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December 02, 2020 / 10:14 PM IST

Farmers' Protest Highlights | Bar Council condemns three farm laws, will write to PM Modi to repeal them: Senior Advocate HS Phoolka

Farmers' Protest News LIVE Updates: Farmers' protest against the Centre's new farm legislation has entered 7th day. Government will hold another round of meeting with leaders of farmer unions on December 3.

Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: The Delhi Chalo farmers' protest at the Delhi border points has entered the seventh day and is set to continue as the talks between three Union Ministers --  Piyush Goyal, Narendra Singh Tomar, Som Prakash -- and farmer groups ended in a stalemate on December 1. Leaders of farmer unions rejected the Centre's offer of setting up a new committee to look into issues

raised by agitating farmers. Another round of meeting will be held on December 3. Farmers have said that the protest will continue until their demands are met and the contentious laws are scrapped. They fear that the new farm laws will dismantle the minimum support price system and corporatise farming.

Meanwhile, Senior advocate HS Phoolka stated that Bar Council condemns the three farm laws and will write to the Prime Minister to repeal them as it is against the farmers. Adding more, he said, "It is also against the lawyers as it bars the Civil Court’s jurisdiction and won’t let farmers get justice."

Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for all the latest updates on farmers' protest:
  • December 02, 2020 / 10:15 PM IST

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    The UK on Wednesday became the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 after "rigorous" analysis by its independent regulator Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). (PTI)

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  • December 02, 2020 / 06:37 PM IST

    Farmer Protest LIVE Updates | Bar Council condemns the three farm laws and will write to the Prime Minister to repeal them as it is against the farmers, says Senior Advocate HS Phoolka. 

    He further added, "It is also against the lawyers as it bars the Civil Court’s jurisdiction and won’t let farmers get justice."

  • December 02, 2020 / 06:03 PM IST

    Farmer Protest LIVE Updates | I appeal to the farmers that the laws are in their interest and the reforms have been done after a long wait, but if they have any objection to it then we are ready to address their concerns: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (ANI) 

  • December 02, 2020 / 05:55 PM IST

    Farmer Protests LIVE | We will hold discussions with farmers' leaders tomorrow. Let's see to what extent issues can be resolved: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (ANI) 

  • December 02, 2020 / 05:04 PM IST

    Farmer Protests LIVE | An apex body of transporters has threatened to halt the movement of essential goods across North India and subsequently the entire country if the demands of the farmers protesting against three farm laws passed in September to liberalise the sector are not met. (HT) 

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  • December 02, 2020 / 04:27 PM IST

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  • December 02, 2020 / 03:57 PM IST

    Farmers' protest LIVE Updates | RLD leader meets protesting farmers in Delhi, questions Centre's push for new farm laws

    The farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm laws will not relent on their demands, Rashtriya Lok Dal vice president Jayant Chaudhary said on Wednesday and assured his party's support to the ongoing stir. He met with some of the agitating farmers at Singhu border in Delhi, but dubbed his meeting as non-political.

    Everyone is concerned about the situation. It has been a couple of days since the stir began at the Delhi border, but the agitation in Punjab has been on since more than one-and-a-half months, Chaudhary said. 
    I went to meet the farmers because I felt it was my duty to do so. I went there to distribute langar 'prasad' to the farmers with 'seva bhaav' (feeling of service). It was not a political visit, he added.

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