Farmers’ Protest in Delhi News Updates: Stalemate continues! Despite permission, protesters refuse to head to protest site in Burari

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Updated: November 28, 2020 5:48:41 pm

Farmers Protest in Delhi News Updates, Farmers March Live News: The farmers have been demanding the Centre to either withdraw the farm laws or insert the clause of guaranteed minimum support price (MSP) in the acts.

The Delhi Police at protest site. (ANI)

 

Farmers Protest Today News Updates: Thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana have started gathering at the designated protest site — Nirankari Samagam Ground in Burari — in Delhi. After initially denying permission, the Delhi Police yesterday allowed the agitating farmers entry in the city for peaceful agitation against the Centre’s farm laws. However, some groups of protesters have refused to go to the site and continue to sit at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana).

Heavy security deployment has been made at Tikri border as protesting farmers refuse to move from their despite rounds of talks with officials. Protesting farmers have said that their agitation will continue till the farm laws are not withdrawn. “We are here for the long haul,” said the farmers as their protest march entered the third day.

Giving traffic alert, the Delhi Police said that movement was not allowed from outer ring road to Singhu border and Azadpur towards Singhu border. Traffic has been diverted from Azad Pur Terminal Underpass, Azad Pur chowk and G T K Depot. Singhu border is still closed from both sides. Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba Chowk and GTK road. “Traffic is very very heavy. Please avoid outer ring road from signature bridge to Rohini and vice versa, GTK road, NH 44 and Singhu border,” the Delhi Traffic Police said.

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    17:31 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Now, group of farmers arrive at Ghaziabad-Delhi border in support of march

    Farmers arrive at Ghaziabad-Delhi border in support of 'Delhi Chalo' protest march. "We want guarantee in Minimum Support Price (MSP). We're going to discuss with other farmer groups and then decide on further plans," says a farmer.

    17:08 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    What the Centre has to say on farm laws

    The Narendra Modi government says the new laws will give more options to the farmers to sell their crops and get them better prices. It has assured that there is no move to end the MSP system, and the new Acts do not refer to it. Before the Delhi Chalo agitation began, the Centre had invited representatives from over 30 farmer unions for a meeting with Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on December 3. An earlier meeting on November 15 had remained inconclusive. (PTI)

    16:48 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Delhi Police all set for facilitating protestors to proceed to Buarari

    Farmers protest march | Permission for conducting a peaceful protest has already been granted. Delhi Police is all set for facilitating protestors to proceed to Buarari ground. We request protestors to behave responsibly: Gaurav Sharma, DCP, Outer North District, Delhi.

    16:37 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Farmers refuse to move to Burari

    Farmers' meeting ends at Delhi-Haryana border at Singhu. "It has been decided that we'll continue our protest here & will not go anywhere else. We will meet at 11 am every day to discuss our strategy," says Harinder Singh General Secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Union, Punjab.

    16:14 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Centre's three contentious laws

    The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. The Congress-majority Punjab Assembly reacted to these central laws by passing Bills meant to 'negate' their effect in the state. The Punjab Bills, however, are still awaiting assent of the state Governor.

    15:48 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Dilli Chalo march: Key players in ongoing farmers protest

    The `Delhi Chalo' call was given by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee. Several other organisations including Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh and factions of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) came out in support. The march is being held under the banner of Samyukta Kisan Morcha. The Rashtriya Kisan Mahasanghathan, Jai Kisan Andolan, All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha, Krantikari Kisan Union, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda), BKU (Rajewal), BKU (Ekta-Urgahan,) BKU (Chaduni) are among the participants. Most protesters are from Punjab, but there is a substanial number from Haryana as well. There have been scattered support for the "Delhi Chalo" protest from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand. (PTI)

    15:10 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Farmers protests: Singhu, Tikri borders closed; Traffic movement hit in key roads of Delhi

    Traffic movement has affected on key roads in Delhi as police has kept the Singhu and the Tikri borders closed for vehicles. Traffic movement is not allowed from Azadpur and Outer Ring Road towards the Singhu border. "We appeal to commuters to avoid travelling towards the Singhu and Tikri borders, Mukarba Chowk, NH-44, GT-Karnal Road and Outer Ring Road," Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Meenu Chaudhary said. Saturday being a holiday for most office goers, the traffic situation in other parts is better than Friday, she said.

