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January 11, 2021 / 11:04 PM IST

Farmers' Protest News Highlights | SC to pronounce orders on January 12 on farm laws, farmers' protests

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 47th day. The Supreme Court Monday pulled up the Centre for its handling of the farmers protest against the new farm laws saying it is extremely disappointed with the way negotiations between them were going.

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 47th 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 eight round of talks between the government and protesting farmers ended inconclusively on January 8 as unions stuck to their demand for a complete repeal of three farm laws they find pro-corporate, while the government wanted to discuss only "problematic" clauses or other alternatives to resolve the over one-month-long deadlock. The Supreme Court has said it is extremely disappointed with the way negotiations are going on between the Centre and the farmers on the new farm laws.
  • January 11, 2021 / 11:03 PM IST

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  • January 11, 2021 / 10:00 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Centre files affidavit in SC, calls farmers' demand to repeal laws non-justifialbe and unacceptable

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  • January 11, 2021 / 09:57 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Instead of Karnal prog, Khattar should convince Centre to repeal farm laws: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

    Senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday asked Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to convince the Centre to repeal the new farm laws instead of proposing to hold programmes like in Karnal.
    Agitating farmers had on Sunday ransacked the venue of the ''kisan mahapanchayat'' programme at Kaimla village in Karnal, where Khattar was to address the gathering to highlight the "benefits" of the three contentious central agriculture laws.

    The Haryana Police had used water cannons and lobbed teargas shells to prevent the farmers from marching towards Kaimla village.

    The farmers, however, managed to reach the venue and damage a makeshift helipad where Khattar''s chopper was to land despite elaborate security arrangements made by police.

  • January 11, 2021 / 09:12 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | We don’t want anybody’s blood on our hands, says SC

    “We don''t want anybody’s blood on our hands," said the Supreme Court on Monday while expressing apprehension that the ongoing farmers’ protest against the new farm laws might lead to violence and loss of lives and property if it continues for long.
    The apex court, which observed that the Centre has made these laws “without enough consultation”, said the most serious concern is about any sort of violence and possible loss of lives.

    “Responsibility is on all of us. Any stray incident can spark violence,” said a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde.

    “Each one of us will be responsible if something goes wrong. We don''t want anybody''s blood on our hands," said the bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.

  • January 11, 2021 / 08:52 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | 800 farmers booked for violence in Haryana's Karnal

    A day after farmers indulged in vandalism at a public function's venue in Karnal district of Haryana, in which Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was to participate, police on Monday booked over 800 farmers for the incident.
     
    The 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' programme slated to be attended by Khattar in a Karnal village was cancelled after protesting farmers opposed to the Centre's three new agricultural laws created a ruckus at the venue.
     
    The Chief Minister had accused Bharatiya Kisan Union (Charuni) President Gurnam Singh Charuni, the opposition Congress, and the Left for "instigating" people to indulge in vandalism.
     
    Earlier, Charuni had threatened to oppose the 'Kisan Mahapanchayat'.

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  • January 11, 2021 / 07:50 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Congress MPs, former Akali leader walk out from par panel meeting on agriculture

    Congress MPs Partap Singh Bajwa and Chhaya Verma and former Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Monday staged a walkout from a meeting of the Standing Committee on Agriculture after the panel chairman refused to discuss Centre's three farm laws and their aftermath, sources said.

    Citing the large-scale protests undertaken by various farmer unions that have seen thousands of farmers protest at the borders of Delhi for over 40 days, the three Rajya Sabha MPs raised the issue with the chairman of the standing committee.

    Due to the refusal of the chairman to allow the situation to be discussed by the committee, the three MPs decided to walk out of the meeting in protest, the sources said.

  • January 11, 2021 / 07:15 PM IST

     Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | SC to pronounce orders on January 12 on farm laws, farmers' protests

    The Supreme Court will pronounce orders on January 12 on various issues related to the new farm laws and the farmers'' ongoing protest at Delhi borders and may take a call on setting up of a committee headed by a former Chief Justice of India (CJI) to find ways to resolve the impasse.
    A bench, headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which indicated during the hearing that it may pass orders in parts on the issues concerning farm laws and farmers'' protest, later uploaded the information on the website.

    “List these matters tomorrow i.e. 12.01.2021, for orders,” said the bench which also comprised justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.''

  • January 11, 2021 / 06:08 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Staying implementation of farm laws not a solution: Farmer leaders

    Farmer leaders on January 11 said they would continue their agitation even if the government or the Supreme Court stays the implementation of the new agri laws.
    The farmer leaders, who said they were "sharing their personal opinion", were also of the view that a stay is "not a solution" as it is only for a fixed period of time.

    They were reacting after the Supreme Court indicated that it may stay the implementation of the contentious farm laws and refused to grant more time to the Centre to explore the possibility of an amicable solution saying it has already granted the government a “long rope”.

    "We welcome the Supreme Court observation, but ending the protest is not an option. Any stay is only for a fixed period of time... till the issue is taken up by the court again," Haryana Bharatiya Kisan Union President Gurnam Singh Chaduni said.

  • January 11, 2021 / 04:54 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | SC says Centre should have passed farm laws after discussing with stakeholders

    Expressing its unhappiness over the way the central government passed the farm laws and subsquent failure to handle the agitation, Supreme Court on Monday said the government should have passed these laws after discussing with all stakeholders.

    A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde, is hearing a batch of petitions, including those filed by DMK MP Tiruchi Siva, RJD MP Manoj K Jha, regarding the constitutional validity of three farm laws, passed by the Central government along with the plea to disperse protesting farmers.

  • January 11, 2021 / 04:06 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has spoken to the Opposition leaders to make a joint strategy on farm laws and a meeting will be held before Parliament Session, ANI reports quoting sources

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  • January 11, 2021 / 03:58 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Govt should leave its stubborn attitude, resolve farmers' issues: BKU chief

    Bharatiya Kisan Union president Naresh Tikait has said the central government should abandon its "stubborn" attitude and resolve the issues of farmers through dialogue. Speaking to reporters at the BKU headquarters at Sisoli near here on Sunday evening, he said farmers are aware that the three new agri laws have been brought by the Centre "to benefit big corporates" and are "against peasants". He also accused the government of maintaining a stubborn attitude while farmers have long been protesting on roads. (PTI)

  • January 11, 2021 / 03:47 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | BJP govt insensitive towards farmers: Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday flayed the BJP-led central government and said the way it is being insensitive towards farmers and showing a defiant attitude is a direct insult to the 'Annadata' (farmers). Yadav tweeted: "The way the BJP government is being insensitive towards farmers and acting towards them with a defiant attitude is directly an insult to the farmers. It is highly condemnable. Now the people of the country are also standing with the farmers and asking the government. Those who see the smoke rising in the world, why do they fail to see the fire within the country?"

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