The Supreme Court on October 21 said farmers protesting at Delhi borders against the three farm laws have the right to agitate but they cannot block the roads indefinitely. The decision comes after a resident from Noida complained of delays in daily commuting. However, the top court has asked the farmer union to respond in this case within three weeks and posted the matter for December.
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Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on October 16 expressed sadness over the alleged killing of a man near Singhu border. He said that the incident is unfortunate, but it will not affect the farmers' protest against the three farm laws. Earlier on October 15, a body of a man, with hands and legs chopped off, was found near Singhu border at a farmers’ protest site.
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Rakesh Tikait, the leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), stated that it was "unfortunate" that Lakhbir Singh was killed near the Singhu border. He further stated that the incident will not affect the farmers' protest against the farm laws. Earlier, Lakhbir Singh was found dead with his hands and legs chopped off and hanged on a police barricade at the farmers' protest site, near the Singhu border.
Mutilated body of a man, with hands and legs chopped off, was found near farmers’ protest site at the Singhu border in the early hours of October 15. The man was brutally murdered and his body found was found tied to a police barricade. the gruesome incident has caused huge outrage among the farmers. An FIR has been registered against an unknown person. More details are awaited.
While answering a question at Harvard Kennedy School, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on October 13 said the Lakhimpur violence, where the farmers were killed, is ''absolutely condemnable''. Reportedly, she was asked why Prime Minister doesn't give his reaction on the incident. However, she stated that similar problems occur in other parts of India so questions should also be raised there without any political agenda.
Shops in Maharashtra will be closed in support of farmers in Uttar Pradesh on October 11, as the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has declared a bandh. The Mumbai Police Department has devised a strategy to guarantee that the bandh does not cause citizens any trouble. Everything will be shut, except for vital services, as per the state government. The Agricultural Produce Market Committee, commonly known as the sabzi mandi, will be closed… read-more
In the latest development of the Lakhimpur violence case, the Uttar Pradesh government has on October 4 said that the compensation of Rs 45 lakh and a government job would be provided to the bereaved families of four farmers who died during the protest. Moreover, the injured ones will receive Rs 10 lakh. Reportedly, around eight people lost their lives among which four of them were BJP workers.
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In the biggest development in UP, Congress's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi was put under house arrest in Sitapur on the morning of October 4. Reportedly, she was going to meet the family of four farmers who allegedly died after a car of the state Home Minister Ajay Misra's son ran over them in Lakhimpur Kheri. Furthermore, the government has also deployed PAC outside former CM Akhilesh Yadav's house.
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Thousands of farmers have protested against the three controversial farm laws by gathering outside the residence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal khattar on October 2. Meanwhile, police, developed with tear gas vehicles, tried to disperse them using water cannons. A day Earlier, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait also warned against the protest as the centre said they'd not buy Kharif, paddy from Punjab and Haryana till October 11.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, on September 27, asked the Centre to consider the demands of farmers protesting against the three farm laws. Kejriwal said, "farmers are being forced to protest and call for Bharat Bandh again and again to raise their demands. Their demands are legitimate, and the Centre should consider them." Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party has also extended support to the farmers' Bharat Bandh call on September 27.
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