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January 27, 2021 / 11:04 PM IST

Farmers' Protest Highlights: Never said doors for dialogue with farmers shut: Prakash Javadekar

Farmers' Protest Highlights: After unprecedented scenes of chaos and violence in Delhi during the tractor march by farmers on Republic Day, security was tightened around Red Fort, borders in Tikri and Singhu on January 27. The Delhi Police has registered 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers' tractor parade in the national capital leaving over 300 police personnel injured.

Farmers' Protest Highlights: The Delhi Police December 27 detained around 200 protesters on charges of rioting, damaging public property and attacking police personnel during the Republic Day violence in the capital. The Police said they are making arrests after registering 22 FIRs in the case, so far. The Police have also registered an FIR mentioning the names of nine farm leaders, including Yogendra
Yadav, president of Swaraj Abhiyan. The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi entered the 63rd day today. The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 63rd 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. On Republic Day (January 26), the tractor parade meant to highlight the demands of the farmer unions dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the city as tens of thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort.
  • January 27, 2021 / 11:03 PM IST

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  • January 27, 2021 / 10:43 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Prakash Javadekar: India won't tolerate the manner in which the Tricolour was insulted at the Red Fort

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  • January 27, 2021 / 10:07 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | National Commission of Protection of Childs Rights demands FIR against people responsible for violence

    National Commission for Protection of Child Rights writes to DCP (North), requesting to register an FIR against the persons responsible in a matter wherein 300 artists who participated in Republic Day were stranded near Red Fort due to farmers' tractor rally yesterday.

  • January 27, 2021 / 10:05 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Haryana Govt extends internet and SMS service suspension

    Haryana government extends suspension of internet and SMS services in Sonipat, Palwal, and Jhajjar districts till 5 pm of 28 Jan to check misinformation, the state government says. 

  • January 27, 2021 / 09:14 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Union Minister Prakash Javadekar: The manner in which there was violence in Delhi yesterday, the more it is condemned, the less it is. Action should be against all of those who instigated others. India won't tolerate the manner in which the Tricolour was insulted at the Red Fort. 

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  • January 27, 2021 / 09:11 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Union Minister Prakash Javadekar: Congress constantly tried to instigate farmers' agitation. When some farmer leaders had said on 26th that it's final match, then Punjab govt should have monitored the tractors leaving from the state & made preventive arrests of habitual criminals. 

  • January 27, 2021 / 08:42 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmer leader Darshan Pal: Public meetings, hunger strike will be held across country on January 30, our agitation will continue.

  • January 27, 2021 / 08:24 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Delhi Police chief S N Shrivastava addresses media on Delhi violence: "We agreed up on three routes for the tractor march. Considering the R Day security, we gave them written permission for the rally with certain terms. The rally was to be taken from 12 noon to 5 pm. The march was to be led by farmer leaders. Each group was to be led by a leader. 5000 tractor limit was fixed. No weapons allowed. The rally had to be peaceful. The farmers agreed and signed the terms. Farmers defied all terms agreed in the talks. They sent militant and aggressive elements to the front. Their intentions were clear. Delhi police was resilient even though farmers had started breaching barricades since morning.
    Farm leader Satnam Singh gave provocative statement at Mukarba chowk. Farmer  Darshan Pal refused to go back. We told them to start at 12 as per the fixed time. But they won't listen. Farmers at Tikri border started moving early too. They staged protest and ultimately indulged in violence. They turned turtle a container to make the way towards Red Fort. At Ghazipur too, a group led by Rakesh Tikait indulged in violence and headed towards Akshaedham. Many of them broke barricades and moved towards Red Fort. Police resisted because we did not want any damage. We had options but remained calm. We wanted a peaceful rally. The violence is breach of agreement. All dander leaders are responsible. 396 police personnel have been injured. Police behaved with restrain. We used tear gas shells to control crowd. Famers reached Res Fort and hoisted religious flag. We take unlawful agitation and violence seriously. We have video footages to investigate. We will use face recognition system for investigations and make arrests. Police have registered 25 plus cases so far. No culprit found involved in violence will be spared. Action will be taken against farmers leaders found involved." 

  • January 27, 2021 / 08:04 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava: It was also given to them in writing that there should be no more than 5000 tractors (in the rally) and there should be no weapon with them.

  • January 27, 2021 / 08:03 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Delhi CP: Keeping in mind the interests of the security of the people of Delhi, it was decided that some terms & conditions be imposed, it was given to them in writing - the rally was to last from 12pm -5pm, it was to be led by farmer leaders & leaders must accompany their groups

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  • January 27, 2021 / 07:45 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Police barricading being removed from Chilla Border

  • January 27, 2021 / 07:24 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmer leaders considering postponement of Feb 1 foot march to Parliament in wake of violence

    Protesting farmer leaders are considering postponement their foot march to Parliament on February 1 against the three farm laws in wake of the violence in the national capital during the tractor parade on Republic Day.

    A senior farmer leader said the Samkyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is an umbrella body of the protesting unions, will take a final call on postponement of the February 1 foot march.

    The tractor parade on Tuesday that was to highlight the demands of the farmer unions to repeal three new agri laws dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the city as tens of thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort.

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