Farmers' Protest Highlights: Shiromani Akali Dal extends support to Rakesh Tikait
Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 67th day.
Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 67th day today. Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest along Delhi borders. The protest started on November 26. The farmers are demanding a complete rollback of the new farm reform laws and a guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system
being retained. Multiple rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers’ union leaders have ended in a stalemate. Protesting farmers fear that the new laws will dismantle the MSP system and corporatise farming. The Supreme Court had earlier ordered a stay on the implementation of these contentious laws, hoping it will end the protest. The farm union leaders have also rejected Centre's proposal to suspend implementation of the laws for the 18 months. Some protesters breached barricades and clashed with police on January 26 when the farmers were staging a tractor rally in the national capital. Some also stormed the historic Red Fort. Hundreds of individuals from both, the police and protesters, were injured during the violent incident. The Delhi Police has issued notices to around 20 farmer leaders over the incident, asking why legal action should not be taken against them.
LIVE Updates | Farmers' protest - File image: An officer briefs fellow policemen at the site of an ongoing protests against farm refrom laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India on January 29, 2021. (Image: AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | Republic Day violence: Delhi Police sends over 50 fresh notices to people including farmer leaders
The Delhi Police has sent over 50 fresh notices to people, including farmer leaders, in connection with the violence that broke out during the tractor parade on Republic Day, officials said on January 31. The Delhi Police had earlier issued notices against 44 people.
The police have identified several people and sent notices to them, a senior police officer said, adding that the process will continue further.
January 31, 2021 / 10:28 PM IST
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | Samyukta Kisan Morcha claims over 100 people missing since tractor parade, forms panel
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmers'' unions, on Sunday claimed that over 100 people were missing since the violence during the tractor parade on Republic Day, and it has set up a six-member committee to look into the matter.
According to a statement, the SKM will collect data on such missing persons and the matter will be taken up with the authorities for formal action. Any information on missing persons can be shared on phone number 8198022033, it added.
January 31, 2021 / 10:11 PM IST
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | Haryana govt extends mobile internet suspension in 14 districts till 5 pm on February 1
The Haryana government, on January 31, further extended the suspension of mobile internet services in 14 districts till 5 pm on February 1 to “prevent any disturbance of peace and public order” amid the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s three new farm laws.
According to the official statement, the government has extended the suspension of mobile internet services in districts of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal, Panipat, Hisar, Jind, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Charkhi Dadri, Sonipat, and Jhajjar till 5 pm on February 1.
January 31, 2021 / 10:01 PM IST
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | Police, administration apologised for Baghpat baton charge, says Naresh Tikait
कल बागपत में किसानों पर लाठी चलाई। आज भरी पंचायत में पुलिस और प्रशासन ने खड़े होकर माफ़ी माँगी।
ये किसानों की एकजुटता का फल है। ऐसे ही एकसाथ खड़े रहो भाइयों, इस बार किसान की पगड़ी का सवाल है।
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | Aam Aadmi Party’s demand for police protection for farmers nothing more than “dramebaazi”, says Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh
January 31, 2021 / 09:04 PM IST
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | Opposition leaders must be coming out of empathy, no point looking for votes here: Rakesh Tikait
The Opposition leaders must be coming out of empathy. There's no point for them to look for votes here. We will talk to the government as we believe that the issue can only be solved with dialogue: Rakesh Tikait Bharatiya Kisan Union leader pic.twitter.com/Vr0l5l8rxL
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | A team from National Forensic Sciences University is analysing the videos of the January 26 violence in Delhi. They visited various spots in Delhi on January 31. Delhi Police’s Crime Branch has received more than 5,000 video footages and photos from the public: Additional CP Crime BK Singh
January 31, 2021 / 08:14 PM IST
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | Videos of the wrong route the mob took on Republic Day are being collected. More than 50 notices have been issued. The tractors' registration numbers have been sent to licensing authority to track the addresses of owners of tractors. Notices being sent to them as well: ACP Crime BK Singh
January 31, 2021 / 07:30 PM IST
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | AAP demand for state police deployment ‘arbitrary, absurd, and irrational’: Punjab CMO
Trashing as `arbitrary, absurd & irrational’ the AAP's demand for deployment of state police to protect agitating farmers from Punjab at Delhi borders, CM Capt Amarinder Singh said Arvind Kejriwal’s party had clearly lost all sense of Constitutional & legal propriety: Punjab CMO pic.twitter.com/OMXEBCjmlE
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | Shiromani Akali Dal extends support to Rakesh Tikait
I congratulate Rakesh Tikait ji for his fight against the farm laws. All farmers are grateful to him, our party stands with him: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal at Ghazipur border https://t.co/9uG93xwe4Ipic.twitter.com/k7g78PpmKJ
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | Most of the farmers have remained peaceful. I appeal to them to negotiate with the government. Also, I want to caution that no movement in the world can be sorted through suppression: Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik
January 31, 2021 / 06:22 PM IST
Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | Will honour PM Modi’s dignity, but protect our self-respect: Farmer Leader
Farmer leader Naresh Tikait said on January 31 that protesting farmers will honour the dignity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi but are also committed to protecting their self-respect. His statement came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government was just a “phone call away” for talks with them. Tikait said the government should “release our men and prepare an environment conducive for talks”.
“A respectful solution should be reached. We will never agree to anything under pressure,” Tikait added.