Tag: Farmers protest

‘Dear POTUS…,’ tweets farmer leader ahead of Joe Biden’s meeting with Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday appealed to Indians living in the US to hold a protest during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme in New York on Saturday in support of the 10-month-long farmers’ agitation at Delhi’s borders. He also urged US President Joe Biden to focus on concerns of […]

Farmers’ national convention to mark 9 months of protest begins at Singhu border

NEW DELHI: The national convention by farmers to mark completion of nine months of their agitation against the three contentious farm laws began at the Singhu border on Thursday. The two-day-event that will see participation from 1,500 delegates across organisations of farmers, women, youth, and labourers, is aimed at intensification and expansion of the ongoing […]

Kisan Sansad: Farmers plan to carry on protest till August 13

NEW DELHI: Protesting farmer leaders said on Thursday that they intend to continue with the ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the national capital till August 13, the day the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament comes to an end. On Wednesday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had given permission to the […]

RLD to build memorial for farmers who died during protests against Centre’s new farm laws

LUCKNOW: In a bid to resonate closely with the farming community ahead of next year’s Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) is planning to construct a memorial in western UP’s Meerut to pay respects to farmers who had died during protests against the Centre’s new farm laws. Aptly named ‘Kisan Balidan Smarak’, the […]

Farmers’ protest unites Muslims, Jats, Gurjar in West Uttar Pradesh

MUZAFFARNAGAR: The communal divide that was created in the Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013, is now filling up with the ongoing farmers’ agitation. Muslims, along with Jats and Gurjars, are slowly wiping off differences and joining hands for the ongoing farmers’ agitation. “The communal differences are now history. Farming is our profession and the problems we […]

Farmers prepared to protest till May 2024 against Narendra Modi’s new farm laws

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said farmers are prepared to protest against the (Narendra Modi government )Centre’s new farm laws “till May 2024”, and termed the ongoing agitation by peasants at Delhi borders as an “ideological revolution”. Addressing a press conference in Nagpur, Tikait said they want a legal […]

Rahul Gandhi seeks public support for campaign in favour of farmers

NEW DELHI: Asking people to join the farmers’ “satyagraha” against the Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke out in support of the ongoing protests and against rising fuel prices in the country. The Congress is observing the day as Kisan Adhikar Divas and will take out protest marches in all state capitals. […]

Modi government should scrap new farm laws: Shiv Sena

NEW DELHI: The Shiv Sena on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the sentiments of protesting farmers and scrap new controversial farm laws, and said he will “grow bigger” in stature by doing so. An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ also accused the Centre of trying to end the farmers’ protest […]

Farmer leaders welcome Supreme Court verdict staying implementation of 3 agriculture laws, but say protest to continue

NEW DELHI: Farmer leaders welcomed the Supreme Court order to stay the implementation of three farm laws on Tuesday, but said they would not call off their protest until the legislations are repealed. The Sankyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of around 40 protesting farmer unions, has called a meeting later in the day to […]

At this stage, farmers’ protest should be allowed to continue: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday unequivocally pronounced that it will not interfere with the farmers’ protest as the right to protest is fundamental right, but emphasised on forming a committee comprising independent and impartial persons, including domain experts, to resolve the impasse between Centre and farmers unions. A bench headed by Chief Justice […]

North Delhi ground becomes epicentre of farmers’ protest

NEW DELHI/ CHANDIGARH: Hundreds of farmers entered the national capital on Friday to hold peaceful protest at a north Delhi ground after facing tear gas and water cannons and clashing with security personnel while thousands remained at border points, undecided whether to go to the demonstration site identified by police. The day witnessed police using […]

Rift in NDA in Rajasthan as Nagaur Lok Sabha MP supports farmers protest

JAIPUR: Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal, convenor of the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party that is part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), on Thursday said that the central government should lend its ear to the farmers and roll back the farm laws passed in Parliament recently. In his tweet, Beniwal said, “The central government needs to withdraw […]

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