in addition to local police deployed… 8-10 most important checkposts to be sealed: DCP Parth Gupta on security arrangements ahead of farmers' protest in Delhi

Farmers Protest live updates: "In Sirsa, 40 checkposts have been set up strategically, especially on routes coming in from our neighbouring states. 11 paramilitary companies in addition to local police have been deployed. Section 144 has been imposed in Sirsa... Ambulances and fire brigades have been stationed in various places to tackle any situation efficiently... Road coming from Bathinda has been temporarily sealed, and by tomorrow 8-10 most important checkposts will be sealed. Traffic has been diverted on many points of NH-9, to give alternate routes to common people... Internet had been shut down for three days in many districts to maintain law and order..." DCP Parth Gupta said speaking about security arrangements ahead of farmers' protest in Delhi.

(ANI)

Feb 12, 2024 7:34 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Karnataka CM condemns the arrest of Hubballi farmers in Madhya Pradesh | Read

Farmers Protest live updates: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has condemned the arrest of state farmers in Madhya Pradesh who were heading to the national capital to protest against the central government. He also demanded the MP government to release the farmers immediately and allow them to participate in New Delhi’s farmer protest. Read More

Feb 12, 2024 7:08 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: DCP Northeast Delhi Joy N Tirkey speaks on preparations of police amid ‘Delhi chalo’ call by farmers

Farmers Protest live updates: "We have been preparing for the last one week. A lot of farmers and supporters are coming (to Delhi) from Punjab and some other places via trains, buses and other modes of transport. We have made a detailed arrangement at the six border pickets in Northeast Delhi," says DCP Northeast Delhi Joy N Tirkey

Feb 12, 2024 6:44 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Union ministers begin second round of talks in Chandigarh with farmer leaders

Farmers Protest live updates: Union ministers have begun second round of talks in Chandigarh with farmer leaders amid their ‘Delhi chalo’ call for tomorrow.

Feb 12, 2024 6:38 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Petition filed in HC against sealing of borders, suspension of mobile internet

Farmers Protest live updates: A petition was filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday against the sealing of borders and suspension of mobile internet services by the Haryana government in the wake of farmer outfits calling for a protest march to Delhi on February 13.

The petitioner, Uday Partap Singh, sought directions from the court to stay all "obstructive" actions by the governments of Haryana and Punjab and the Centre against the farmers' protest, alleging that they infringe on the fundamental rights and are "unconstitutional".

The matter is expected to come up for a hearing on Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2024 6:29 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: What's allowed and what's not?

Farmers Protest live updates: In view of the farmers' ‘Delhi Chalo’ march on February 13, security arrangements have been tightened across Delhi and on its borders with Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. Law enforcement authorities have installed blockades of concrete blocks, iron nails, barbed wires etc. at the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders. Dig Deeper

Feb 12, 2024 6:21 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Which routes to avoid ahead of farmers' protest on Tuesday? Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory | Details here

Farmers Protest live updates: In view of the proposed farmers' ‘’Delhi Chalo March' on February 13, Delhi Traffic Police has issued traffic advisory. Police have advised vehicle owners to follow the advisory to know about the traffic restrictions/diversions. Read here

Feb 12, 2024 6:02 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Give up dictatorial modes against farmer's protest: Samyukta Kisan Morcha

Farmers Protest live updates: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has expressed its strong discontent and anger against the dictatorial manner in which the PM Modi government is handling the democratic mode of protests of the farmers by erecting iron nails, barbed wires, and concrete barricades in the highways in Punjab and Delhi borders, the SKM said in a press statement.

Feb 12, 2024 5:34 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Union ministers to meet with farmers in Chandigarh

Farmers Protest live updates: Tractor-trolleys in large numbers on Monday set out from different parts of Punjab to join a planned farmers' march towards Delhi, even as a team of three Union ministers are scheduled to hold crucial talks here with a delegation of farmer leaders over their demands.

The farmer leaders, who will be part of the talks in Chandigarh, held a meeting in Amb Sahib in Punjab's Mohali before leaving for the city.

Feb 12, 2024 5:26 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Barricades being put up by Police at Tikri border, ahead of the farmers' call of 'Delhi Chalo' protest

Feb 12, 2024 5:18 PM IST

Farmers protest: Section 144 imposed in Delhi; Punjab-Haryana border sealed | Read

A day ahead of the farmers’ march to the national capital on the lines of the 2020-21 agitation,the Delhi Police on Monday invoked prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the entire city with immediate effect. Delhi Police chief Sanjay Arora issued an order in this regard and said it shall remain in force for 30 days unless withdrawn earlier. Read More

Feb 12, 2024 5:08 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Local shopkeepers fear losses due to farmers' protest at Tikri border

Farmers Protest live updates: Looking anxiously as police set up a five-layer barricade near the Tikri Border metro station, Krushna Kumar wondered if he would have to shut shop again like three years ago when the agitation against the farm laws hit life in the area.

The fear of financial losses and other hardships has returned to haunt locals and shopkeepers like Kumar ahead of the farmers' protest march to the national capital on Tuesday.

"During any protest, we face a huge loss," the 35-year-old who runs a grocery shop said.

Feb 12, 2024 4:48 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Police conduct tear gas mock drill at Shambu border, ahead of farmers' call of 'Delhi Chalo' protest

Farmers Protest live updates: The Police conducted tear gas mock drill today at Shambu border ahead of farmers' call of 'Delhi Chalo' protest.

Feb 12, 2024 4:33 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Huge security deployment, multi-layered barricading at borders to stop farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march

Farmers Protest live updates: Massive deployment of police and paramilitary personnel besides multi-layered barricading have taken place to seal the national capital borders at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur to prevent the protesting farmers from entering the city during their scheduled 'Delhi Chalo' march on Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2024 4:25 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory amid ‘Delhi chalo’ call by farmers

Farmers Protest live updates: The Delhi Police issued a traffic advisory on Monday amid the ‘Delhi chalo’ call by farmers. Take a look at the advisory here.

