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November 27, 2020 / 11:04 PM IST

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: Agriculture Minister requests farmers to end protest, offers talks on December 3

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The Delhi Police used tear gas shells to disperse a group of farmers who had reached the Singhu border as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' march to protest against the Centre's new farm laws

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The government has allowed farmers to enter Delhi and hold agitation at the Burari ground. "We have been allowed safe passage to Delhi," claimed Krantikari Kisan Union president Darshan Pal. Thousands of farmers, protesting against the Centre's agriculture laws, have ana-delhi-border-in-wake-of-farmers-delhi-chalo-protest-march-all-you-need-to-know-6162511.html" target="_blank" rel=nofollow>reached Delhi borders after breaking police barricades in Haryana. Farmers braved tear gas shells and water cannons to break through police barricades at several places on the Punjab-Haryana border on Thursday. The farmers are demanding the repeal of the new laws which deregulate the sale of agriculture produce. They say the laws will lead to the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system. Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for all the latest updates on Delhi Chalo protest:
  • November 27, 2020 / 11:05 PM IST

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  • November 27, 2020 / 09:21 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates | Police make arrangements at Burari ground, farmers inspect site

    Delhi Police on November 27 made the necessary arrangements at the Nirankari ground in Burari after they gave permission to the protesting farmers to enter Delhi and stage a protest at the designated ground.

    Some representatives of the farmers also inspected the site along with senior police officers. The development came after the Delhi Police and the protesting farmers had a confrontation at Delhi-Haryana borders in Singhu and Tikri since November 27 morning. Tear gas shells and water cannons were used to disperse the protesters who had gathered in large numbers to press the Central government to repeal the recently enacted farm laws.

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  • November 27, 2020 / 09:13 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates | Farmers enter Delhi from Tikri border after braving water cannons, clashing with police

    After braving water cannons and clashing with security personnel, thousands of farmers started entering the national capital on November 27 from the Tikri border following permission by Delhi Police to hold peaceful protests at the city''s Burari ground.

    The farmers, who were part of the ''Delhi Chalo'' march against the Centre''s new farm laws, were escorted by police personnel amid tight security as they started entering the city from Tikri border around 3 pm

  • November 27, 2020 / 07:22 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates | Union Agriculture Minister invites farmers for talks on December 3, appeals them to end protest

    "The government has always been ready to discuss issues with farmers. We have invited farmers' organizations for another round of talks on December 3. I appeal to them to leave agitation in view of COVID-19 and winter," said Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

  • November 27, 2020 / 07:18 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates |​​​ By using teargas, water cannons on farmers, BJP govt has shown its anti-people character: Akhilesh Yadav

    Farmers are agitated at the anti-agricultural policies of the BJP government, but instead of adopting a positive attitude towards their demands, it was using teargas shells, water cannons and batons on them, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav said on November 27.

    The remark comes as farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, head towards the national capital as part of their ''Delhi Chalo'' march to protest the Centre''s new agri-marketing laws. As thousands of protesters gathered at various entry points into the city, police used teargas shells, water cannons and multi-layer barriers to block them.

    "The farmers are agitated due to anti-agriculture policies of the BJP government at the Centre. Instead of adopting a positive attitude towards their demands, it''s inhuman that the BJP government is firing teargas shells, throwing cold water and lathi-charging them. This act is highly condemnable," Yadav, a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, said in a statement issued here.

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  • November 27, 2020 / 06:31 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates |​​​ Delhi Metro services normal at all corridors from 5:35 pm onwards; regular services on all lines from November 28

  • November 27, 2020 / 06:30 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates |​​ Congress spokesperson Randeeep Singh Surjewala tweets in support of farmers

  • November 27, 2020 / 05:46 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates |​​ ​AAP supports, stands with farmers; ''dark'' farm laws must be withdrawn: Party MLAs

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators on November 26 extended their support to farmers protesting against the Centre''s farm laws and said these "dark laws" must be withdrawn.
    They also said that the farmers, mainly from Punjab, reached Delhi after "much struggle", facing teargas shells, water canons and lathicharge by police at various border points along their way to the national capital.

    The farmers, who tried to enter the city as part of their ''Delhi Chalo'' march, clashed with police at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border earlier in the day, prompting the force to use teargas to disperse them.

  • November 27, 2020 / 05:31 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates |​​ Police remove barricades at Shambhu border between Haryana and Punjab

  • November 27, 2020 / 05:00 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates |​ Raghav Chadha supports 'Dilli Chalo' march, says peaceful protest hallmark of democratic society

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Raghav Chadha on November 27 came out in support of the ongoing farmers' protest, saying that the right to peaceful protest is the hallmark of a free and democratic society.

    "The right to peacefully protest is enshrined in Indian constituion, which gives a right to protest to every individual. Above all, the right to peacefully protest is the hallmark of a free and democratic society," Chadha told ANI.

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  • November 27, 2020 / 04:27 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates |​ Kisan Congress slams BJP-ruled states

     National coordinator of Kisan Congress Rakesh Kumar Singh on Friday accused BJP-ruled states of using repressive measures against farmers and warned that attempts to quell their protests will only further intensify them. Referring to the incident in Haryana on November 26 where farmers marching to Delhi had to face water cannons and teargas shells, Singh said coercive methods to silence farmers would only worsen the situation.

     "If the new farm laws are in the interest of farmers as claimed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi why does he shy away from meeting them?" said Singh, who is also general secretary of the All India Kisan Congress.

  • November 27, 2020 / 04:13 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE updates | ​No government in the world can stop farmers fighting ''battle of truth': Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the agitation of farmers against the new farm laws and said no government in the world can stop farmers fighting the "battle of truth".

    The former Congress chief''s attack on the government came as thousands of farmers, carrying flags and shouting slogans, gathered at various entry points into the national capital in a determined bid to push their way through as part of their ''Delhi Chalo'' march against the new farm laws while police blocked them with barricades, teargas shells and batons.

    Later, the farmers were allowed to enter the national capital and hold peaceful agitation, the Delhi Police said.

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