Kisan Andolan 2020, Farmers Protest in Delhi News Updates: BJP Chief JP Nadda today said that the government was just a call away and ready to talk whenever farmers wanted.”Our proposal still stands. What happened on January 26, it was our sympathetic attitude that Police didn’t take action as they are our people. Government dealt with it while trying to see no untoward incident takes place,” he said.
Earlier, Delhi Police Special CP Praveer Ranjan said that the crime branch was examining who all were involved in actual violations, including leaders, who had given undertaking for tractor parade on fixed route, didn’t abide by it. “We are probing role of main leaders in route violations.” He further said that there was no coordination issue with Punjab Police, though police haven’t been able to arrest Deep Sidhu. “Hopefully, he will be traced soon. Be it politicians or their followers, probe will proceed ahead on basis of evidence and action will be taken against them,” he said.
Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Rakesh Tikait today said that Mahapanchayats will be held across the country over the farm laws. Presently, he is in Jind where a Mahapanchayat is underway. He said such panchayats will be held across the country until the government accepts farmers’ demands. Tikait yesterday said that the protest will not end before October.
BJP Chief JP Nadda on farmers protests: “We are a call away and ready to talk whenever farmers want, our proposal still stands. What happened on January 26, it was our sympathetic attitude that Police didn’t take action as they’re our people. Government dealt with it while trying to see no untoward incident takes place.”
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Farmers protests: The stage on which Bharatiya Kisan Union (Arajnaitik) leader Rakesh Tikait and other farmer leaders were standing, collapsed in Jind, Haryana. A ‘Mahapanchayat’ is underway in Jind.
Haryana: Bharatiya Kisan Union (Arajnaitik) leader Rakesh Tikait reaches Jind where a ‘Mahapanchayat’ is underway.
Delhi Police Special CP Praveer Ranjan says the crime branch is examining who all were involved in actual violations, including leaders, who had given undertaking for tractor parade on fixed route, didn’t abide by it. ‘We are probing role of main leaders in route violations. There is no coordination issue with Punjab Police, though we haven’t been able to arrest Deep Sidhu. Hopefully, he will be traced soon. Be it politicians or their followers, probe will proceed ahead on basis of evidence and action will be taken against them.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: We are issuing a list of 115 people who have been arrested after January 26 violence and are kept in various Delhi jails. I hope it helps people looking for their family members who went missing after participating in Kisan Andolan on January 26.
Farmers protests: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain clutch of petitions demanding investigations into the tractor rally violence in the national capital on Republic Day.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra: Farmers’ stir is an experiment. If it’s successful, then people will start protests against CAA-NRC, Article 370 and Ram Temple. Nobody has been able to explain ‘what’s so black about the black law’ (farm laws). These protests are based on assumptions:
Farmers protests: A delegation of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha yesterday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and urged him for a judicial inquiry into the alleged “conspiracy” against farmers protesting Centre’s farm laws. The Morcha leaders in a press conference said the Delhi government informed them that 115 farmers arrested by police were in Tihar jail, and they demanded formation of a medical board to examine them. “The leaders of Samyukt Kisan Morcha met CM Arvind Kejriwal today to discuss the issue of farmers lodged in jails of Delhi and missing persons in connection with farmers protest. The Delhi government has shared the detailed list of 115 farmers lodged in Delhi’s jails. CM Kejriwal assured the farm leaders full support in their fight for justice,” the city government said in a statement. The Morcha leaders said the Samyukt Kisan Morcha formed a legal team on Monday and started working to assist those who were missing or lodged in jail. The legal team met Kejriwal and other leaders on Tuesday and demanded the release of farmers lodged in jails. The delegation included Prem Singh Bhangu, Rajinder Singh Deep Singh Wala, Inderjit Singh and Harpal Singh Mundal.
The Congress today atacked for beifing up the security of Delhi borders following violence on Republic Day.
Farmers protests: Continued internet suspension in areas on Delhi’s outskirts, barricading and installation of barbed wires around protest sites by the Centre will not create a conducive atmosphere for talks over contentious new laws, a farmer leader said on Tuesday. Joginder Singh Ugraha of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmers unions protesting farm laws, said this at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border where he reached with hundreds of supporters to meet Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait. Ghazipur, the camping site of protests led by BKU since November, has virtually turned into a fortress with multi-layer barricading, concertina wires coming up around the site and deployment of large number of security personnel to prevent protestors’ movement to Delhi. Internet continues to remain suspended at protest sites on Delhi’s borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, disconnecting protestors from accessing social media, among other online forums.
“The credit for saving this movement goes to Rakesh Tikait who has thwarted government’s attempts to end it. The way government has suspended Internet, disrupted water supply, set up barricades and barbed wires around protest sites today, this will not create a conducive atmosphere for talks,” Singh said, according to a statement sent by BKU’s media in-charge Dharmendra Malik.
Later, Tikait credited the youth coming in from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh with saving the protest. He lauded their support for arriving at Ghazipur overnight when the agitation had started losing its momentum after the Republic Day violence in Delhi. “Young men from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh had come here in large numbers at 2 in the night. Their love and belief has saved this movement,” said the 51-year-old BKU spokesperson, whose emotional appeal last week turned the tide in farmers’ favour.He also wondered at the government’s approach towards the vexing issue over suspension of internet, enhanced security installations, disruption of water supply and removal of mobile toilets from protest sites. “There is no place for depriving citizens of basic rights in a democracy,” Tikait said, hours after meeting Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who came to extend support of his party and Maharashtra government to the peasants’ movement. (PTI)
Delhi Police have announced cash reward of Rs 1 lakh each for information leading to arrest of Deep Sidhu, Jugraj Singh, Gurjot Singh and Gurjant Singh, and Rs 50,000 each for arrest of Jajbir Singh, Buta Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Iqbal Singh for their alleged involvement in January 26 violence.
Farmers protest: Cement barriers, barbed wire, spikes on roads and policemen in large numbers dominated farmers’ protest sites on the city’s borders yesterday as the Opposition created a ruckus in Parliament over the three agri-marketing laws which the protesters want repealed. Both Houses of Parliament faced repeated adjournments as Opposition members disrupted proceedings, demanding a discussion on the central laws enacted last September. The protest site at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border resembled a fortress. A Bharatiya Kisan Union leader, however, claimed that supporters from far-off places are still making their way there to express solidarity. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also commented on the barricades.”GOI, Build bridges, not walls!” he tweeted, addressing the Centre. “Modi style of governance — Shut them up. Cut them off. Crush them down,” he said in another tweet.