    On Friday, the Delhi Police had curtailed movement at several places, including Dhansa, Jharoda Kalan, Tikri, Gurugram, Singhu and Chilla, to prevent protesting farmers from entering Delhi. Sections of Outer Ring Road, Mukarba Chowk, GT Karnal Road, NH-44 were also closed. The restrictions led to chaos and confusion among commuters who were stuck for hours. Some of the chaos eased out later in the day after police allowed the farmers to enter the national capital. (PTI)

    14:55 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Haryana CM: We have inputs of some unwanted elements in crowd

    "We have inputs of some such unwanted elements in crowd. We have reports, will disclose once it's concrete. They raised such slogans. In videos they said 'jab Indira Gandhi ko ye kar sakte hain, to Modi ko kyu nahi kar sakte': Haryana CM on Khalistan elements in Farmer Protests

    14:44 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    What farmers demand

    Farmers protest march: The key demand of farmers is the withdrawal of the three laws which deregulate the sale of their crops. The farmer unions could also settle for a legal assurance that the MSP system will continue, ideally through an amendment to the laws. They are also pressing for the withdrawal of the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020, fearing it will lead to an end to subsidised electricity. Farmers say rules against stubble burning should also not apply to them. (PTI)

    14:16 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Protesting farmers charged with attempt to murder, rioting in Haryana

    The Haryana Police has booked state Bhartiya Kisan Union chief Gurnam Singh Charuni and several farmers on attempt to murder, rioting, causing obstruction in government duty and other charges for violations during their "Delhi Chalo" march. A cases was registered on November 26 under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 147 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 186 (obstructing any public servant in discharge of public functions) and 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) among others at the Parao police station on a complaint from Head Constable Pardeep Kumar as hundreds of farmers assembled on the GT road near Ambala Cantt to proceed towards the national capital. The FIR names Charuni and several other unknown farmers as accused. As per FIR, the BKU Haryana chief and others had gathered near Mohra village in Ambala. DSP Ram Kumar, who was leading the police team at the spot, asked Charuni not to proceed further but he refused. It adds that Charuni and other farmers broke police barricades with their tractors. Some of the police officials had a narrow escape and could have been run over by the tractors heading towards Delhi, says the FIR. (PTI)

    13:54 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Dilli Chalo march: A look at the protest so far

    Day 1: On Thursday, thousands of farmers crossed from Punjab to Haryana. At border points, the Haryana Police tried to stop them, using water cannons and teargas. But later they were allowed through. There were skirmishes with police at other points as well on the highway to Delhi as it passed through BJP-run Haryana. A large group of protesters camped for the night near Panipat.

    Day 2: Protesters assembled at Delhi's border at Tigri and Singhu. Police used teargas and water cannons to stop them from breaking through barricades, which included sand-laden trucks. In the evening, they offered to let them into the city and continue their protest at Burari ground. But many appeared reluctant.

    Day 3: The standoff continued on Saturday morning at Delhi's border. More farmers were making their way from Punjab and Haryana. (PTI)

    13:34 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Why farmers are protesting and what they fear

    Farmer unions in Punjab and Haryana say the recent laws enacted at the Centre will dismantle the minimum support price (MSP) system. Over time big corporate houses will dictate terms and farmers will end up getting less for their crops, they argue. Farmers fear that with the virtual disbanding of the mandi system, they will not get an assured price for their crops and the 'arthiyas' — commission agents who also pitch in with loans for them — will be out of business. (PTI)

    13:16 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for 'misleading' Tweet on farmers

    BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya today called Rahul Gandhi 'the most discredited opposition leader' in India. This was in response to a tweet by Gandhi who sharing a video criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Centre's handling of the farmers' protest. The BJP leader countered Gandhi by sharing complete video and said: "Rahul Gandhi must be the most discredited opposition leader India has seen in a long long time."

