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Farmers protest news highlight: 30 farmers detained in Hisar after clash with Haryana police

Farmers protest news highlight: Farmers are observing ‘Black Day’ on Friday following the death of a farmer at the Khanauri border.
Farmers protest news LIVE updates: Farm leaders addressed the media on Friday, demanding that Punjab Police register an FIR against Haryana Police regarding the death of a 21-year-old farmer during the ongoing protests. They said that no autopsy would be conducted on the farmer's body until the complaint is registered.
Farmers protest news LIVE updates: Farm leaders addressed the media on Friday, demanding that Punjab Police register an FIR against Haryana Police regarding the death of a 21-year-old farmer during the ongoing protests. They said that no autopsy would be conducted on the farmer's body until the complaint is registered.

Farmers protest news highlight: The 'Delhi Chalo' march that was taken up by the farmers in demands including a guarantee law on minimum support price (MSP), has come to a temporary halt following the death of a farmer in a clash with the Haryana police on Wednesday. However, there is anticipation that the farmers will deliberate on their next course of action to further the movement today....Read More

A 21-year-old farmer died due to a head injury at the Khanauri border in Haryana after protestors clashed with the police. The Punjab government has shown its solidarity with the farmers, saying that they will push for strict action against the cop who was responsible for the incident.

Haryana Police initially declared their intention to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against leaders spearheading the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march by farmers, but later on Friday, they announced the withdrawal of this decision. Earlier, the Ambala police had said their implementation of detentions under section 2(3) of the National Security Act, 1980, aimed at maintaining law and order and preventing criminal activities amidst the protests.

Additionally, the state police department emphasised their commitment to compensating for any damage to government or private property during the protests by seizing the property and bank accounts of the protestors.

Top points from ‘Delhi Chalo’ march -

  1. The ‘Delhi Chalo’ march was initiated by farmers from three states - Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh - on February, demanding the legal guarantee of Minimum Selling Price (MSP) by the government.
  2. The farmers decided to halt the protests on February 19, after holding the fourth round of talks with Union Ministers. The march resumed on February 21, leading to clashes between cops and protestors.
  3. A 22-year-old farmer died on the Khanauri border in Haryana after clashes erupted between protestors and police personnel. The march was once again halted on February 21 for two days.
  4. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has called for a murder case against the cops responsible for the death of the young farmer and has announced a tractor march on February 26.
  5. It is expected that the farmer leaders will take their next step in the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march today, two days after the protest was halted.
  6. Farmers led by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) are observing a ‘Black Friday’ on Friday following the death of a farmer at Khanauri Border crossing in Sangrur district, Punjab, during the ongoing protests.

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Feb 23, 2024 9:17 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee president on death of farmer

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee president Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra said, “In Khanauri, Shubhkaran Singh was killed by a bullet. We want cases to be registered against those officers who had given the orders. Until he gets justice, we will continue demonstrations here (at the Shambhu border).”

Feb 23, 2024 8:59 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: SKM leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal on talks with Centre

Feb 23, 2024 7:56 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: Plea filed in SC accuses Centre, four states of farmers' rights infringement

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: A petition filed in the Supreme Court alleges that the rights of farmers engaged in peaceful protests have been violated by the Centre and certain states, PTI reported. The petition asserts that the Centre and these states have escalated tensions by issuing threats and reinforcing borders around the national capital.

The action comes following protests led by numerous farmer unions demanding legal assurance for minimum support price (MSP) on crops and the implementation of recommendations put forth by the Swaminathan committee.

"The petitioner is seeking a writ of mandamus in the interest of the farmers who are facing unfair treatment in their peaceful protests," said the petition filed by Agnostos Theos, Managing Director of the Sikh Chamber of Commerce.

Feb 23, 2024 7:23 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: ‘Have patience, solution will come,’ says RLD chief Jayant to protesting farmers

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: Rashtriya Lok Dal Chief Jayant Chaudhary urged patience among farmers demanding minimum support price, assuring that a resolution will come forth,PTI reported. He called for restraint from all parties, expressing sorrow over the death of a young farmer in Wednesday's clash at the Khanauri border.

