The farmers' protest over the three Central laws has been going on for over 10 months now. Recently, Lakhbir Singh, aged 35, was found dead at the farmers' protest sites. Reportedly, his legs and hands were decapitated, his body had several deep cuts, and the body was found tied to a barricade. However, Sarvajeet Singh, the accused has been sentenced to seven-day police custody.
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BJP leader Varun Gandhi on October 5 shared a video from his Twitter account and claimed it to be the video of Lakhimpur Kheri violence. He demanded action to be taken based on the video. The 25-second video shows an SUV running over the protesting farmers in UP. Notably, Congress leader Priyanka also tweeted the clip. Earlier, farmers' leaders had alleged the car belonged to Union Minister Ajay Kumar's son.
The All India Bank Officers' Confederation affiliates and local units will join in solidarity the Farmer's Protest against the three Farm Bills imposed by the NDA government. The union representative said in a statement on 20th September. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has called for all the protestors for a Bharat Bandh on September 27. The Union has also requested the Centre to re-open dialogues with the farmer representatives over the… read-more
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Delhi to witness farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar starting July 22 from 11 am to 5 pm amid the ongoing parliament Monsoon session. However, only 200 people have been allowed for demonstration and are required to strictly follow Covid-19 protocols. Farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh said, “Farmers will hold 'Kisan Sansad' at Parliament street. We will discuss the agrarian crisis, three farm laws, and MSP."
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Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Cabinet on July 16 rejected the state police's proposal to form a lawyers' panel to assist farm law cases, government sources stated. In a cabinet meeting led by Arvind Kejriwal, it was decided that the Delhi government's lawyers will be prosecutors in the farm law cases. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal is yet to approve this decision.
Gurjot Singh, an accused of the Red Fort violence case, has been arrested by a special cell of Delhi Police from Amritsar in Punjab. However, 43 different cases were registered against him & a reward of Rs 1 Lakh over his arrest. Besides, more than 150 protester's arrests were done under the Republic day violence case. Reportedly, these protesters broke the barricades and vandalized government properties.
With the upcoming 2022 elections, Punjab is witnessing the issue of strikes across many governmental departments. Along with the farmers' protests and few ongoing dharnas, the contractual government sweepers have been on a strike since June 13. The power engineers are protesting under the banner of PSEB since June 7. The Revenue officials are on an inter-departmental strike, after their clerical staff came back from one.
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BTwitter has ‘geo-restrcited’ the account of Canadian-Punjabi singer Jazzy B. The action came after the government sent a legal notice claiming that the accounts posted censorious content against PM Modi. Twitter said, if the content is determined illegal in a particular jurisdiction, without violating Twitter rules, we may withhold the access in the India only. Notably, showing solidarity with the protesting farmers, the singer even visited… read-more
Samyukta Kisan Morcha on behalf of farmers unions protesting at Delhi borders on April 21 denied the allegations on blocking oxygen carrying vehicles for COVID-19 patients. The union termed it as 'false propaganda' and emphasized that no ambulance or essential services vehicles have been stopped. Earlier, BJP MP Pravesh Verma on April 20, alleged that oxygen transportation was hampered due to road blockade by protestors at Delhi’s… read-more
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on March 22 stated that the Road Transport ministry has suffered a toll collection loss of Rs 815 crore owing to the ongoing farmers' protest. While the loss was recorded highest in Punjab (Rs 487Cr), Haryana (Rs 326Cr) and Rajasthan (Rs 1.4Cr) were next in the list. However, no such losses were reported in other states. Gadkari asserted that Rajasthan and Punjab officials have been asked to ensure proper toll… read-more
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