Farmers Protest Highlights: Farmers harden stance, threaten to completely block Delhi-Noida border tomorrow

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Updated: December 15, 2020 9:39:08 pm

Farmers Protest 2020, Indian Farmers Protest Live Update: The deadlock between farmers and Centre has been continuing with no side willing to concede ground. While the Centre has offered to discuss the farm laws clause-by-clause, the farmer unions have declared that they won't settle on anything less than the repeal of the acts.

By agreeing to a solution that allows a panel of persons to suggest something different from the law of the land, the SC is showing a way to any group that is dissatisfied with what the government has proposed.By agreeing to a solution that allows a panel of persons to suggest something different from the law of the land, the SC is showing a way to any group that is dissatisfied with what the government has proposed.

2020 Indian Farmers Protest Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that a conspiracy is going on around Delhi to confuse farmers. He said that the farmers are being scared that after the new agriculture reforms the land of farmers will be occupied by others. “Tell me, if a dairy has a contract of collecting milk from you, do they take away your cattle too? the PM asked dairy farmers in Kutch, Gujarat.

Slamming the opposition and activists who have been protesting against the laws, the prime minister said that the agriculture reforms that have taken place are exactly what farmer bodies and even Opposition have been asking over the years. “The government of India is always committed to farmer welfare and we will keep assuring the farmers and addressing their concerns,” he said. The PM also attacked Congress, saying people who are sitting in the Opposition and misleading farmers were in the favour of these farm reforms during their government. “But they could not make a decision during their government. Today when the nation has taken a historical step then these people are misleading farmers,” he said.

A number of ‘khaps’ in UP’s Muzaffarnagar have extended their support to the farmers agitating against the new farm laws enacted recently. The khaps will join the ongoing protests at Delhi’s border points on December 17. The decision was taken at a meeting of the chiefs of “khaps” held yesterday at Shoram village in the Shahpur police station, secretary of All Khap council Subhash Balyan said.

The deadlock between farmers and Centre has been continuing with no side willing to concede ground. While the Centre has offered to discuss the farm laws clause-by-clause, the farmer unions have declared that they won’t settle on anything less than the repeal of the acts. The central government too is maintaining that the laws don’t affect the existing system in any way, therefore no question of taking them back. Now, the protest has entered its 20th day. Thousands of farmers have been sitting on borders and national highways connecting UP, Haryana to Delhi.

 

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    20:16 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    MSP will continue as it is, says Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar 

    As a standoff continues between the government and groups of protesting farmers over three new farm laws, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday said the MSP will continue as it is and the government is willing to continue talks with genuine farmers.

    19:44 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Farmers to block Chilla border on Wednesday

    Farmer leaders on Tuesday said they will 'make' the government repeal three agri laws and threaten to completely block the Chilla Border between Delhi and Noida on Wednesday to press for their demands. 

    19:27 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Mandis will remain operational, infrastructure and system will be improved:  Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj S Chouhan

    Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj S Chouhan assured farmers that Mandis will remain operational and the BJP government will improve its infrastructure and system.

    19:24 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Some farmers are spreading misconception: Union Farmer Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    Union Farmer Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on met farmers who have supported the three farm laws. Tomar said that some farmers are spreading misconception.

    19:21 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Congress betrayed farmers at every step: CM Shivraj S Chouhan

    Congress betrayed farmers at every step and now talking about them,  Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj S Chouhan was quoted as saying by ANI.

    19:19 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Congress placed burden of interest on heads of farmers: CM Shivraj S Chouhan

    Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj S Chouhan in Ujjain on Tuesday said that Rahul Gandhi and Kamal Nath, who BJP 'anti farmers', placed the burden of Interest on the heads of farmers. 

    19:06 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    One farmer has died every day since protest started: Farmer leaders

    Around 20 farmers become 'shaheed' during protest so far. On average, one farmer has died every day since protest started: Farmer leaders (PTI)

    18:38 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    150 toll plazas were also made 'free' by farmers: Union leaders

    Our Monday demonstration in 350 districts across country was successful; 150 toll plazas were also made 'free' by farmers: Union leaders (PTI)

    18:32 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Protestors to pay tribute to farmers who lost their lives during agitation

    People across villages, blocks to pay tribute on Dec 20 to farmers who lost their lives during agitation: Farmer leader Inderjeet tells media (PTI)

    18:24 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Congress leader P Chidambaram asks govt to repeal new agri laws, and bring in a fresh bill

    Congress leader P Chidambaram asks govt to repeal new agri laws, and bring in a fresh bill after reaching an agreement with agitating farmers. "Repeal and Re-enactment is a well-known legislative tool," he says. (PTI)

    17:56 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Congress workers staging protest outside BJP HQ

    Farmers protest: Congress workers staging a protest outside the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters demanding the repeal of Centre's farm laws. 

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    17:53 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Members of Bharatiya Kisan Union meeting Agriculture Minister

    Farmers agitation: Members of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Kisan) meeting Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar at Krishi Bhawan.

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    15:54 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    PM Modi targets Opposition for 'confusing' farmers

    PM Modi targets Opposition for 'confusing' farmers: The country is asking why small farmers who produce grains and pulses should not get freedom to sell crops. The demand for agricultural reforms had been there for years. Many farmer organizations had demanded the option of selling grains anywhere. Today those who are confusing the farmers had supported these reforms in their time. They kept giving false comfort to the farmers. But when the country has taken these steps, they are now confusing the farmers.