"Farmers should exercise patience, a solution will definitely emerge. Violence is not acceptable in any form," he said.

Chaudhary, while in Amroha, visited the families of Vishal, Rajan, and Manoj from Hakampur village, who passed away in a road accident on December 24. He offered his condolences and sympathy to the grieving families.

Feb 23, 2024 6:22 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: SKM observes 'Black Day', condemns BJP leaders with effigy burning

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) marked a "black day" on Friday, symbolised by the burning of effigies of BJP leaders, in protest against the actions of the Haryana Police towards farmers demonstrating at two border points in the state. The SKM declared this observance on Thursday to mourn the death of Shubhkaran Singh, who lost his life in clashes between Haryana Police and farmers from Punjab.

The Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), a constituent of the SKM, reported holding demonstrations at 47 locations across 17 districts in Punjab on Friday, condemning Singh's death.

Feb 23, 2024 5:42 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: What are farmers' demands other than a law on MSP?

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: In addition to advocating for legislation on MSP, Punjab farmers are pressing for the enforcement of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations, pension provisions for farmers and agricultural workers, maintaining stable electricity tariffs, dropping police charges, and seeking justice for those affected by the 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Furthermore, they are demanding the restoration of the Land Acquisition Act of 2013 and compensation for the families of farmers who lost their lives during previous protests in 2020-21.

Feb 23, 2024 5:06 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: ‘Not sure how feasible it is,’ says Jharkhand governor on legalising MSP

Farmers protest news LIVE updates:Speaking about the demand of farmers to legalize the minimum support price (MSP), Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan said, “The Prime Minister is the first PM in the country who has given pensions to the farmers. He has doubled the MSP for so many products. Many crops have been well paid, and the procurement is so high. Still, there is a demand. I don't know how feasible it is that MSP should be ensured by a law.”

(PTI)

Feb 23, 2024 5:00 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: Protesting farmers burn effigies of Amit Shah, Manohar Lal Khattar

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: Protesting farmers from various factions of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) burned effigies of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, and Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij in the south Malwa region on Friday.

Farmer union members gathered in locations like Bathinda, Ferozepur, Fazilka, and Mansa to denounce the severe crackdown by Haryana authorities on Punjab's protesting farmers, which resulted in the death of 21-year-old farmer Shubh Karan.

Feb 23, 2024 4:24 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: Punjab BJP chief calls for strict action against culprits in farmer's death

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: Punjab BJP chief Sunil Jakhar on Friday called for strict action against those accountable for the death of 21-year-old farm protester Shubh Karan Singh at the Khanauri border with Haryana on Wednesday.

“The tragic death of young Shubh Karan Singh is very painful. My deepest sympathies are with his family and the whole of Punjab today stands with them. A thorough investigation must lead to who is responsible for his death and the truth must come out,” said Jakhar on X. Click here to read more

Feb 23, 2024 4:09 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE updates: No post-mortem to dead farmer until FIR against Haryana police, say farm leaders

Farmers protest news LIVE: During a press conference held at Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala, farmer leaders announced that they would not allow the post-mortem of 21-year-old Shubh Karan Singh to take place until the Punjab Police registers an FIR against the Haryana Police.

Charanjit Singh, the father of the deceased Shubh Karan, reiterated the demand and said, “Until Punjab Police register a case against Police officials, we won't allow administration to conduct post mortem. Money doesn't matter to us, justice does.”

Feb 23, 2024 3:58 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE: Why have farmers begun their protest again this year?

Farmers protest news LIVE: This year, farmers have been protesting to pressure the Centre into meeting their demands, which include securing a legal guarantee for minimum support prices (MSP) for crops and obtaining a waiver for farm debts. Since February 13, they have maintained their protest presence at the border points to the national capital in Punjab and Haryana, accompanied by their tractor-trolleys, mini-vans, and pickup trucks.

