Farmers Protest HIGHLIGHTS: 5th round of talks with Centre underway at Vigyan Bhawan

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Updated: December 5, 2020 6:11:44 pm

Farmers Protest HIGHLIGHTS: The farmers continue to block roads connecting UP, Haryana to Delhi. The Delhi Police has closed Tikri and Jharoda borders for any movement. Badusarai border is open only for vehicle like cars and two wheelers.

Farmers Protest Live, Farmers Agitation Today Live UpdatesFarmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting against Farm Acts.

 

Farmers Protest Today HIGHLIGHTS: The 5th round of talks with the Centre are happening at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi. Ahead of the talks, the farmers said that they want the withdrawal of the laws. “We won’t accept government’s offer to amend the laws,” says Harsulinder Singh of Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee. Earlier, a high-level meeting was held at Prime Minister Modi’s residence to discuss issues of farmers. Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal and Narendra Singh Tomar are present at PM Modi’s residence in New Delhi.

In the previous rounds, the farmers apprised the Centre of what they feel are contentious provisions in all three Farm Acts. The farmers have been pushing for the complete withdrawal of the laws but the Centre has made it clear that roll back won’t happen. It, however, said that it can consider some amendments in provisions that are at the heart of agitation. On Friday, the farmers called for Bharat Bandh on December 8.

The farmers continue to block roads connecting UP, Haryana to Delhi. The Delhi Police have closed Tikri and Jharoda borders for any movement. Badusarai border is open only for vehicle like cars and two wheelers. The Gazipur border on NH 24 has been closed for traffic from Gaziabad to Delhi. People have been advised to avoid NH 24 for coming to Delhi and use Apsara, Bhopra, DND for going to Delhi. The chilla border on Noida link road has been closed for traffic from Noida to Delhi. The Delhi Police advised people to avoid Noida link road for coming to Delhi and use DND.

 

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    17:33 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    Centre threatens to walk out of meeting if demands are not met

    The government should make a decision on our demands, otherwise, we are walking out of the meeting', say farmer leaders participating in the fifth round of talks with the Central Government at Vigyan Bhavan. (ANI)

    17:12 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    Centre gives written reply of the minutes of the meeting to farmers

    Farmers protest: Government has given the farmers, a written reply of the minutes of the meeting. 

    15:18 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    Farmers demand point-wise written reply of last meeting,

    During fifth round of talks at Vigyan Bhawan, farmers' representatives asked the Central Government to give a point-wise written reply of the last meeting, to which the government has agreed. (ANI)

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    15:13 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    Farmers Protest LIVE: 5th round of talks with Centre underway at Vigyan Bhawan

    Farmers protests: The fifth round of talks with the Centre are underway at Vigyan Bhawan. Ahead of the meeting, the farmers said that they want the withdrawal of the laws. "We won't accept government's offer to amend the laws," says Harsulinder Singh of Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee. 

    13:49 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    Farmers Protest LIVE: Farmer union leaders reach Vigyan Bhawan

    Farmer union leaders have reached Vigyan Bhawan to hold fifth round of talks with the Centre. "We want the withdrawal of the laws. We won't accept government's offer to amend the laws," says Harsulinder Singh of Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee. Earlier, a high-level meeting was held at Prime Minister Modi's residence to discuss issues of farmers. Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal and Narendra Singh Tomar are present at PM Modi's residence in New Delhi. 

    12:54 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    Tejashwi Yadav protesting at Patna's Gandhi Maidan

    Farmers protest: Rashtriya Janata Dal holds protest at Patna's Gandhi Maidan against the Centre's Farm laws. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav says, "We demand that the Centre repeals the black laws." 

    12:25 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    Farmer leaders leave from Singhu border for Vigyan Bhawan

    Farmer leaders have left from Singhu border for Vigyan Bhawan to hold fifth round of talks with the Central government on the farm laws.

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    12:19 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    MK Stalin holds a protest rally in Salem

    Farmers protest in Tamil Nadu: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam President MK Stalin holds a protest rally in Salem against the Centre's Farm laws. He says, "We went to the Court against the laws. Kerala and Punjab have already approached the Court. Our Chief minister says he is a farmer first, why has he not taken any step?"

    11:34 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    High-level meeting underway at PM Modi's residence

    Farmers protest: A high-level meeting is currently underway at Prime Minister Modi's residence ahead of fifth round of talks with farmers. Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal and Narendra Singh Tomar are present at PM Modi's residence in New Delhi.

    11:14 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    Congress UP chief reaches Ghazipur border

    Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu reaches Ghazipur border (UP-Delhi) to support the farmers protesting against the new farm laws. He says: "This government is anti-farmer. We demand that the new laws be withdrawn.". 

    10:53 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    Farmers call Bharat Bandh on December 8

    The farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm laws today announced a Bharat Bandh on December 8 and threatened to intensify their agitation and block more roads leading to the national capital if the government does not accept their demands. The government has worked out possible solutions to the provisions on which the farmer leaders have raised objections in a bid to break the deadlock. "In our meeting today, we have decided to give a Bharat bandh call on December 8 during which we will also occupy all toll plazas," said Harinder Singh Lakhwal, general secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Union. "We have planned to block all roads leading to Delhi in the coming days if the farm laws are not scrapped," he also said. He said that farmers will protest against the central government and corporate houses and burn their effigies on Saturday, adding that on December 7, sportspersons will return their medals in solidarity with the farmers. The farmer leaders stuck to their demand that the Centre call a special session of Parliament to repeal the new farm laws, adding that the protestors do not want amendments but their scrapping. (PTI)

    10:30 (IST)05 Dec 2020
    Bharatiya Kisan Sangh suggests 4 amendments to farm laws

    RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Kisan Sangh has proposed four amendments to the three contentious central farm laws to make it "farmer-friendly" and address the apprehensions that have led to protests. "Instead of scrapping the new laws as some organisations have been demanding, we propose four amendments in these legislations," BKS general secretary Badri Narayan Chaudhary said, adding that it would be enough to address the apprehensions.The amendments are that there should be no purchasing below the MSP in the wholesale markets or outside, registration of all traders on a government portal that can be accessed by all, payment to the farmers in a stipulated time through bank guarantee and setting up of the agriculture tribunals for resolution of farmers' disputes in their hometown itself.

    The BKS welcomed the new laws that it said was a "long-pending demand". Chaudhary said the outfit had been pushing for 'one nation-one market' since long. The BKS leader said the wholesale markets were introduced with the welfare of farmers in mind and it helped them a lot. "But gradually, it became a means of exploitation of farmers," he said, adding that many organisations had been demanding rectification in the system for a long time. (PTI)

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