Samyukt Kisan Morcha

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Samyukt Kisan Morcha Issues Guidelines For 'Bharat Bandh' On Sept 27

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) protesting against three farms laws has issued guidelines for Bharat Bandh to be held on September 27, starting from 6 AM to 4 PM. Farmer union promised to keep a peaceful protest. During protest offices, markets, schools, colleges are not allowed to function, but emergency services will be allowed to avoid inconvenience to public. SKM will hold a preparatory meeting on September 20. 

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 - 01:37 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Samyukt Kisan Morcha, Farmers, Central Government, Farm Bill

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Farmers protesting at Singhu Border

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Haryana Farmer Dies Due To Cardiac Arrest; Investigation Underway

Manoj Sharma, a 37-year-old farmer has died due to cardiac arrest near KFC mall at Singhu border on September 15. He belonged to Sonepat's Khanpur Kalan village, Haryana. The 37-year-old had been proactive during the November 2020 protest of farmers encircling Delhi outskirts. He also attended the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's maha-panchayat at Muzaffarnagar in UP. However, the police have filed a case under Section 174 of CrPc.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 12:10 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Singhu Border, Farmers, Farm Bill, Section 174, Cardiac arrest

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Farmers' Protests

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Labourers To Join Farmers In Nationwide Rail Blockade On March 13

As labourers have also joined the ongoing farmers’ protest, the farm unions have announced a nationwide rail blockade on March 13. Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Darshan Pal Singh stated, “This is our next move to intensify the ongoing protest." He added that, together with labourers, they will also protest against corporatisation and privatisation. Singh further expressed his helplessness towards the internet shutdown and FIRs against… read-more

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 11:45 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Rail Blockade, Farmer Unions, labourers, Farmers' Protest, Farm Bill

Courtesy: India Today

Virat Kohli on farmers' protest

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Virat Says Team Discussed On Going Farmers' Protests In Meetings

Indian captain Virat Kohli said that the team had engaged in a discussion the ongoing farmers' protests issue in the team meeting. In the pre-series the media interaction ahead of the England Test at Chepauk, Virat stated that the team "briefly" debated the matter. He added, "we do talk about it, and everyone has expressed what they had to say". The four-match Test series would commence on February 5.

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 08:38 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Virat Kohli, Farmers' Protest, Farm Bill, Indian Cricketer

Courtesy: NDTV News

Rakesh Tikait

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Farmer's Protest Might Last Till October: BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait

Farmer’s leader Rakesh Tikait on February 2 claimed that the ongoing protests might continue till October as they will not return until the three laws are taken back. Reportedly, the announcement came after the Bhartiya Kisan Union's Tikait met Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. Besides, Tikait said our slogan is – “kanoon wapsi nahi, to ghar wapsi nahi.” Moreover, Tikait claimed the Republic Day violence was done to portray farmers as… read-more

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - 05:40 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Farmers' Protest, rakesh tikait, Bhartiya Kisan Union, Farm Bill

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Nationwide road block

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Farmers To Stage Nationwide 'Chakka Jam' On February 6

Farmers' union Samyukta Kisan Morcha on February 1 announced to stage a nationwide 'chakka jam' on February 6 to stand against the internet ban along the farm protest site. Reportedly, the farmers will block the state and national highways across the nation for three hours, stressing on revocation of the three farm laws. Addressing the meeting, the leaders also discussed on the farmers' arrests at R-Day tractor rally and barricading of roads… read-more

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - 11:02 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Farmers' Protest, Nationwide Protest, road block, Farm Bill

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Narendra Modi

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PM Modi Stresses On Farm Laws Deferment Offer At All-Party Meet

PM Narendra Modi stressed on the Centre’s offer to defer the farm laws for 18 months in the pre-budget all-party meet called on January 30. Saying that the government is just a "phone call away” for talks with farmers, he expressed the Centre's commitment towards ending the impasse with a dialogue. As for violence at the Red Fort on the Republic Day, he said the "law will take its own course."

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 06:01 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Narendra Modi, All-Party Meet, Union Budget 2021, Farm Bill, Farmers' Protest

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Supreme Court panel-farmers first meeting

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SC Panel Defers Meeting With Farmers To Jan 29 Amid Traffic Restrictions

Owing to the traffic restrictions in the capital, the scheduled meeting between farmers' union and the Supreme Court-appointed committee has been postponed to January 29. The Delhi Police have imposed travel restrictions after the January 26 tractor parade tuned violent. Reportedly, the committee that met with farmers associations from eight states on January 21, had invited others to meet on January 27. The panel also said meeting with… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 09:47 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Farmers' Protest, Supreme Court, Farm Bill, Delhi

Courtesy: India Today

Representational image

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Ten Senior BJP Leaders From Punjab Quit Party, Join SAD

In an interesting turn of political events, ten of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leaders from Punjab's Malwa region on January 15 defected to join the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). The resignation was tabled as a protest against the Centre's recently promulgated "anti-farmer" legislations. Besides, the SAD leaders said that some more BJP leaders are willing to leave their camp to join the Akali Dal in coming days. 

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 - 12:58 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: BJP Leader, Shiromani Akali Dal, Farm Bill, Protests

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Farmers' representatives

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Farmers Thank Supreme Court But Reject Idea Of Committee For Resolution

Calling the Centre's attitude as "stubborn", the protesting farmers have refused to take part in a committee suggested by the Supreme Court for the issues' resolution. However, they thanked the apex court for halting the implementation of the Centre's three farm laws for the time being. Earlier, the three-judge bench headed by CJI SA Bobde on January 11 had criticized the government and asked to break the impasse by creating a committee.

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 10:26 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Supreme Court, Centre, Farmers' Protest, Farm Bill

Courtesy: The Telegraph