In 2020, farmers protested against three laws at the Delhi borders, ultimately leading to their repeal in 2021. These laws were the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.

Feb 23, 2024 3:50 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE: How many farmers died since the start of agitation on Feb 13?

Farmers protest news LIVE: Following the death of another farmer at the Khanauri border on Friday, the total number of farmers who have died since the agitation for MSP began on February 13 has reached four. Farmer leaders said that the deceased, 62-year-old Darshan Singh from Amargarh village in Bathinda district, had been present at the Khanauri border since the farmers' protest began this month.

According to Sarwan Singh Pandher, the General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Darshan Singh passed away due to cardiac arrest.

"A compensation similar to that given to three previous martyrs and a job to a member of his family should be given. They have provided 5 Lakhs each as compensation earlier..." he said.

(ANI)

Feb 23, 2024 3:34 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE | ‘We are on path of extreme…’: Cong leader Navjot Singh about ongoing agitation

Farmers protest news LIVE: Congress leader and former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that India is heading towards extreme hunger, not due to the absence of food, but because of the lack of cold storage facilities and warehouses.

“India’s richest 1% hold more wealth than bottom 70%, Poor toil, while rich consolidate wealth, farmers labour, but capitalist earn... Ambani added 90 Crore every hour to his wealth in the last 6 months, while Adani’s wealth increased by 61%... Meanwhile, India ranks 94th among 107 Nations in Global Hunger Index. We are on path to extreme hunger/ famine. Famines are not caused by non-existence of food, food is there, but is stored in Cold Storages and warehouses of Capitalist, beyond the purchasing capacity of Poor,” Sidhu wrote on X, sharing a video.

Feb 23, 2024 3:24 PM IST

Farmers protest news LIVE: New pleas filed in Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding ongoing agitation

Farmers protest news LIVE: Two new petitions have been submitted to the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding the ongoing farmers' protest at the Shambhu and Khanauri barriers.

• Harinder Pal Singh Ishar, a lawyer, has filed a plea seeking directions for a judicial inquiry by a retired judge into the death of a 21-year-old protester at the Khanauri border in Sangrur and the alleged violent acts by security forces during Wednesday's farmers' protest. This application has been submitted within an existing petition on the matter.

• Anil Kumar, a resident of Panchkula, has filed a second petition requesting a restraining order on farmers marching to Delhi and blocking highways. The petition highlights concerns about the use of heavy vehicles by the farmers, posing risks to the safety of common citizens, police, and the farmers themselves. It also expresses apprehensions of the situation escalating into violence, urging the court's immediate intervention.

Feb 23, 2024 3:11 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: What are ‘Aakrosh Diwas’ and ‘Tractor Pradarshan’ meant for?

Farmers protest LIVE: A meeting took place on Thursday in Chandigarh between the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM)'s national coordination committee and general body. The farmer union has declared its intention to observe a 'Black Day' or 'Aakrosh Diwas' on Friday, to protest against the death of the farmer during the ongoing farmers' protest.

“Starting from tomorrow, we are launching all-India mega programmes. First programme is Black Day or Aakrosh Diwas on February 23. On February 26, all over the country, there will be ‘tractor pradarshan’ (demonstration) where we will ask the government to quit WTO. On March 14, All India Kisan Mazdoor Mahapanchayat will be organised at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. We expect more than a lakh people to join," farmer leader Avik Saha was quoted by PTI as saying.

Feb 23, 2024 3:05 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: A round up of the latest developments

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Since the initiation of the protest, farmers have maintained a continuous presence at the Shambhu border near Ambala. Numerous clashes occurred during the march that commenced on February 13, resulting in injuries to both farmers and police personnel. Here are the latest updates on the situation,

• The Haryana Police announced on Friday the retraction of their previous decision to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against certain farmer leaders involved in the ongoing agitation.

• Amid the tense standoff between protesting farmers and law enforcement, Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari from the Congress suggested on Friday that the Central government should convene a special session of Parliament to address the demand for legislation on minimum support prices (MSP) for crops, a central demand of the protesting farmers.

• Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann voiced his support for the family of Shubhakaran Singh, who lost his life in the ongoing farmers' protest. He pledged financial assistance of 1 crore and promised appropriate legal action against those responsible for Singh's death.

• The ongoing farmers' agitation has prompted the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) to advocate for inclusive dialogue among stakeholders within the agricultural sector.

Feb 23, 2024 2:39 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Anurag Thakur urges protesters to avoid violence, says ‘govt always ready for talks’

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Union Minister Anurag Thakur stated on Friday that the government is ‘always ready for talks’ and urged the protesting farmers not to resort to violence, according to a DD News report.

“The first request is to all the protesting brothers not to adopt the path of violence. The government was always ready for talks with the farmer leaders and is so even today...We have also said that we are ready for discussion whenever there is a need. There should be no violence, no arson, no loss of anyone's property and life,” the report quoted Thakur as saying.

Feb 23, 2024 2:19 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Amid protests, Haryana govt offers interest relief on crop loans in Budget announcement

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar unveiled a budget of 1.89 lakh crore for the fiscal year 2024-25, concurrently declaring an exemption on interest and penalties for specific crop loans amidst heightened farmer protests along the Punjab-Haryana borders. Khattar said his government is committed to farmer welfare, highlighting initiatives such as providing Minimum Support Price (MSP) for 14 crops.

Additionally, the government intends to increase financial compensation to 1 crore for the families of soldiers who perished in service.

Feb 23, 2024 1:52 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Another farmer death reported

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher confirmed another farmer death during the protests. He said, "He was at the Khanauri border and is the fourth martyr of this farmers' agitation. He has been identified as Darshan Singh (62), he died of a heart attack. Compensation similar to that given to three previous martyrs and a job to a member of his family should be given. They have provided 5 Lakhs each as compensation earlier..."

Feb 23, 2024 1:26 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Congress demands special Parl session for farmers issues

Congress MP Manish Tewari said, “In 2021, when the four black farm laws were withdrawn by the government, there was a commitment made to the farmers, that a law would be brought on MSP. It has been three years since then, and no law has been brought. I demand a special session of the Parliament be summoned immediately and a law guaranteeing the MSP to farmers on crops across the board should be passed.”

Feb 23, 2024 12:42 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE update: Haryana police withdraws NSA against farmers

The Haryana Police on Friday said it was withdrawing its earlier decision to invoke provisions of the National Security Act (NSA) against some farmer leaders who are part of the ongoing farmers' agitation.

This comes a day after Ambala police issued a statement saying that it was implementing the process of detaining office bearers of the protesting farmer outfits under section 2(3) of the National Security Act, 1980, to maintain law and order and prevent criminal activities. (PTI)

Feb 23, 2024 12:15 PM IST

Farmers protest LIVE update: Nihang Sikhs join farmer's protest

Thousands of protesting Indian farmers facing off with security forces have come under the protection of the Nihang Sikhs, a warrior sect dating back to the 1600s distinguished by their ink-blue robes and ancient weapons such as swords and spears.

The farmers, who are also mainly Sikhs and who hail from the northern state of Punjab, are demanding higher prices for their crops, and began marching to the capital Delhi earlier this month to press their demands to the government (Reuters)

Feb 23, 2024 11:50 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE update: NSA against farmer leaders

The Haryana Police on Friday revoked the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA), 1980 against some union leaders of the Ambala district after announcing it late on Thursday night, officials said.

Sibash Kabiraj, IGP Ambala Range said that the NSA will not be invoked against the farm leaders.

"This is to clarify to all concerned that the matter of invoking provisions of the National Security Act on a few farm union leaders of district Ambala has been reconsidered and it has been decided that the same will not be invoked," he said. (ANI)

Feb 23, 2024 11:10 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Arjun Munda on farmer welfare

Union Minister Arjun Munda attended the Rojgar mela in Diyankel here on Thursday. He said that the Central Government is dedicated towards the welfare of the farmers and trying to resolve the issue through dialogue.

