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Farmers protest highlight: Delhi's Singhu, Tikri borders to reopen partially

Farmers protest highlight: Farmer leaders will hold a candle march today. Multiple seminars on issues related to farmers will be held on February 25.
Farmers blocking traffic movement amid protests at Delhi borders.
Farmers blocking traffic movement amid protests at Delhi borders.

Farmers protest highlight: Farmer leaders will hold a candle march today. Seminars on issues related to farmers will be held on February 25 and effigies of the World Trade Organization and the Centre will also be burnt on February 26. Several meetings of SKM (Non-Political) and KMM will be held over the next two days....Read More

Farmers are determined to continue their agitation for higher crop prices at the two interstate border points after February 29, when further actions will be decided, stated Sarwan Singh Pandher, their leader. The decision to maintain camps at the protest sites of Shambhu and Khanauri was made by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (KMM), the leading organizers of the ongoing protest.

Last week, thousands of farmers initiated a 'Delhi Chalo' march but were halted by security forces approximately 200 km north of the capital. The death of a farmer during clashes with security forces has intensified the protest, prompting the previously uninvolved Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) to join the movement.

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Feb 24, 2024 8:13 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Haryana Police to reopen lane of Delhi-Rohtak National Highway

We are preparing to open one lane; I have discussed this with the concerned DSP and SHO. Our aim is to not let the traffic congestion hamper the general public. First, we will open one lane, then further steps will be informed to the public: Arpit Jain, Jhajjar SP

Feb 24, 2024 7:22 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Delhi-Haryana borders to reopen partially

Authorities on Saturday initiated the process to partially reopen Singhu and Tikri – Delhi's borders with Haryana – almost two weeks after they were sealed in view of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march, officials said.

As per a Delhi Police officer, one lane each of the service lanes at the Singhu and Tikri borders are being opened to allow the movement of vehicles.

Feb 24, 2024 6:46 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Will find solution through dialogue, says agriculture minister

We should try that peace should be maintained in the country. We have always conversed and further also we will do so to find a solution. We welcome all the suggestions too. I hope we will discuss the issue further too. The Government of India is dedicated to the development of the agriculture sector: Arjun Munda, Union agriculture minister

Feb 24, 2024 6:22 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Which organisations are participating in the agitation?

The Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (non-political) are leading the ongoing agitation, with support of around 200 farm bodies.

However, the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, which led the November 2020-2021 protests against the central agricultural laws, which were subsequently repealed, is not participating. It is organising its own programmes demanding MSP.

Feb 24, 2024 5:41 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Why is there a deadlock?

The deadlock is because the farmers are refusing to budge from their primary demand, i.e. a legal guarantee for minimum support price (MSP) on 23 crops. The Centre, on the other hand, has proposed setting up a panel, with members from both sides; the proposal, however, was rejected by farmer leaders.

Feb 24, 2024 5:09 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Youth going to Shambhu border dies in accident

According to Times of India, Gurjant Singh, a 33-year-old cultivator, died on Saturday morning when a truck allegedly hit his tractor when he, along with 12 others, was on his way to join agitators camped at the Shambhu border with Haryana.

The deceased was a member of BKU Ekta Sidhupur.

Feb 24, 2024 4:49 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Four rounds of talks inconclusive

The government, represented by three Union ministers, has held four rounds of talks with the protesting peasants, without, however, a resolution being found. These talks were held in Chandigarh on February 8, 12, 15, and 18.

Farmer leaders are yet to respond to the Centre's proposal of fresh negotiations.

Feb 24, 2024 4:16 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmers-cops clash in Hisar

On Friday, a clash broke out between farmers and police in Haryana's Hisar, leading to injuries on both sides. The clash broke out after the farmers were prevented by the police from marching to Khanauri border, where Punjab cultivators are camped.

Feb 24, 2024 3:48 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Injured farmer discharged, brought to Chandigarh

Pritpal Singh, an injured farmer admitted in PGI Rohtak, has been discharged, and taken by his family to PGIMER in Chandigarh.

Feb 24, 2024 3:10 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Akhilesh Yadav on farmers' protest

Our party is a party of farmers, we stand with their demand. When it comes to the respect and rights of our farmer brothers, we stood with them earlier as well and will continue to do so: Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief

Feb 24, 2024 2:41 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Punjab asks to Haryana to ‘handover’ farmer

In a letter to his Haryana counterpart Sanjeev Kaushal, Punjab chief secretary Anurag Verma requests the ‘handover’ of Pritpal Singh, a farmer admitted in PGI Rohtak, to Punjab authorities.

