LIVE: 200 farmers hold 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar

Farmers who have been protesting at Delhi borders were permitted to hold a demonstration with limited numbers at Jantar Mantar in the national capital from 11 am upto 5 pm daily beginning Thursday. Delhi Police has put in place extensive arrangements to ensure that the protest programme remains peaceful.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 14:48
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New Delhi: Farmers who have been protesting at Delhi borders held a demonstration with limited numbers at Jantar Mantar from 11 am upto 5 pm daily beginning Thursday. Delhi Police has put in place extensive arrangements to ensure that the protest programme remains peaceful.

The farmers' unions had announced that they will hold a 'Kisan Parliament' at Jantar Mantar during the Monsoon Session from July 22. 

On Wednesday, the farmers were granted permission to stage a protest at Jantar Mantar, however, they are not allowed to go near the Parliament. 

The police said they are not taking any chances after the January 26 Red Fort violence and have made suitable arrangements. Check posts and police barricades have been put up in multiple places. 

Stay with Zee News for LIVE uodates on Farmers' Protest at Jantar Mantar: 

 

28 July 2021, 14:48 PM

Lok Sabha has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (A) Bill, 2021. House adjourned till 3pm.

22 July 2021, 19:30 PM

Protesting farmer leaders said that they intend to continue with the `Kisan Sansad` at Jantar Mantar till August 13, the last day of the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament.

22 July 2021, 18:14 PM

I strongly condemn the attack on the journalist. Action should be taken against the attacker, no matter which organization, be it police or govt, the person belongs to. We'll ensure that action is taken and such incidents don't happen again: Farmer leader Shiv Kumar Kakka

22 July 2021, 18:14 PM

Some people were making videos and verbally abusing media (in Delhi today). After a scuffle, a man hit me on my head with a light stand. He had ID of some sort that said Kisan Media. Not sure if he was a farmer but it appeared he was biased towards farmers: Journalist Narendra Gosain

22 July 2021, 17:38 PM

Congress MPs staged a protest inside the Parliament complex in support of protesting farmers and demanded that three new agriculture laws of the Centre be withdrawn.

22 July 2021, 17:38 PM

We suspect that farmer leaders are among those being snooped upon by government: Shiv Kumar Kakka

22 July 2021, 17:37 PM

Hooligans are the ones who have nothing. It is wrong to make such remarks for farmers. We are farmers, not hooligans. Farmers are 'anndatas' of the land: Rakesh Tikait, BKU leader

22 July 2021, 17:00 PM

They are not farmers, they are hooligans. These are criminal acts. What happened on January 26 was also shameful criminals activities. Opposition promoted such activities: Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi on the alleged attack on a media person at 'Farmers' Parliament' today

22 July 2021, 16:58 PM

Farmers' representatives aren't allowed to raise the issue in Parliament. Ministers claim to discuss with farmers but they are not willing to do so. Shiromani Akali Dal will continue to fight for farmers: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

22 July 2021, 16:58 PM

Farmers are protesting at Delhi border for 8 months. Over 500 farmers have died. Yet the govt did not see their condition at borders. They say that the laws will not be repealed. What's the point in talks?: Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal

22 July 2021, 14:36 PM

The purpose of coming to Jantar Mantar is to make the government understand that agricultural laws should be discussed in Indian Parliament. The peasant movement is being discussed in the Parliament of England, in the Parliament of New Zealand just not in our Parliament: Yogendra Yadav 

 

22 July 2021, 14:34 PM

"Every farmer Union will send three protesters daily to Jantar Mantar making it a total of 200 protesters. Farmers will come daily from today till August 13. Just like the Parliament, the 'Kisan Sanad' too will reject the farmers bill, a Speaker and Deputy Speaker will also be appointed," said Hanan Mollah, farmer leader.

22 July 2021, 14:30 PM

"The purpose of coming here at Jantar Mantar is to inform that the farmers are against the three agricultural laws," Yogendra Yadav told Zee News.

22 July 2021, 14:17 PM

Farmers will run their own Parliament. Members of Parliament (MPs), irrespective of their parties, will be criticised in their constituencies if they don't raise voice for farmers in the House: Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait

22 July 2021, 14:15 PM

Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait reaches Jantar Mantar as farmers begin their protest against Central Government's three farm laws.

22 July 2021, 13:59 PM

A cameraman at Jantar Mantar was attacked by a farmer using the former's camera stand. As per the victim, the farmer was abusing the media and when the protester was confronted he attacked the mediaperson. The cameraman received injuries on his arm, he is undergoing treatment at Delhi's RML Hospital.

22 July 2021, 13:42 PM

There are reports that media persons have been attacked by farmers during the ongoing protest, though an official comfirmation is awaited. 

22 July 2021, 12:07 PM

Country has witnessed that these farm laws are beneficial & are in favour of farmers. We have had discussions about these laws. If they express their issues with the laws point-wise, we can discuss it: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

22 July 2021, 10:51 AM

"We have held 11th round of talks with the farmers' union, now they have to decide what path they choose to take," Narendra Singh Tomar tells Zee News.

22 July 2021, 10:50 AM

Parliament is just 150 metres away from Jantar Mantar. We will hold our own Parliament sessions there. What do we have to do with hooliganism? Are we miscreants?: BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait on being asked about arrangements to tackle situations like January 26 violence at Red Fort. (ANI) 

22 July 2021, 10:48 AM

Narendra Singh Tomar appeals farmers to resume talks over farm laws

22 July 2021, 10:08 AM

We have placed preventive arrangements to avoid the entry of any miscreant at the Tikri border. The arrangement has been put in place as they (farmers) haven't received permission to hold protest here: Parvinder Singh, DCP, Outer District. (ANI)

22 July 2021, 09:54 AM

22 July 2021, 08:51 AM

Our next stop will be Uttar Pradesh, BJP's heartland. Our UP mission will begin on Sept 5. We'll totally isolate BJP. There is no alternative other than to repeal three farm laws. We are ready for talks: Prem Singh Bhangu (in Pic 1), Farmer leader at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border. (ANI)

22 July 2021, 08:20 AM

22 July 2021, 08:15 AM

Security tightens at Jantar Mantar ahead of a farmers' protest against three farm laws amid monsoon session of Parliament.

22 July 2021, 08:14 AM

Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait leaves for Singhu border.

22 July 2021, 08:12 AM

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said he along with eight others (protesting farmers) will leave for Singhu border, and then will go to Jantar Mantar. "We will hold 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar. We will monitor Parliament proceedings," he said. (ANI)