Hundreds of farmers started protesting against the Central Government and blocked the highway to Delhi. The protest was due to dissatisfaction over the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and the relief given to them for sunflower crops. Farmers from Haryana, Punjab and other regions gathered together and raised slogans "MSP Dilao, Kisan Bachao". Notably, the protest came after Government released Rs 29.13 crore as interim 'bharpai (relief… read-more
The Delhi police have tightened security at Jantar Mantar, Ghaziabad and Singhu border, amid farmers' protest. Notably, on August 22, farmers are scheduled to hold protests against unemployment, due to which, the Uttar Pradesh and Delhi Police have been on alert. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has called for a 75-hour sit-in protest in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh against the Central government over pending demands, including unemployment.
The K Chandrashekar Rao-led-Telangana Government canceled the land pooling process for the development of the Outer Ring Road (ORR) in Warangal. The decision was taken after a meeting Urban Development department. Notably, TRS Government proposed to acquire 21,510 acre of land in 28 villages of Warangal farmers, but amid protest, they withdrew the orders. The… read-more
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Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra's son Ashish Mishra, has been released on bail after fulfilling conditions laid down by Allahabad High Court, on February 15. Reportedly, the bail was granted and conditions were stated a week before the release. Ashish Mishra has been jailed since October, 2020 for his involvement in the Lakhimpur Kheri Violence case, which witnessed the killing of four farmers.
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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, appeared before the Mumbai Police, on December 23. She visited in relation to the FIR against her recent comments against farmers'. In an Instagram post, Ranaut called protesting farmers as "Khalistani," following which a FIR was registered with the Khar Police Station, to give statement. After missing several summon notices, this is the first time Kangana Ranaut appeared before the police.
The farmers, protesting against the Central Government, announced to suspend agitation, on December 9. Farmers' Union leader Gurnam Singh Charuni addressed the media and said, "we will hold a review meeting on January 15. If government does not fulfill its promises, we could resume our agitation." The farmers announced to vacate the protest site on December 11, after it received written confirmation to discuss the Minimum Support Price (MSP)… read-more
Rahul Gandhi, the INC leader on December 7, raised the farmers' issues in the Lok Sabha session. He asked the BJP led Central Government to release compensation for the farmers, who lost lives, protesting against the "Three Farm Laws" which have been withdrawn. Besides, he questioned the Modi Government over the missing reports of deceased farmers. Notably, approximately 700 farmers from Haryana, Punjab, and UP died while protesting.
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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, on November 29, tabled the Three Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, which was passed by Rajya Sabha. With this, the bill has officially been approved by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and will now be sent to the President for his assent. The bill is termed as a winning moment for the farmers who protested against the three farm laws for a year.
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To mark the one year of the farmers' movement against the three farm laws, Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) is organising protests in various states, on November 26. At Delhi borders, thousands of farmers will reportedly come and protest. Farmers of states such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Bihar will join rallies planned by SKM. Notably, PM Narendra Modi already announced that the Centre will repeal the laws.
The date for repealing the three farm laws would be announced after the due procedure, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on November 23. ''Agriculture Ministry is the nodal ministry, they're doing what's required,'' added Joshi. Notably, PM Narendra Modi already announced that his government has decided to repeal the laws. The Government is expected to bring a bill to repeal the laws before listing them in Parliament.
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