“This is to ensure that his treatment may be carried out in Punjab free of cost by the Punjab government,” the letter states.

Feb 24, 2024 1:41 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: ‘Their rights being violated’: PIL in SC seeks relief for protesting farmers

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: The farmers' protest matter reached the Supreme Court on Friday, with a PIL (public interest litigation) being filed there alleging ‘violation of the rights’ of the ‘peacefully protesting farmers’ by the central government and some states. The PIL has been moved by social activist Agnostos Theos, who describes himself as the Managing Director of the Sikh Chamber of Commerce. “The petitioner is seeking a writ of mandamus in the interest of the farmers who are facing unfair treatment in their peaceful protests,” the PIL read. Dig Deeper

Feb 24, 2024 1:19 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Rakesh Tikait announces SKM's plans for tractor marches across highways on Feb 26

When questioned about the possibility of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) joining the ongoing protest at two points along the Punjab-Haryana border, Rajewal stated that the SKM is conducting its agitation independently, as reported by news agency PTI.

Several leaders affiliated with the SKM from Punjab, Haryana, and other states participated in the meeting.

Feb 24, 2024 12:41 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Chandigarh HC lawyers abstain from work to protest farmer’s death

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Lawyers at Punjab and Haryana high court abstained from the work on Friday in protest against the death of a farmer at Khanauri border on Thursday. However, law officers of the Haryana government did not participate in the strike as directed by the Haryana advocate general BR Mahajan. In the recent past, this was the first such instance where a section of lawyers openly went against the diktat of bar body. Read More

Feb 24, 2024 12:20 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leader addresses press conference at Shambhu border, speaks on clashes with security forces

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leader addressed a press conference at Shambhu border. He spoke on clashes with security forces at Delhi borders. The leader said that the government has failed in its attempts to safeguard the interests of farmers.

Feb 24, 2024 12:12 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: ‘There should be a solution through dialogue’, says farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: "People living in the forests protect the environment. From Bihar to Andhra Pradesh, which is a forest area, Adivasis worship the 'Jungle'. No army and farmers are standing face to face. We have people in the army also who comes from the farming background. There should be a solution through dialogue. Continuous talks are going on with the Centre," he said.

Feb 24, 2024 11:54 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Recap | Haryana reverses decision, won’t invoke NSA against farmer leaders

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Haryana Police on Friday reversed its decision to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against protesting farmer leaders on the Shambhu and Khanauri borders.
In a statement, Ambala IGP Sibash Kabiraj said, “This is to clarify to all concerned that the matter of invoking provisions of the National Security Act on few farm union leaders of Ambala district has been reconsidered and it has been decided that the same will not be invoked.”

Feb 24, 2024 11:22 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmers to hold candle march today at Shambhu, Khanauri borders | See pictures of yesterday's march

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: On Friday too, farmers had taken part in a candlelight vigil in tribute to a farmer who was allegedly killed in Police action at the Khanauri border during their 'Delhi Chalo' march, at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border, in Patiala district. See Pictures

Feb 24, 2024 10:53 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: No last rites to be performed until he gets justice, says farmer leader Pandher over death of youth in protest

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Following the tragic demise of a young individual in the continuing farmers' protest, farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher has declared that they will withhold the cremation until justice is served. Pandher emphasized the necessity of filing a First Information Report (FIR) against the Haryana Police.

“Case under Section 302 IPC should be registered against those who are responsible for the death (of a farmer),” he said.

Feb 24, 2024 10:35 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Food being prepared at Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border

Feb 24, 2024 10:12 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmers to hold candle marches at Shambhu, Khanauri borders in memory of martyred farmer, says farmer leader Pandher

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher on Saturday said that the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and SKM (non-political) will hold a candle march on both Shambhu and Khanauri borders on Saturday evening, in memory of martyrs.

"This is the 12th day of the morchas at Shambhu and Khanauri. Yesterday, Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and SKM (non-political) decided that a candle march will be held on both borders this evening, in memory of martyrs," he said.

Feb 24, 2024 9:54 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Ludhiana trade unions observe black day, burns effigies of PM Modi

Trade unions, including All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Central Trade Union (CTU) Punjab, Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) and Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) jointly demonstrated outside the mini secretariat in Ludhiana and burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Haryana home minister Anil Vij.

Black Day was observed against the death of a young farmer Shubh Karan Singh in clashes between security personnel and protesting farmers at Khanauri.

Feb 24, 2024 9:40 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Recap | How did Samyukt Kisan Morcha join agitation?

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: The death of a farmer in clashes with security forces galvanised the protest, with Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), which had till then stayed away, joining the stir.

