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‘Farmer leaders claim numbers are much higher than police estimate’ New Delhi: Amid the ongoing farmers agitation against the Government of India (GoI) introduced farm laws, top officers of Haryana police estimate the presence of around 40,000 “committed supporters” from Punjab and Haryana at Singhu and Tikri borders even after the passing of nearly four months since the agitation shifted to Delhi late November last year. At ground level in Haryana, the farmers are busy…

New Delhi: Farmers protesting against the Government of India introduced three agricultural laws, have started raising Pucca brick-and-cement structures on the highways at Singhu and Tikri. Both construction sites fall on the Haryana side of the border. While work has stopped midway at Singhu, it’s yet to halt at Tikri. Those raising the structures say they are preparing for the harsh summer months, Indian Express reported. The report said that at Tikri border, the first…

New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) has been continuously trying to resolve issues of protesting farmers through talks, the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday at the all-party meeting ahead of the Budget Session, news agency PTI reported. So far, GoI and farm leaders met more than ten times to resolve the issue; however, all the discussions have turned futile. Earlier, the GoI proposed to submit an affidavit in Supreme Court for…

New Delhi: Farmers protesting at the three sites at Delhi’s borders are holding a day-long fast, between 9 am and 5 pm, as they observe ‘Sadbhavna Divas’ to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, The Indian Express reported. “We appeal to everyone in the country to join us in observing fast on January 30,” a Kisan Ekta Morcha leader said during a press conference on Friday. The farmer leaders also slammed the ruling BJP…

Jammu: The former chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that the violence in New Delhi on January 26 was aimed to defame the farmers and the government of India must repeal the laws immediately. In a brief interaction with reporters outside the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) office in Jammu, PDP Chief said that January 26 is celebrated as the constitution day but some laws have been…

New Delhi: Following the clashes and massive tractor parade on January 26 in Delhi, farmers protesting over GoI’s three contentious farm laws on Wednesday said they have suspended plans for a march to parliament next Monday (February 1) when India’s annual budget will be unveiled. The farmers have also held “miscreants” and “agents of the government” responsible for the violent clashes. During the violent clashes, one death and many injuries were also reported after a…

New Delhi: Following the clashes between protesting farmers and police on January 26, Delhi Police is reportedly going to issue a lookout circular against the farmers’ leaders named in the 25 FIRs. The leaders will also be asked to surrender their passports, reported news agency PTI. Over 30 leaders, who have been in talks with the GoI for the last two months over the three farm laws, were booked for ‘rioting, criminal conspiracy, attempt to…

Mumbai: Amid protests by farmers in Delhi outskirts against three contentious farm laws passed by the parliament of India in September 2020, thousands of farmers from 21 districts of Maharashtra gathered at Nashik on Saturday and are marching to cover the 180 kilometres to state capital Mumbai, where they will hold a massive rally Monday at the city’s iconic Azad Maidan. The Rajya Sabha Member and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, whose party is…

Karnataka: In solidarity with the protesting farmers at Delhi borders seeking revocation of three contentious agricultural laws introduced by the Government of India (GoI), farmers in Karnataka have planned a massive tractor rally in Bengaluru on Republic Day. The farmer unions have planned a tractor rally on January 26 comprising tens of thousands of farmers to push for the repeal of the three laws. According to a report by The Indian Express, there would be…

New Delhi: Amid protests by farmers at Delhi borders against farm laws passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Government of India (GoI) whether it would pause the implementation of three controversial farm laws at the core of massive farmer protests near Delhi, saying the situation had gone worse. “Tell us whether you will put the laws on hold or else we will do it. What’s…