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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…

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 seeking revocation of three contentious agricultural laws introduced by the Government of India (GoI), farmers camped at Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border claimed to have captured a man who says he was part of a 10-member team ‘trained to incite violence’ during the planned tractor rally on January 26 and ‘kill farmer leaders’ ahead of the day. The man, who said he was trained by a police official to…

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned Baldev Singh Sirsa, president of the Lok Bhalai lnsaf Welfare Society (LBIWS)-one of the farmers’ unions participating in talks with the Government of India (GoI)- in connection with a case registered against a leader of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), India Today reported. Baldev Singh Sirsa has been summoned for questioning on January 17. Quoting NIA sources, the report said that he has been called as a…

New Delhi: Day after the Supreme Court of India suspended the newly enacted controversial agriculture laws and said a committee of agricultural experts would be formed to take over negotiations with farmers to end the crisis, farmer unions have said that they would not participate in the consultation process. The unions, according to a report by The Indian Express maintained that they would only settle for the repeal of the laws, and their protest would…

New Delhi: In a major blow to the Government of India, the country’s Supreme Court has put on hold the farm laws enacted in September last year forcing thousands of farmers to protest against the government’s move. The top court also said a committee of agricultural experts would be formed to take over negotiations with farmers to end the crisis, NDTV reported. Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde has said: “We are staying three…

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…

New Delhi: Lashing out at the BJP led government of India, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday accused it of trying to intimidate commission agents known as Arhityas supporting the farmers who are protesting against its new agricultural laws. Quoting Singh, a report by a Delhi-based news organisation NDTV, said that income tax raids against some Punjab Arhtiyas was an obvious pressure tactic to curb their democratic right and freedom and that these oppressive…

New Delhi: Amid protests by farmers in outskirts of Delhi demanding revocation of three farm laws passed by the Parliament of India this year in September, Shiromani Akali Dal President and former Dy CM of Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal, said that BJP is the real “TukdeTukdeGang” in the country and that it has “smashed national unity into pieces”. https://twitter.com/officeofssbadal/status/1338783967558844416?s=20 Badal, who is also a member of parliament, accused BJP of “shamelessly inciting Hindus against Muslims”…

Punjab: Terming the statement of Sukhbir Singh Badal, the president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, ”utter buffoonery”, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that “he was neither spineless nor a traitor like Badals”. In a statement, Amarinder Singh said in reaction to Sukhbir Badal’s remarks on ED cases against his family: “The Badals, who were totally cornered over their betrayal of the farmers, had clearly pressed all the panic buttons in their desperation to…