Farmers’ Protest Live Update: Rakesh Tikait gives ultimatum to Centre; internet suspended in Delhi border areas

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New Delhi | Updated: February 6, 2021 5:48:33 pm

Farmers Protest Latest News Live: In wake of the 'chakka jam' by farmers, the Centre has deployed around 50,000 security personnel in Delhi-NCR.

Farmer protest chakka jam LIVE, Farmers protest in Delhi, Farmers protest latest news liveFarmers Protest LIVE: The chakka jaam protest was not held in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Farmers’ Protest Chakka Jaam Live Updates: In wake of farmers’ chakka jaam protest, the home ministry has suspended the mobile internet services in Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri border areas of Delhi till 11:59 pm today. The ministry said that the internet has been suspended in the interest of maintaining public safety and averting public emergency. On the other hand, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait today issued an ultimatum to the Centre to repeal the farm laws by 2nd October. He said that unions will do further planning after that. Tikait said that the farmers’ won’t hold discussions with the government under pressure. Meanwhile, the three-hour ‘chakka jaam’ protest called by farmers unions today ended peacefully with no violence reported from across the country. Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Karnataka were most affected states while the unions stayed away from holding the protest in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.  Around 50 people were detained near Shaheedi Park in central Delhi on Saturday for allegedly holding a protest in support of the ‘chakka jam’ call given by the farmers agitating against the Centre’s new agri laws, police said. The call to block national and state highways between 12 pm and 3 pm was given by Samyukt Kisan Morcha to protest against farm laws, ban on the internet in areas near their agitation sites, harassment allegedly meted out to them by authorities and several other issues. Earlier today, Delhi Metro had closed entry and exit at some metro stations including Khan Market, Nehru Place, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Janpath, Lal Quila, Central Secretariat, Mandi House, ITO, Delhi Gate and Vishwavidyalaya. However, the normal services resumed on all metro stations after ‘chakka jaam’ protest ended. Meanwhile, police have made elaborate security arrangements at the borders so that miscreants are not able to enter the national capital just like Republic Day. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of the farmer unions protesting the three farm laws, had said that peasants would block national and state highways peacefully.

However, police had have taken additional measures to deal with any situation emerging out of the ‘chakka jam’. Ahead of the ‘chakka jam’, the Centre had also directed the Delhi Police to ensure foolproof security at all key installations in the national capital. Around 50,000 personnel of Delhi Police, Paramilitary & Reserve Forces were deployed in Delhi-NCR region. The region was turned into fortress. At least 12 metro stations in the national capital have been put on alert for closing the entry & exit, in view of any disturbance.

On the other hand, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar yesterday defended the farm laws in Rajya Sabha saying that farmers of a particular state are misinformed and have been instigated. He said that the government’s offer to amend the new farm laws to assuage farmers’ sentiments did not mean they had any flaw. Tomar also said none from the protesting unions or their sympathisers have been able to point out any lacuna in the farm laws. Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa, who said the farm laws were like “death warrants” for farmers, compared the barricades with the Berlin Wall that had divided the German city’s east and west and concentration camps. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will reply to the debate on Monday after Zero hour, lauded Tomar’s remarks, saying he has given detailed information on every aspect of the legislation.

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    17:48 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Rakesh Tikait says farmers to continue agitation till October 2
    17:34 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    ANI reports a flag with a portrait bearing resemblance to Bhindranwale seen in Ludhiana
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    16:15 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Delhi Police clarifies on detentions made during Chakka Jaam protest

    'Chakka Jaam' call wasn't for Delhi but in wake of Jan 26 violence, we had made heavy security arrangements. Security was further tightened at Delhi's border areas where farmers are gathered in large numbers. Security forces are still deployed there. Wherever we had inputs that some groups or people can execute some incidents during Chakka Jaam, preventive detentions were made in public interest. Some people had reached Shaheedi Park. They were removed from the road so that traffic movement could resume: Delhi Police PRO

    16:06 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Normal operations resume on all Delhi Metro station

    Entry/exit gates of all metro stations are open, normal services resume, says Delhi metro

    15:54 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Union minister Jitendra Singh says government committed for resolving farmers' issue

    सरकार बड़े खुले मन से इसके समाधान में लगी हुई है, जो भी कानून बने हैं वो किसान हित में हैं। विडंबना ये है कि इन्हीं कानूनों को बनाने के लिए पिछली सरकारें भी बहस करती रहीं और अब उन मुद्दों पर आपत्ति जताई जा रही है जो इनमें हैं ही नहीं: केंद्रीय मंत्री जितेंद्र सिंह

    15:33 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Rakesh Tikait issues ultimatum to Centre
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    15:23 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    We are in touch with farm leaders & have requested for smooth traffic flow: Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraja Bommaih

    We are in touch with farm leaders & have requested for smooth traffic flow. 'Chakka Jaam' will be for a limited time, so we will see there is no traffic hazard anywhere. Neither farmers nor commuters should be affected: Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraja Bommaih

    15:10 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Mysore-Bengaluru Highway was also blocked by farmers unions
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    14:56 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    As the three-hour long Chakka Jaam nears end, no violence has been reported so far

    As the three-hour long Chakka Jaam nears end, no violence has been reported so far

    14:45 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Delhi-Amritsar National Highway blocked
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    14:44 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Farmers have also blocked the Kundli-Manesar expressway

    Farmers have also blocked the Kundli-Manesar expressway. It's 15 km away from the farmers' protest site at Singhu Border

    14:36 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Congress MP says government harassing farmers

    Farmers are on streets for 71 days, they're struggling. On one hand, govt is ready for talks, while on other hand they're withdrawing water connection, electricity connection. They're harassing farmers, how can a democratic govt act like this?: KC Venugopal, Congress MP

    14:32 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Delhi: Personnel of Security Forces including that of Rapid Action Force deployed at Ghazipur border (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh).
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    14:26 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Protesters removed from Hyderabad Highway

    Latest reports from ANI suggest that the Telangana Police removed a group of protesters from a stretch of highway near Hyderabad. 

