Farmers protest

Kheti Bachao, Loktantra Bachao Diwas: Farmers to hold demonstrations outside Raj Bhawans on June 26

Samyukta Kisan Morcha leader said, "We will protest by showing black flags at Raj Bhavans and giving memorandum to the President through the governor of each state, who is the President's representative.”

Jun 12, 2021, 11:50 AM IST

Do I require a visa to meet a Chief Minister in India?: Rakesh Tikait on his meeting with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Rakesh Tikait said, "I met CM and not a party chief. Did I meet Afghanistan President, for which I had to take Govt of India's permission? Does it require a visa to meet a CM?" 

Jun 10, 2021, 12:32 PM IST

TMC stands with farmers till all their demands are met: Mamata Banerjee after meeting BKU chief Rakesh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait further said that the protest will continue and urged the CM to focus on national issues which need attention.

Jun 09, 2021, 16:48 PM IST

Centre should have opened talks with Bengal farmers: Rakesh Tikait ahead of his meeting with CM Mamata Banerjee

Confirming his meeting with CM Banerjee, Tikait said he will meet the West Bengal CM around 3 pm on Wednesday (June 9).

Jun 09, 2021, 14:30 PM IST

Farmer unions to observe 'black day' today, top opposition parties extend support

Samkyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting unions, had announced that farmers will observe May 26 as 'Black Day' to mark the completion of six months.

May 26, 2021, 07:22 AM IST

Farm laws: Protesting farmers to observe 'Black Day' in Delhi on May 26

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said that protesting farmers will burn the effigy of the government while people can protest by putting black flags outside their homes and on their vehicles. "Is putting a black flag a crime? We are upset with somebody and we are using it as a sign (of protest)," he said. 

May 25, 2021, 23:41 PM IST

Why the 'protest politics' in the COVID era?

Farmers' protest got support from 12 opposition parties

May 24, 2021, 11:40 AM IST

Opposition supported nationwide demonstration of farmers to be held on May 26

12 major opposition parties, including Congress, supported the nationwide protests of farmer organizations sowing against the new agricultural laws on 26 May and demanded the central government to negotiate with the farmers.

May 23, 2021, 20:58 PM IST

'Resume talks on farm laws': Farmers' Union body urges PM Narendra Modi

The farmers union body Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resume talks over the three farm laws that had sparked a farmers' agitation in several parts of the country since November 2020. 

May 21, 2021, 20:48 PM IST

Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson asks farmers to postpone protest amid COVID crisis

BKU spokesperson Bhopal Singh appealed to protesting farmers to end the agitation and stand with the nation during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

May 20, 2021, 23:54 PM IST

Dharnas have made few villages COVID-19 hotspot: Haryana CM ML Khattar urges farmers to suspend their stir

Referring to farmers' movement to and from dharna sites, the Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said, "What is coming to the fore now is that because of these dharnas, this (infection) has spread."

May 14, 2021, 07:14 AM IST

6 from Delhi's Tikri border booked for abduction, gangrape of 25-year-old Bengal activist

The Haryana Police formed a SIT after the woman's father alleged she was raped when she had gone to the border point with some members of an outfit supporting the protest against the Centre's new farm laws. 

May 10, 2021, 19:45 PM IST

Protesting farmers to celebrate May 1 as Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Diwas

In the joint meeting of the SKM and Central Trade Unions that May Day would be celebrated as Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Divas on May 1.

May 01, 2021, 00:00 AM IST

Deep Sidhu granted bail in ASI case for damage to Red Fort during Republic Day violence

"I am of the considered opinion that applicant's further incarceration in the present case would bear no fruit," the judge said.

Apr 26, 2021, 12:54 PM IST

Red Fort violence: Deep Sidhu arrested again, was granted bail earlier

Deep Sidhu was arrested again by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police in a case filed by the Archaeology Department.

Apr 17, 2021, 16:50 PM IST

Farmers protest: Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala requests Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resume talks

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala said a team of three to four cabinet ministers may restart discussion with the farmers who have been camping at the Delhi borders for over 100 days.

Apr 17, 2021, 16:23 PM IST

Deep Sidhu granted bail in Delhi's Red Fort violence

The actor-activist was arrested on February 9 in connection with the Red Fort violence during a farmers' tractor parade against the Centre's three new agriculture laws.

Apr 17, 2021, 13:02 PM IST

Farmers ready to talk if Centre invites, demands remain unchanged: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said, "The talks with the government would resume from the same point where it had ended on January 22."

Apr 12, 2021, 07:15 AM IST

Won't support SKM's call to block Kundali-Manesar-Palwal highway during peak harvest season: Palwal farmers

They also said that all future calls by SKM will be supported and it is just for today`s protest that the farmers in Palwal are not taking part.

Apr 11, 2021, 23:20 PM IST

Roads should not be blocked for protests: Supreme Court

A bench comprising Justices SK Kaul and Hemant Gupta said that “we are not concerned about how you deal with the protests, but public roads should not be blocked.”

Apr 09, 2021, 21:18 PM IST