Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on December 3, in a press meet confirmed the data of deceased farmers, who protested the "Three Farm Laws". He said, "We have 403 people who Govt of Punjab has compensated Rs 5 lakh each & has given jobs to 152." The INC also claimed that third list is available publically with details of deceased farmers. Government denied to have any data of farmers, said Gandhi.
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Priyanka Gandhi, Congress general secretary in authority of Uttar Pradesh, travelled to Lalitpur by train on October 29 to visit families of farmers who perished as a consequence of a fertilizer scarcity. She told them that she would comply with their requests. Congress stated, the whole state of Bundelkhand, including Lalitpur, is suffering from extreme fertilizer scarcity. One farmer killed himself, while another died waiting in line for… read-more
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Akhilesh Yadav, former CM of Uttar Pradesh paid a visit to the family of a farmer (Daljit Singh) who was killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Yadav demanded the resignation of Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ajay Mishra Teni. "Untill the resignation is done, justice will not be given to these victims' families," he stated. He further stated that since Supreme Court has taken cognizance, justice will be delivered.
Raman Kashyap, son of Ram-Dulare-Kashyap, was killed in the violence that occurred at Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3. He spent the evening making desperate calls to find his son after discovering that a vehicle had driven over many people and bullets had been fired at the scene of a farmers' protest in Tikoniya that Raman was reporting. Police then informed Ram that his body had been transported to a morgue.
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Former Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on 30th September in Delhi. The duo held deliberations over Punjab border security amid political turmoil in the state, sources suggest. Captain on 29th September also had a word with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, where the two discussed the Farm laws and possible ways to halt the 11 month long Framer's protest.
The proposal for Bharat Bandh on September 27 by Samyukt Kisan Morcha, to mark one anniversary of the three controversial agricultural-laws receiving Presidential assent, has received widespread support from all parts of society, especially political parties. All government and private offices, educational and other institutions, stores, factories, and commercial enterprises, will be closed across the nation from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. All… read-more
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Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan stated that farmers' protests against Central Agriculture Laws have turned political. He said, "farmers will protest against BJP in UP & Punjab. But they will not protest in Haryana since there are no elections set to take place there." Since November 2020, farmers are protesting in the Delhi periphery, with demand to repeal the agri-laws.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on August 31 tweeted against Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh's government for instigating farmer protests in the national capital. The Haryana CM outlined a number of development initiatives his government has undertaken for welfare of farmers in the state, emphasizing his commitment to helping farmers. According to Singh, administration of Khattar is anti-farmer, and Haryana has permitted "criminal assault"… read-more
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Demanding to clear the sugarcane dues and increase the crop price, farmers in Punjab have staged a protest blocking the highway and railway track in Punjab's Jalandhar on August 21. ''If the government doesn't hold talks with us by today evening, then we'll give Punjab Bandh call,'' said MS Rai BKU-Doaba. Earlier on August 20, the farmers staged the protest against the state government for an indefinite period.
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Haryana Police and protesting farmers have reached an impasse with hundreds moving into the Sadar Police Station and even erected tents on the premises. Interestingly, one farmer brought his cow to the protest claiming that there was no one available to look after her. The protesters were demanding the release of two associates who were arrested during a protest in front of an MLA's house on June 1.
Courtesy: The Indian Express