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    12:47 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Farmers protest reaches Delhi: Who stands where on agitation and farm bills

    Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been allowed to protest in Delhi against the Centre’s farm laws. While the Centre has cleared three laws, farmers are specifically against the opening up of state-run mandis for private players (now farmers can sell their produce to corporate buyers which wasn’t the case earlier) without what they claim guaranteeing the minimum support price (MSP). The Centre has assured that farmers will continue to get the minimum support price but they want it in writing and inserted in the acts. The Centre on many occasions assured the farmers of MSP but protesters have refused to buy into it and have now intensified their agitation. While a section of farmers from across the country has expressed their fear, the biggest pushback has come from the farmers of Punjab and Haryana. The Centre has so far not shown any signs of going back on its decision and downplayed the opposition coming from Punjab and Haryana saying, it is the middlemen who are protesting as they are the hardest hit by the reform. READ FULL STORY

    11:51 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Farmers gathered at Singhu, Tikri border points refuse to head to Burari

    Thousands of farmers gathered at the Singhu border held a meeting on Saturday morning amid heavy security presence and decided to continue demonstrating there even after being offered a site in north Delhi to hold their protest. Those gathered at the Tikri border continued to hold ground as well. A decision on whether they would head to the designated protest site is expected soon. After the meeting at the Singhu border, one of the main routes used to access the city from Punjab, a farmer leader said they would not move and continue their protest there. "We will not move from here (Singhu Border) and continue our fight. We will not return home. Thousands of farmers have come from Punjab and Haryana to join the protest," he said.On Friday, hundreds of farmers entered the national capital to hold a peaceful protest at the Sant Nirankari Ground after facing teargas and water cannons and clashing with security personnel while thousands remained at border points, undecided whether to go to the demonstration site identified by police. The day witnessed police using teargas shells, water cannons and multi-layer barriers to block the protesters and the farmers pelting stones and breaking barricades in some places in their determination to push through as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' march against the Centre's new farm laws. (PTI)

    11:32 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    After night halt, Punjab farmers resume march towards Delhi

    Punjab farmers resumed their 'Delhi Chalo' march against the Centre's new farm laws this morning after halting for the night to join thousands who have already reached the national capital's borders. By Friday evening, all Haryana Police barricades at the border with Punjab and along the highway to Delhi had been lifted. Hundreds entered the national capital to hold a peaceful protest at a north Delhi ground after facing teargas and water cannons and clashing with security personnel, while thousands remained at border points, undecided whether to go to the demonstration site identified by police. "We have again started heading towards Delhi in the morning after a night halt at Meham in Rohtak district of Haryana," Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) leader Shingara Singh said on Saturday. Another group of farmers made a night halt at Julana in Haryana's Jind district, he said, adding, "They have also resumed their journey towards Delhi." Farmers with the outfit had on Friday broken through police barricades at Khanauri and Dabwali border points between Punjab and Haryana. (PTI)

    10:55 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Govt has failed to address issues of farmers: Rakesh Tikait

    Farmers protest: Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait says the government has failed to address the issues of the farmers. "We are proceeding to Delhi now," says Tikait.

    10:37 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Farmers' protest: Heavy security deployment at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana)

    Dilli Chalo Protest March: Heavy security deployment at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) where protesting farmers are gathered. The Delhi Police yesterday gave permission to farmers to hold their demonstrations at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in Delhi's Burari area. But some of the protesters have refused to go to designated site in Burari.

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    10:31 (IST)28 Nov 2020
    Farmers from Fatehgarh Sahib on their way to Delhi

    Dilli Chalo March: Farmers from Fatehgarh Sahib on their way to Delhi to protest against Centre's Farm laws.

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