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January 13, 2021 / 11:00 PM IST

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: Farmers protesting at Singhu Border burn copies of new agri laws on Lohri

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 49th day. The Supreme Court on January 12 said that it will suspend the implementation of three farm laws till further orders. The top court said that it will also form a committee to hold talks.

Farmers' Protest News Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 49th 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 on January 12 ordered a stay of the implementation of the contentious three new farm laws hoping this will end the prolonged protests by the farmers and also constituted a four-member panel of agri experts to resolve the impasse between their leaders and the Centre. But in their response to what the apex court called an extraordinary order of stay, the farmer unions made it clear they will not call off the protests until the three laws enacted in September are repealed.
  • January 13, 2021 / 11:00 PM IST

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  • January 13, 2021 / 09:10 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Govt asks protesting farmer unions to take part in proceedings of SC-appointed panel on agri laws

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  • January 13, 2021 / 08:39 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Northern Railway cancels, divert, short-terminates trains in Punjab

    In view of on-going farmers' agitation in Punjab, the railway has cancelled, short-terminated and diverted several trains for January 13 and 14.

    The 05211 Darbhanga- Amritsar special train journey commencing on 14.01.2021 will remain cancelled. Consequently, the 05212 Amritsar-Darbhanga special JCO 16.01.2021 will also remain cancelled.

  • January 13, 2021 / 08:18 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers' agitation: BCI urges people to respect judiciary

    Amidst ongoing protest by farmers against the three controversial farm laws, Bar Council of India (BCI) on Wednesday urged them to respect the judiciary and suspend the agitation following the Supreme Court order, saying it is the last hope for the country.
    In an ''extra-ordinary'' interim order, the top court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of new farm laws till further orders and constituted a four-member committee to listen to the grievances of protesting farmers and make recommendations to resolve the impasse.

    The farmer unions have however made it clear they will not call off the protests until the three laws enacted in September are repealed. Thousands of farmers, mostly from Haryana and Punjab, are protesting at Delhi borders since November 28 last year, demanding a repeal of the three laws and a legal guarantee to the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system for their crops.

  • January 13, 2021 / 07:41 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Vaccine van held up as TMC minister blocks highway over farm laws

    A special vehicle carrying COVID-19 vaccines got held up on Wednesday in West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman district due to a blockade of the national highway led by state minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury, protesting against the new farm laws, sources said.

    Purba Bardhaman's Superintendent of Police Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay said that the vaccine-carrying insulated van was diverted over a distance of five km through a village owing to the blockade of the national highway, connecting Kolkata and New Delhi, at the Galsi area.

    The delay in the movement of the vehicle was for the time taken to cover the five km distance through the village, he said.

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  • January 13, 2021 / 06:31 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers protesting at Singhu Border burn copies of farm laws

  • January 13, 2021 / 06:30 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates |​ Talks must continue: MoS Rupala on Jan 15 scheduled meeting with farmer groups

    The government is in favour of continuing talks with protesting farmer groups as it believes a solution can be found only through dialogue, Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala said on Wednesday.
    While eight rounds of negotiations so far between the government and a representative-group of thousands of farmers protesting against three farm laws have failed to resolve the crisis, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of the three Acts till further orders and set up a four-member committee to end the impasse.

    However, the protesting farmer unions have said they will not appear before the committee as they consider it to be "pro-government". They have, however, shown willingness to attend the scheduled ninth round of talks on January 15 with the government, though they have asserted they would not settle for anything less than a complete repeal of the laws.

  • January 13, 2021 / 04:48 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Former Karnataka chief minister​ Siddaramaiah hits out at PM over farmers protest

  • January 13, 2021 / 04:14 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Kamal Haasan thanks SC for staying implementation of farm laws

    Actor-turned politician and founder of Makkal Neethi Maiam, Kamal Hassan on Wednesday thanked the Supreme Court for staying the implementation of Centre's new farm laws.

    Speaking to reporters here, Haasan said, 'We profusely thank the Supreme Court for doing this (stay) for the nation.

    We are grateful.' When pointed to the agitating farmers having reportedly rejected the panel set up by the apex court to resolve the impasse over the farm laws, he said, 'at least the dialogue has begun.. if refused we will have to take steps to move further. That is how it will work..' The Supreme Court had on Tuesday stayed the implementation of controversial new farm laws till further orders and decided to set up a committee to resolve the impasse over them between the Centre and farmers' unions protesting at Delhi borders.

  • January 13, 2021 / 03:55 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | AMU students coordination committee to set up health camp, mini library at protest site

    The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students Coordination Committee has announced that they would set up a health camp and a mini library at a farmers' protest site in the Delhi border as a mark of solidarity with the protesters. For over a month, several farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are camping at the borders of Delhi to protest the three farms laws, which the NDA claims will reform the agri sector. In a written statement issued last evening, the students' coordination committee said the decision to open a health camp and the library was taken at its general body meeting. It may be mentioned that presently there is no elected students union at the AMU since no election has been held for the past three years. Former office-bearers of the students' union have been operating through the platform of the coordination committee. (PTI)

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  • January 13, 2021 / 03:37 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers including women under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee held a protest at Pandherkalan village in Amritsar. We burnt the copies of the farm laws as a mark of protest against these legislations, committee's general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher told news agency PTI. Similar protests are also being held at other places in Amritsar. Until the Centre accepts all the demands of farmers, our agitation will continue, said Pandher.

  • January 13, 2021 / 03:17 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates | Farmers in Punjab burn copies of farm laws on Lohri

    Farmers in Punjab today burnt copies of the Centre's three new farm laws at several places on the festival of Lohri as a mark of protest against the legislations. The harvest festival of Lohri is celebrated in Punjab, Haryana and other parts of north India.Bonfires are an important part of the festivities. Protesting farmers owing allegiance to different farm bodies held protest at many places in the state and burnt copies of new agriculture laws. Farmers also shouted slogans against the BJP-led Centre and slammed the government for not acceding to their demands. They demanded that the new farms laws should be repealed. (PTI)

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