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December 22, 2020 / 11:01 PM IST

Farmers' Protest News Highlights | Protesting farmers show black flags to Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar in Ambala

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The protest against the new farm reform laws at border points of Delhi has entered the 27th day today.

Farmers' Protest News Highlights:The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 27th day today. Agitating farmers have claimed that there is nothing new in the Centre's latest letter to them seeking a date for the next round of talks, as they held a day-long 'relay' hunger strike at all protest sites on Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh
to press their demand for the repeal of the agri reform laws. The farmer leaders are expected to meet today to discuss the next plan of action, Gurmeet Singh of Krantikari Kisan Union said, amid efforts by the unions to draw support from farmers in other states like Bihar for their demand to enact a law assuring Minimum Support Price. Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest along Delhi borders. 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.
  • December 22, 2020 / 11:01 PM IST

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  • December 22, 2020 / 09:44 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Haryanvi artistes pen, sing songs for agitating farmers in streets

    A corner of the farmers protest site at the Tikri border on the Haryana side reverberates every day with strains of folk music and songs whose lyrics tell tales of struggle and resistance.

    A makeshift performance pavilion has come up in a small space on a blocked national highway where a group of Haryanvi singers are belting numbers to keep the spirit of protesters high.

  • December 22, 2020 / 07:41 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Congress MLAs walk out of Uttarakhand assembly over farm laws

    The Opposition Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Uttarakhand Assembly in protest against the Centre’s new farm laws, saying they were meant to destroy farmers.
    The Congress MLAs walked out when state Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal accused the party of being hand in glove with middlemen and fomenting the agitation to retrieve its lost political ground.

    The Congress members led by Leader of Opposition Indira Hridayesh rose from their seats in protest when Uniyal said they did not seem to have read the new farm laws thoroughly and their party was misleading farmers to suit its own political ends.

  • December 22, 2020 / 07:30 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Around 2 crore signatures from across India, urging the withdrawal of the three farm laws have been collected, says KC Venugopal

  • December 22, 2020 / 07:18 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Kerala Governor says 'no' to special assembly session for passing resolution against Central farm laws

    Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Tuesday declined approval for a special session of the state assembly to discuss and pass a resolution against the three contentious central farm laws, against which farmers have been protesting near Delhi, assembly sources said.

    The session would not be held on Wednesday, as proposed by CPI-M led LDF government, since the Governor did not accord sanction, the sources told PTI.

  • December 22, 2020 / 07:16 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Narendra Singh Tomar says hopeful of protesting unions resuming talks with govt soon

    As farmers' agitation against three farm laws entered its 27th day, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Tuesday he is hopeful that protesting unions would soon complete their internal discussions and resume talks with the government to resolve the crisis.
    He met two more peasants'' bodies from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh that extended support to the legislations.

    "Representatives of different farmers'' bodies had come to tell that the laws are good and are in the interest of farmers. They had come to urge the government not make any amendments to the laws," Tomar said after meeting the two groups.

    "I am hopeful they (protesting farmers'' unions) will soon complete their internal discussions and come forward for talks. We will be able to find a solution successfully," the minister said.

  • December 22, 2020 / 06:19 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Meeting between Bharatiya Kisan Union leaders and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar underway

  • December 22, 2020 / 06:17 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Road traffic disrupted amid demonstration by farmers supporting new agri laws

    Hundreds of vehicles queued up on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway on Tuesday due to a demonstration by a group of farmers who came out on the road in support of the new agri laws, officials said.
    The protestors, mainly residents of Jewar and Dadri in Greater Noida, were allegedly stopped by police at Mahamaya Flyover, the officials said.

    Normal traffic movement on the Greater Noida-Noida route was restored after a disruption that lasted around three hours, they said.

    "Normal traffic movement has resumed at the stretch near Mahamaya Flyover after a brief disruption,” a Noida Traffic Police official said.

  • December 22, 2020 / 06:15 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Protesting farmers show black flags to Haryana CM in Ambala

    A group of farmers protesting against the Centre''s new agri laws on December 22 showed black flags to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar when his convoy was passing through Ambala City, sources said.

    Some of the farmers allegedly tried to block Khattar''s motorcade but police managed to provide a safe passage to the chief minister, sources said.

    Khattar had come to Ambala to address public meetings in support of party''s mayoral and ward candidates for the upcoming civic bodies polls.

  • December 22, 2020 / 05:19 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers agitating at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP) Border open one flank of the road for the commuters

  • December 22, 2020 / 05:04 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers hold tractor rally in Gautam Buddh Nagar

  • December 22, 2020 / 04:07 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | CPI(M) on Tuesday alleged that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami was supporting  the 'anti-people' policies of the Centre, like the farm laws, to save his government and post. The CM should have opposed the three 'anti-farmer' laws, which also deprive the  rights of the state, for the benefit of lakhs of farmers in Tamil Nadu, the party's state secretary K Balakrishnan told reporters here. 

    He said the AIADMK government was silent on the issue of the Centre trying to 'impose' Hindi and Sanskrit on the people, neglecting the Tamil language. Balakrishnan said 10,000 teams of workers would go on a door to door campaign from December 25 to explain the 'wrong policies' of the NDA government, which, he said, would affect all sections of society.

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