Feb 24, 2024 9:24 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Recap | What happened on ‘Black Day’?

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmers burned effigies of PM Modi and other ministers in his government on Friday. Black flags were hoisted on tractors and trolleys lined up at the protest sites along the borders of Delhi. Several protesters also tied black cloth over their turbans.

Feb 24, 2024 9:04 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: What are the demands of the agitating farmers?

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Apart from a legal guarantee of MSP for crops and a farm loan waiver, the protesting farmers are demanding the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations, pension for farmers and farm labourers, no hike in electricity tariff, withdrawal of police cases and ‘justice’ for the victims of the 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

They are also seeking reinstatement of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013, and compensation to the families of the farmers who died during a previous agitation in 2020-21.

Feb 24, 2024 8:50 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Recap | Why are the farmers holding a candle light march today?

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmers are holding the candle light march as a tribute to the martyrs of the agitation.

Feb 24, 2024 8:36 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Centre formed three-member committee of ministers, is holding negotiations with farmers, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Following round four talks with farmers yielding unfavourable outcomes, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that that the Centre has established a three-member committee of ministers and is holding negotiations with farmers.

Speaking to ANI on the farmer's protests, the Finance Minister said, “The centre has formed a 3-member committee of ministers and is conducting discussions and negotiating with farmers.”

"I can provide a series of lists of all that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done for the farmers. From increasing their income to assisting with the smallest of expenses, PM Modi has taken every step for the welfare of the farmers. He works for even the small farmers," she said.

Feb 24, 2024 8:15 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: More about Shubhkaran Singh, the 21-year-old farmer killed amid clashes with security personnel at Khanauri border

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Shubhkaran Singh, a 21-year-old farmer from Bhatinda, was killed on Wednesday amid clashes between protesting farmers & security personnel at the Khanauri border. Twelve police personnel were also injured in the clashes.

Shubhkaran Singh was a resident of Balloh village in Bhatinda, about 15 kilometres from Rampura Phul city. Here's more

Feb 24, 2024 8:01 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher briefs on upcoming schedule amid halt in protests

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: “This is the 12th day of the morchas at Shambhu and Khanauri. Yesterday, Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and SKM (non-political) decided that a candle march will be held on both borders today evening, in the memory of martyrs. After this, on 25th Feb, we will have a convention on both borders as there will be a discussion on WTO again on 26th Feb...On the morning of 26th Feb, biers of WTO, corporate houses and governments will be burned; in the afternoon, at both borders over 20ft tall effigies will be burned," said farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher.

"On 27th Feb, Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, SKM (non-political) will hold a meeting of all its leaders from across the country...On 28th Feb, both forums will sit and hold a discussion. On 29th Feb, the next steps will be decided..." he added.

Feb 24, 2024 7:54 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Anurag Thakur says dialogue is the ‘only way out’

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: "Earlier also we were ready for discussions, still we are ready and in the future also we will be ready. We don't have any problem, they are our ‘Annadatas’," ANI quoted Thakur as saying.

Feb 24, 2024 7:35 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: ‘There should be a solution through dialogue’, says farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: "People living in the forests protect the environment. From Bihar to Andhra Pradesh, which is a forest area, Adivasis worship the 'Jungle'. No army and farmers are standing face to face. We have people in the army also who comes from the farming background. There should be a solution through dialogue. Continuous talks are going on with the Centre," he said.

Feb 24, 2024 7:16 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: What does the PIL on farmers say exactly?

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: “The petitioner is seeking a writ of mandamus in the interest of the farmers who are facing unfair treatment in their peaceful protests,” the PIL read.

“The peaceful farmers have been subject to conditions similar to terrorists by their own government, simply for the exercise of their democratic and constitutional rights. In the absence of medical aid, the injuries were aggravated and also caused deaths,” it added.

Feb 24, 2024 7:08 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: PIL in SC seeks relief for protesting farmers

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: The farmers' protest matter reached the Supreme Court on Friday, with a PIL (public interest litigation) being filed there alleging ‘violation of the rights’ of the ‘peacefully protesting farmers’ by the central government and some states. The PIL has been moved by social activist Agnostos Theos, who describes himself as the Managing Director of the Sikh Chamber of Commerce. Dig Deeper

Feb 24, 2024 6:56 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmers to hold candle march today; plea in Supreme Court to consider reasonable demands. Top 10

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Kisan Mazdoor Morcha leader Pandher said a candle march will be held today. Meanwhile, seminars will be organised on issues related to farmers on February 25 and effigies of the World Trade Organization and the Centre will be burnt on February 26. Several meetings of SKM (Non-Political) and KMM will be held over the next two days. Dig Deeper

Feb 24, 2024 6:42 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leaders to hold candle march today

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leaders will hold a candle march today. Seminars on issues related to farmers will be held on February 25 and effigies of the World Trade Organization and the Centre will be burnt on February 26. Several meetings of SKM (Non-Political) and KMM will be held over the next two days.

