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January 28, 2021 / 10:56 PM IST

Farmers' Protest Highlights: Section 144 imposed at Ghazipur border, protesters told to vacate, Rakesh Tikait says stir to continue

Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 64th day. Delhi Police has issued notices to some farmer leaders over the Republic Day violence, asking why legal action should not be taken against them.

Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 64th 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.
  • January 28, 2021 / 11:00 PM IST

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  • January 28, 2021 / 10:54 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmer leaders take out rally at Singhu border to reinforce unity

    Farmer leaders at the Singhu border took out a rally to reinforce a sense of unity among the protesters. The rally came in the aftrmath of reports claiming that a number of demonstrators have begun to move back towards their villages, following the violence which erupted at the tractor rally on January 26.

  • January 28, 2021 / 10:24 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Akali Dal condemns invoking of UAPA law against farmer leaders

    Shiromani Akali Dal condemned attempts to suppress the peaceful Kisan Andolan brutally by imposing the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against farmer leaders as well as disrespect being shown to Nishan Sahib by miscreants, the party said in a statement.

  • January 28, 2021 / 10:19 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Rahul Gandhi reiterates support for protesting farmers

    Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reiterated his support for the protesting farmers. Party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also tweeted in solidarity with the farmers, claiming that the action of the government is contrary to the principles of democracy.

  • January 28, 2021 / 10:11 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Centre has extended deployment period of 4 companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) till 4th February to maintain law and order situation in Ghaziabad in view of Farmers' protest. Their deployment was till January 28, reported ANI.

  • January 28, 2021 / 09:22 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Will commit suicide but won't end protest till farm laws are repealed, says Rakesh Tikait

    BKU leader Rakesh Tikait broke down while speaking to reporters, saying that he would commit suicide but would not end protest until the farm laws are repealed."A conspiracy is being hatched by the BJP government. We will not allow them to force the farmers in ending the protest," he said.

  • January 28, 2021 / 08:39 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Ghazipur border closed, movement of vehicles diverted

  • January 28, 2021 / 08:34 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Police presence escalates at Ghazipur border, section 144 imposed

    The police presence has escalated at the Ghazipur border, separating Delhi and Ghaziabad. The protesters have been asked to vacate by tonight by the Uttar Pradesh government. The BKU, which is leading the stir in the area, has refused to backdown. The Ghaziabad administration has imposed section 144 of CrPC which bars the assembly of four or more persons in public.

  • January 28, 2021 / 08:13 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | BKU leader Naresh Tikait says protest will end tonight

    BKU leader Naresh Tikait claimed that the protest will end tonight. "The dharna at the Ghazipur (border) will end," he was reported as saying by CNN-News 18 from Muzaffarpur.His brother Rakesh Tikait, however, has reiterated that the sit-in demonstration will continue till the farm laws are not repealed by the Centre.

  • January 28, 2021 / 07:54 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest Live Updates | Ghazipur border tense as farmer leaders refuse to vacate despite UP govt order

    Tensions continued at the Ghazipur border, at the intersection of Ghaziabad and Delhi, as the farmer leaders have refused to vacate despite an order issued by the Uttar Pradesh government. The protesters are directed to leave the site of protest by midnight. BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said the farmers would continue their agitation till the three farm laws are revoked.

  • January 28, 2021 / 07:23 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest Live Updates | Delhi Police to invoke UAPA, sedition charge in Republic Day violence case

    "A preliminary assessment suggests there was pre-conceived and well co-ordinated plan to break the agreement reached between Delhi Police and leaders of farmers organisations. Special Cell is investigating larger conspiracy and criminal designs behind the unfortunate events," said a statement issued by Delhi Police.

    "A criminal case has been registered and is being investigated under provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and sections of IPC dealing with sedition. Role and conduct of organisations and individuals based in India as well as those out of country is being probed," it further added.

  • January 28, 2021 / 07:11 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest Live Updates: UP Govt orders clearance of site at Delhi border by midnight

    The UP government has ordered the clearance of site at Ghazipur by midnight. The Ghaziabad district magistrate has reportedly asked the farmers to vacate the roads at the earliest. Electricity and power supply at the site of protest could be choked off by midnight.