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    15:45 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    PM takes on Opposition in Gujarat on Farm Acts

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat: "A conspiracy is going on to confuse the farmers. They are being scared that after new agrarian reforms, others will occupy the land of the farmers. You tell me, if a dairyman contracts to take milk from you, does he take your animal?"

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    15:10 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    'Khaps' of UP's Muzaffarnagar to reach Delhi on December 17

    A number of "khaps" in UP's Muzaffarnagar have extended support to the farmers' agitation against the Centre's new agri laws and will join the ongoing protests at Delhi's border points on December 17. The decision was taken at a meeting of the chiefs of "khaps" (caste councils) held yesterday at Shoram village in the Shahpur police station area here, Subhash Balyan, secretary of All Khap council, said. The "khap" chiefs termed the Centre's three new agri marketing laws "anti-farmer" and called for their repeal adding that they have decided to reach Delhi on December 17 to support the agitation. Balyan Khap head and Bhartiya Kisan Union national president Naresh Tikait, Latyan Khap head Bijender Singh, Desh Khap head Sharanvir Singh, Ahlavat Khap head Gajendra Singh, Nirval Khap head Rajvir Mundet, Kundu Khap head Choudhry Upendra Kundu and Benival Khap head Amit Benival were among those who attended the meeting, Subhash Balyan said. (PTI) 

    14:19 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    For Modi govt, crony capitalists are 'best friends', alleges Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today alleged that for the Modi government, crony capitalists are "best friends" and protesting farmers are Khalistanis. His attack on the government comes at a time when thousands of farmers have been protesting for more than two weeks on the borders of Delhi, demanding withdrawal of three new farm laws. "For Modi Govt: Dissenting students are anti-nationals. Concerned citizens are urban naxals. Migrant labourers are Covid carriers. Rape victims are nobody. Protesting farmers are Khalistani. And crony capitalists are best friends," Gandhi said in a tweet. 

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    14:04 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Two Punjab farmers returning from Delhi protest killed in road accident

    Two Punjab farmers who were returning to Patiala from a protest site near Delhi's borders died in an early morning accident today. The accident happened in Haryana's Karnal district where a truck hit their tractor trolley. Another farmer has received injuries in the incident which took place on Taraori flyover. A few more on the trolley escaped with minor injuries. Taraori police station's SHO Inspector Sachin said the deceased were aged around 24 years and 50 years. He said that according to a statement given to the police by one of farmers travelling in the tractor trolley, the truck driver appeared to have fallen asleep behind the wheels which led to the accident. The truck driver managed to flee from the spot. "The farmers were returning from Delhi. They belonged to Saphera under Sadar Police station in Patiala," he said. (Inputs from PTI)

    12:58 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Why didn't you oppose contract farming in Punjab? Giriraj Singh asks Amarinder Singh

    Giriraj Singh: I would like to ask Punjab chief minister — isn't private companies making contracts with farmers to grow potatoes? Did they usurp their land? Why didn't you oppose this? 

    12:33 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Protest resulting in a daily loss of Rs 3500 crores: ASSOCHAM

    ASSOCHAM has called for an early resolution of farmers' issues on Farm Laws. It says the protest is costing Rs 3500 crores per day. 

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    11:23 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Did you suffer loss or earned profit? Rakesh Tikait asks Agriculture Minister

    Rakesh Tikait today asked Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar whether he suffered loss or earned profit on his produce be cause he is also a farmer. Tikait asks at what rate was his (Narendra Singh Tomar) farm produce sold, was it sold at MSP? "Did he suffer loss or earned profit? The government should visit villages and hold meetings," Tikait adds. (ANI)

    11:10 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Adani, Ambani registered 53 new agro-based firms in few months, claims Congress MP

    Farmers protest: Congress MP from Khadoor Sahib of Punjab, JS Gill, says he has information that Adani and Ambani groups registered 53 new agro-based companies in the last few months. 'We will continue our protest till the farmers are not heard'.

    11:01 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Rapid Action Force deployed at Singhu border with Delhi

    Farmers protest: Rapid Action Force and additional forces deployed at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border as farmers' protest enters 20th day. 

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    10:57 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Govt working in the interest of farmers: Nitin Gadkari

    Nitin Gadkari: "If there is no dialogue, it can lead to miscommunication, to controversy and sparring. If there is a dialogue then issues will be resolved, the whole thing will end, farmers will get justice, they will get relief. We are working in the interest of farmers. Our Government will convince the farmers, explain and find a way through dialogue. Right now, the Agriculture and Commerce ministers are engaged in dialogue with the farmers. If I am told to talk to them, I will definitely talk to them."

    10:26 (IST)15 Dec 2020
    Farmers protest: PM Modi likely to meet farmers in Kutch

    PM Modi in Gujarat: Prime Minister Modi will today lay the foundation stone of a fully automated milk processing and packing plant at Sarhad Dairy Anjar, Kutch. The plant will cost Rs 121 crore and will have the capacity to process two lakh litres of milk per day. 

    The farmers protest have been backed by several NGOs and political parties. On Monday, several organisations affiliated to Communist Party of India (Marxist) took out a procession in Agartala in support of farmers protesting against the new farm laws at the borders of Delhi. Also, people associated with some organisations and NGOs took out a procession in Jammu city in support of farmers. Commenting on this, MoS Home G Kishan Reddy said why should demonstrations take place in America, Canada and London in support of protests happening in India? Who is behind this? "Some people want to carry out anti-India activities by misusing your (farmers) name. I request farmers to remain vigilant," he said.
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