Farmers have started vacating their protest site at Singhu on Delhi-Haryana border, ending their year-long agitation. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the umbrella body of 32 farmers' unions, announced the formal decision to end the stir on December 9.
Farmer unions might press for statutory guarantee of remunerative prices for all agricultural produce and for all cultivators.
The Narendra Modi government repeals the three controversial farm laws, clearing the way for ending the year-long farmers' protest. The move is likely to improve the BJP’s prospects in the 2022 state elections
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has been demanding that Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Ajay Mishra be sacked and his son Ashish Mishra arrested in connection with the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called the incident "unfortunate" and promised strict action against those responsible.
Earlier in the day, Satish Golcha & Joint CP Jaspal Singh had also visited Jantar Mantar, which has been the chosen site by farmers to stage protests against the three farm reform laws.
The Kisan Mahapanchayat will be held at Anaj Mandi, Bagha Purana and Moga.
"We will observe a complete Bharat bandh on March 26, when our protest against the three farm laws completes four months. The peaceful bandh will remain effective from morning till evening," farmer leader Buta Singh Burjgill said.
Scores of people demonstrated in Bengaluru and Mumbai on February 15 after climate change activist Disha Ravi was arrested for circulating 'toolkit' on social media supporting months of massive protests by farmers.
It is strange that the current Congress leadership should decry the role of corporates when its own government in 1991 made the economy leapfrog, thanks to decisive liberalisation measures that unshackled entrepreneurs
The government no longer thinks it’s necessary to camouflage reforms. That is a momentous change
Azadpur Mandi is an ideal reflection of socialist and secular society.
Prime Minister defends farm reforms, says India can achieve great things if it comes together as one
Several rounds of talks between farmers with the government have failed to produce any breakthroughs. The farmers say the laws will leave them poorer and at the mercy of corporations. Their action is a major challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Police are also using drone cameras to keep a tight vigil at protest sites. Multilayered barricades, barbed wires and nail-studded roads at the protest sites are also part of the precautionary measures taken by the police force.
Mass movements are known to go off course because of the inability of its authors to always be in control of circumstances and forces at play
If the government’s strategy is to tire the farmers into returning their homes, it seems to have underestimated the trust deficit between itself and the protesting farmers
Parliamentary democracy cannot be held hostage by violent interest groups working to protect their oppressive social and political power at expense of the masses
Farmers say the legislation passed by Parliament in September will lead to the cartelisation and commercialisation of agriculture, make farmers vulnerable to corporate greed and devastate their earnings.
The three farm laws will help farmers in increasing their income and they can now sell their produce anywhere in the country and the world, Shah has said.
The Supreme Court has a well-defined role under the Indian Constitution. Its excursions beyond those boundaries have far-reaching, and counter-productive, consequences
Why is the apex court taking upon itself the burden not cast on it by the Constitution? Even if the court is moved by the plight of the farmers, it could exhort them to abjure their obstinacy in taking to the streets with alacrity
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