Arjun Munda said, "The Government of India is continuously working and dedicated towards the welfare of the farmers. Just yesterday, in the case of farmers, the fair and remunerative price of sugarcane was fixed at 340 per quintal. We are dedicated to the farmers and are working under the leadership of PM Modi."

Feb 23, 2024 10:27 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Mann guarantees legal action after farmer's death

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said, “The family of Shubhkaran Singh, who got martyred during the farmer's movement on the Khanauri border, will be given financial assistance of 1 crore by the Punjab government and a government job to his younger sister. Due legal action will be taken against culprits.”

Feb 23, 2024 9:44 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Punjab CM announces ₹1 cr for deceased farmer's family

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has announced 1 crore financial assistance to the family of deceased farmer Shubhkaran Singh, and a government job for his sister.

Feb 23, 2024 9:35 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Dialogue continues with Punjab govt

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said that dialogues are being held with the Punjab government to file murder charges over the death of the protesting farmer.

Feb 23, 2024 9:10 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Pandher slams Punjab government

The General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarwan Singh Pandher on Friday targetted Punjab government for not filing an FIR on the death of farmer youth at the Khanauri Border during the ongoing protests.

He said that the way the Punjab government is 'insulting the martyrdom of our martyrs' is condemnable. (ANI)

Feb 23, 2024 8:52 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Protestors to pay for damage to property, say cops

Amid a stand-off with the farmers, who are protesting with their demands, Haryana Police in Ambala District has said that any loss to the government and private property during the protest will be compensated by attaching the property and seizure of bank accounts of the protestors.

Feb 23, 2024 8:40 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Sikh UK MP on farmer's death in Haryana

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, a Sikh member of Parliament in Britain, said, "Many of my Slough constituents, including members of the Sikh community and Gurdwaras have written to me regarding their serious concerns about the safety of protesting farmers in their attempt to march towards New Delhi."

Feb 23, 2024 8:22 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Mahapanchayat on March 14

The farmer leaders have called for a Mahapanchayat of all the farmers in Delhi's Ramlila ground on March 14.

Feb 23, 2024 8:05 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: SKM calls for ‘Black Friday’

SKM will observe ‘Black Friday’ today to pay respects to the deceased farmer who died on February 21. They have also called for a murder probe in his death,

Feb 23, 2024 9:44 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Punjab CM announces ₹1 cr for deceased farmer's family

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has announced 1 crore financial assistance to the family of deceased farmer Shubhkaran Singh, and a government job for his sister.

Feb 23, 2024 9:35 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Dialogue continues with Punjab govt

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said that dialogues are being held with the Punjab government to file murder charges over the death of the protesting farmer.

Feb 23, 2024 9:10 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Pandher slams Punjab government

The General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarwan Singh Pandher on Friday targetted Punjab government for not filing an FIR on the death of farmer youth at the Khanauri Border during the ongoing protests.

He said that the way the Punjab government is 'insulting the martyrdom of our martyrs' is condemnable. (ANI)

Feb 23, 2024 8:52 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Protestors to pay for damage to property, say cops

Amid a stand-off with the farmers, who are protesting with their demands, Haryana Police in Ambala District has said that any loss to the government and private property during the protest will be compensated by attaching the property and seizure of bank accounts of the protestors.

Feb 23, 2024 8:40 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Sikh UK MP on farmer's death in Haryana

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, a Sikh member of Parliament in Britain, said, "Many of my Slough constituents, including members of the Sikh community and Gurdwaras have written to me regarding their serious concerns about the safety of protesting farmers in their attempt to march towards New Delhi."

Feb 23, 2024 8:22 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: Mahapanchayat on March 14

The farmer leaders have called for a Mahapanchayat of all the farmers in Delhi's Ramlila ground on March 14.

Feb 23, 2024 8:05 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE updates: SKM calls for ‘Black Friday’

SKM will observe ‘Black Friday’ today to pay respects to the deceased farmer who died on February 21. They have also called for a murder probe in his death,

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