Feb 12, 2024 4:04 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Security heightened at Singhu border ahead of farmers' call of 'Delhi Chalo' protest | Watch visuals

Feb 12, 2024 4:00 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: All India Kisan Sabha condemns arrest of farmer leaders, activists in Madhya Pradesh

Farmers Protest live updates: "The All India Kisan Sabha strongly condemns the indiscriminate arrest of leaders of the Kisan Sabha, All India Democratic Women’s Association, Bhumi Adhikar Andolan Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, BKU (Tikait), NAPM and other constituents of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha in Madhya Pradesh by the cowardly BJP government," AIKS said in a statement.

Feb 12, 2024 3:44 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: CM Siddaramaiah slams arrest of Karnataka farmers heading to Delhi to take part in protest

Farmers Protest live updates: Taking to social media platform 'X', Siddaramaiah said the arrest of Hubballi farmers by the Madhya Pradesh government, as they were heading to New Delhi to take part in the protest, is highly condemnable.

"I demand that the Madhya Pradesh government immediately release all the farmers from our state who have been arrested and allow them to participate in the protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi tomorrow. Although it is the government of Madhya Pradesh that has made the arrests, it is clear that the criminal brain behind this act is the central BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he alleged in the post.

Feb 12, 2024 3:42 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Chandigarh Police issues traffic advisory

Farmers Protest live updates: Chandigarh Police on Monday issued a traffic advisory in the wake of farmers' proposed march to Delhi, advising the people to avoid some roads for travelling.

The public is advised to avoid travel towards the Mattour barrier (dividing road Sector-51/52), furniture market barrier (Chandigarh-Mohali road Sector- 53/54), Badheri barrier (dividing road Sector-54/55), dividing road Sector-55/56, Mohali barrier, Faidan barrier, Zirakpur barrier, Mullanpur barrier, Naya Gaon barrier, Housing Board Light Point Manimajra and Dhillon barrier, according to the advisory.

Feb 12, 2024 3:32 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: ‘Delhi Chalo’ march: Why are farmers protesting? Explained in 5 points

Farmers Protest live updates: More than 200 farmers' unions, including the Samyukta Kisan Morcha and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, have organised a ‘Delhi Chalo’ march to press the Centre to accept several demands. The farmers, who are set to hold a mega protest in the national capital on February 13, are on their way to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. Read More

Feb 12, 2024 3:30 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: ‘If the Prime Minister tries, he can win the hearts of the farmers…’, says General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarvan Singh Pandher

Feb 12, 2024 3:16 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Huge security deployment, multi-layered barricading at borders to stop farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march

Farmers Protest live updates: Massive deployment of police and paramilitary personnel besides multi-layered barricading have taken place to seal the national capital borders at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur to prevent the protesting farmers from entering the city during their scheduled 'Delhi Chalo' march on Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2024 3:14 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: AAP urges Centre to hold talks with protesting farmers

Farmers Protest live updates: On Monday, Gopal Rai, the AAP Delhi convener, called upon the central government to engage in dialogue with the protesting farmers and meet their demands. Rai claimed during a press conference that the security measures put in place by the Centre to manage the farmers' protest on February 13 are "more stringent than those seen during the colonial era." Numerous farmer associations, primarily from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab, have announced a march on February 13 to push for a law ensuring Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops, a condition they insisted upon when they agreed to end their agitation in 2021.

Feb 12, 2024 3:09 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Section 144 imposed in entire Delhi

Farmers Protest live updates: Section 144 has been imposed in the entire city of Delhi for the next 30 days ahead of the 'Delhi Chalo' March on February 13, a top police official said.

The order was issued by the Delhi Police Commissioner, Sanjay Arora, on Monday.

Feb 12, 2024 3:32 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: ‘Delhi Chalo’ march: Why are farmers protesting? Explained in 5 points

Farmers Protest live updates: More than 200 farmers' unions, including the Samyukta Kisan Morcha and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, have organised a ‘Delhi Chalo’ march to press the Centre to accept several demands. The farmers, who are set to hold a mega protest in the national capital on February 13, are on their way to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. Read More

Feb 12, 2024 3:30 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: ‘If the Prime Minister tries, he can win the hearts of the farmers…’, says General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarvan Singh Pandher

Feb 12, 2024 3:16 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Huge security deployment, multi-layered barricading at borders to stop farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march

Farmers Protest live updates: Massive deployment of police and paramilitary personnel besides multi-layered barricading have taken place to seal the national capital borders at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur to prevent the protesting farmers from entering the city during their scheduled 'Delhi Chalo' march on Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2024 3:14 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: AAP urges Centre to hold talks with protesting farmers

Farmers Protest live updates: On Monday, Gopal Rai, the AAP Delhi convener, called upon the central government to engage in dialogue with the protesting farmers and meet their demands. Rai claimed during a press conference that the security measures put in place by the Centre to manage the farmers' protest on February 13 are "more stringent than those seen during the colonial era." Numerous farmer associations, primarily from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab, have announced a march on February 13 to push for a law ensuring Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops, a condition they insisted upon when they agreed to end their agitation in 2021.

Feb 12, 2024 3:09 PM IST

Farmers Protest live updates: Section 144 imposed in entire Delhi

Farmers Protest live updates: Section 144 has been imposed in the entire city of Delhi for the next 30 days ahead of the 'Delhi Chalo' March on February 13, a top police official said.

The order was issued by the Delhi Police Commissioner, Sanjay Arora, on Monday.