    14:14 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Why Punjab farmers are fuming at Bobby Deol?

    Around 200 farmers gathered near the location where Bobby Deol's next film is being shot. The protesters said that they won't allow the shooting as none of the Deol family members has spoken for them during the ongoing protests. Both Sunny Deol and step-mom Hema Malani are BJP MP from Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.  

    13:58 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Police detain the protesters in Shahidi Park area in Delhi
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    13:50 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Farmers blocked highways in different parts of Karnataka

    Farmers blocked highways in different parts of Karnataka, to express solidarity with the ryots protesting against the contentious agriculture laws introduced by the Centre, in New Delhi and demanding withdrawal of the legislations.

    13:45 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    BJP's Amit Malviya asks why farmers are not protesting against Punjab govt despite draconian law
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    13:41 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Farmers block roads in Mohali
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    13:34 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Rakesh Tikait warns of action against those creating chaos
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    13:32 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Chakka Jaam: Protests being held on Mansa-Sirsa highway and Bathinda-Amritsar highway

    Protests being held on Mansa-Sirsa highway and Bathinda-Amritsar highway

    13:25 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Uttar Pradesh police deploys drones, says everything being recorded

    About 144 UP-PAC company, 6 paramilitary company along with senior officers have been deployed at state and national highways. We have imposed sector/zonal schemes. There is foot patrolling, drones, and everything is being recorded: Prashant Kumar, UP ADG, Law & order

    13:16 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    AIKS & BKU Protesters block roads as part of 'Chakka Jaam' call: CPI(M)
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    13:10 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Farmers block Kotkapura-Moga road in Punjab

    Farmers block Kotkapura-Moga road in Punjab

    12:56 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Chakka Jaam: Protests being held at Atohan Chowk near Palwal
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    12:51 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Jammu-Pathankot Highway blocked

    J&K: Farmer organisations in Jammu stage protest on Jammu-Pathankot highway as part of the nationwide 'chakka jaam' called by farmers today. "We appeal to the govt to repeal these laws. We support the farmers protesting on the borders of Delhi," says a protester

    12:44 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    UP Police ADG says adequate security arrangements in place
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    12:40 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Protesters hit Jammmu-Pathankot Highway
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    12:38 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Farmers block Amritsar-Delhi National Highway
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    12:36 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Congress leader Digvijay Singh urges people to join Chakka Jaam protest

    I appeal to all those protesting against farm laws to come to the streets and join today's 'dharna' between 12 pm and 3 pm: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

    12:27 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Police detain the protesters who were agitating outside Yelahanka Police Station against the farm laws
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    12:21 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Protesters block roads as part of 'Chakka Jaam' call given by farmers from 12 pm to 3 pm today
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    12:19 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Protesters block national highway near Shahjahanpur border
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    12:08 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says new farm laws harmful for not only farmers but also for people
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    12:00 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Forces deployed at key locations

    Forces deployed at important junctions across the national capital including at Red Fort, ITO, Tikri Border, Singhu Border, Ghazipur, Rewari.

    11:50 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Delhi police will be monitoring content on the social media to keep a watch on those spreading rumours against the force. Read More below
    11:41 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    75 former civil servants write open letter

    Open letter by 75 former civil servants, part of Constitutional Conduct Group, says Centre's approach towards farmers' protest has been 'adversarial, confrontationist' from very beginning and such approach can 'never lead to a solution'.

    11:23 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    DMRC: Entry/exit gates of Khan Market and Nehru Place are also closed

    Entry/exit gates of Khan Market and Nehru Place are closed: DMRC

    11:17 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Police personnel are deployed at strategic locations such as Road number 56, NH-24, Vikas Marg, GT Road, Jirabad Road, since it's a call for nation-wide 'chakka-jam'
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    11:07 (IST)06 Feb 2021
    Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal says Capt. Amarinder Singh to ensure FIR in Delhi against Punjab youths are withdrawn

    It's CM Amarinder Singh's responsibility to go to Delhi & ensure that cases registered against innocent youths of Punjab are withdrawn. They've been imprisoned without any FIR. It's Punjab govt's responsibility to help them, what're they doing?: Harsimrat Kaur Badal, SAD

    Farmers' protest latest update today: Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi-Noida borders - Singhu Border, Tikri Border, Ghazipur border demanding the rollback of the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that these laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the "mercy" of big corporations. On the other hand, the government has maintained that the new laws will bring farmers better opportunities and usher in new technologies in agriculture. Eleven rounds of talks have been held between the farmers and the government but no resolution has been reached as both sides have stuck to their stand.
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