Feb 24, 2024 8:50 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Recap | Why are the farmers holding a candle light march today?

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmers are holding the candle light march as a tribute to the martyrs of the agitation.

Feb 24, 2024 8:36 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Centre formed three-member committee of ministers, is holding negotiations with farmers, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Following round four talks with farmers yielding unfavourable outcomes, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that that the Centre has established a three-member committee of ministers and is holding negotiations with farmers.

Speaking to ANI on the farmer's protests, the Finance Minister said, “The centre has formed a 3-member committee of ministers and is conducting discussions and negotiating with farmers.”

"I can provide a series of lists of all that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done for the farmers. From increasing their income to assisting with the smallest of expenses, PM Modi has taken every step for the welfare of the farmers. He works for even the small farmers," she said.

Feb 24, 2024 8:15 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: More about Shubhkaran Singh, the 21-year-old farmer killed amid clashes with security personnel at Khanauri border

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Shubhkaran Singh, a 21-year-old farmer from Bhatinda, was killed on Wednesday amid clashes between protesting farmers & security personnel at the Khanauri border. Twelve police personnel were also injured in the clashes.

Shubhkaran Singh was a resident of Balloh village in Bhatinda, about 15 kilometres from Rampura Phul city. Here's more

Feb 24, 2024 8:01 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher briefs on upcoming schedule amid halt in protests

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: “This is the 12th day of the morchas at Shambhu and Khanauri. Yesterday, Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and SKM (non-political) decided that a candle march will be held on both borders today evening, in the memory of martyrs. After this, on 25th Feb, we will have a convention on both borders as there will be a discussion on WTO again on 26th Feb...On the morning of 26th Feb, biers of WTO, corporate houses and governments will be burned; in the afternoon, at both borders over 20ft tall effigies will be burned," said farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher.

"On 27th Feb, Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, SKM (non-political) will hold a meeting of all its leaders from across the country...On 28th Feb, both forums will sit and hold a discussion. On 29th Feb, the next steps will be decided..." he added.

Feb 24, 2024 7:54 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Anurag Thakur says dialogue is the ‘only way out’

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: "Earlier also we were ready for discussions, still we are ready and in the future also we will be ready. We don't have any problem, they are our ‘Annadatas’," ANI quoted Thakur as saying.

Feb 24, 2024 7:35 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: ‘There should be a solution through dialogue’, says farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: "People living in the forests protect the environment. From Bihar to Andhra Pradesh, which is a forest area, Adivasis worship the 'Jungle'. No army and farmers are standing face to face. We have people in the army also who comes from the farming background. There should be a solution through dialogue. Continuous talks are going on with the Centre," he said.

Feb 24, 2024 7:16 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: What does the PIL on farmers say exactly?

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: “The petitioner is seeking a writ of mandamus in the interest of the farmers who are facing unfair treatment in their peaceful protests,” the PIL read.

“The peaceful farmers have been subject to conditions similar to terrorists by their own government, simply for the exercise of their democratic and constitutional rights. In the absence of medical aid, the injuries were aggravated and also caused deaths,” it added.

Feb 24, 2024 7:08 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: PIL in SC seeks relief for protesting farmers

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: The farmers' protest matter reached the Supreme Court on Friday, with a PIL (public interest litigation) being filed there alleging ‘violation of the rights’ of the ‘peacefully protesting farmers’ by the central government and some states. The PIL has been moved by social activist Agnostos Theos, who describes himself as the Managing Director of the Sikh Chamber of Commerce. Dig Deeper

Feb 24, 2024 6:56 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmers to hold candle march today; plea in Supreme Court to consider reasonable demands. Top 10

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Kisan Mazdoor Morcha leader Pandher said a candle march will be held today. Meanwhile, seminars will be organised on issues related to farmers on February 25 and effigies of the World Trade Organization and the Centre will be burnt on February 26. Several meetings of SKM (Non-Political) and KMM will be held over the next two days. Dig Deeper

Feb 24, 2024 6:42 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leaders to hold candle march today

Farmers protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leaders will hold a candle march today. Seminars on issues related to farmers will be held on February 25 and effigies of the World Trade Organization and the Centre will be burnt on February 26. Several meetings of SKM (Non-Political) and KMM will be held over the next two days.

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