Farmers Protest Updates: Farmers appeal for nationwide hunger strike on January 30

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Updated: January 29, 2021 10:47:29 pm

Farmers Protest Latest News, Indian Farmers Protest 2021: Rahul Gandhi today said that the new farm laws are anti-farmer and are designed to help big corporates.

Farmers Protest Live, Indian Farmers Protest Live UpdatesFarmers Protest in Delhi Live: While some farmer unions have called off their protest following the Delhi violence and the Red Fort incident, still hundreds of farmers have been staging a sit-in at Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Kisan Andolan 2020, Farmers Protest in Delhi Updates: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said that the Narendra Modi government is trying to strangulate farmers who are demanding justice. He said that the farm laws are anti-farmers and are designed to benefit only big corporates. He said that the government must talk to farmers and arrive at a solution. “The only solution is to repeal laws and put them in a wastebasket. The government must not think farmers will go home. My concern is that the protest is going to erupt in other areas as well. But, we don’t need that, we need a solution,” said Gandhi. He accused the government of using its force against the protesting farmers. A scuffle today broke out at Singhu border allegedly between the protesting farmers and locals who have been demanding that the site be vacated. Delhi Police has to resort to lathicharge to control the situation. As per reports, a group of people, supposed to be locals, pelted stone and vandalised the tents of farmers at the site. Alipur SHO of Delhi Police has received grave injuries while trying to stop the scuffle. Earlier today, Delhi Government minister Satyendar Jain and Raghav Chadha visited the farmers’ protest site at Ghazipur. They alleged that police personnel there is not allowing movement of a water tanker. Jains said that Delhi government won’t let anyone die of hunger or thirst. With late-night high drama culminating in the withdrawal of excess forces from the Ghazipur border, hundreds of farmers and members of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) are staying put on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. Earlier yesterday, the Ghaziabad administration gave an ultimatum to vacate the UP Gate protest site, but notwithstanding the orders, the crowd swelled overnight. As soon as BKU leader Rakesh Tikait’s video in which he broke out in front of media went viral, more farmers from nearby areas like Meerut, Baghpat, Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad and Bulandshahr reached the UP Gate by early morning to join the protest. Late last evening, a confrontation was building up at the Ghazipur Border even as frequent power cuts were witnessed at the protest site.

After the January 26 tractor rally violence, Delhi Police has sent notices to 20 farm leaders. Reacting to the notices, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha has said it will not be intimidated by the notices sent to its leaders by Delhi Police. The umbrella body of farmer unions alleged that the government is trying to put an end to the farmers’ movement by blaming it for the Delhi violence. Several protesters waved the tricolour with some waving flags of farmer unions amid a continuous sloganeering of ‘jai jawan, jai kisan’, amid heavy presence of security forces.

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    22:47 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Farmers for nationwide hunger strike on January 30

    "We have decided to celebrate Sadbhavana Diwas on 30th January. Our leaders will observe fast from 9 am to 5 pm," said Amarjeet Singh Rada, farmer leader. 

    "We appeal to everyone to take part in a nationwide hunger strike on 30th January (tomorrow)," he added. (ANI)

    20:11 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Farmers' movement discredited after violence: Amarinder Singh

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh says the farmers' movement has been discredited after violence at the Red Fort on January 26.  

    "I do think that the movement has been discredited. The whole world was supporting the farmers. But the moment the violence came, and the symbol of the Red Fort was violated, was when the movement lost steam."

    "I think that the government should continue its contact with the farmers and the farmers must go to the meetings. This must be resolved. It cannot continue like this," he was quoted as saying by ANI.  

    (ANI) 

    18:47 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    President Kovind defends new farm laws, condemns Republic Day violence

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday strongly defended the three new agri laws saying their benefits have begun reaching 10 crore small farmers instantly and condemned as "'very unfortunate" the Republic Day violence and "dishonour" to the tricolour during the tractor parade by the protesting farm unions in the national capital. Hailing the security forces for foiling attempts to change the status quo at the border amid an "unprecedented escalation" in tension, Kovind, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said the government is "vigilant" and that additional forces have been deployed to safeguard India's sovereignty. (PTI)

    18:21 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Bihar: Grand Alliance to organise human chain against farm laws

    The opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar on Friday declared it will organise a human chain across the state on Saturday to express solidarity with the farmers agitating against the farm laws. Making the announcement at a press conference in Patna,leaderof the opposition Tejashwi Yadav trained his guns at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, questioning his "silence" on the legislations which "hold out the spectre of reducing farmers to beggars". (PTI)

    18:17 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Anna Hazare to launch indefinite fast against farm laws from tomorrow

    Activist Anna Hazare has announced that he would be launching an indefinite hunger strike against the Union government's new farm laws on Saturday at his village Ralegaon Siddhi in Maharashtra. "I have been demanding reforms in the agriculture sector, but the Centre doesn't seem to be taking right decisions," he said in a statement issued on Thursday. (PTI)

    17:27 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Farmers will not go back from this movement, humiliated and defamed: Yogendra Yadav

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    17:22 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Haryana suspends internet services in 14 more districts

    The Haryana Government has suspended internet services except voice calls in Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal, Panipat, Hisar, Jind, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Fatehabad, Rewari and Sirsa till 5 pm tomorrow amid the tension in the state due to the violence in Delhi during the tractor rally on Republic Day.

    16:56 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Real nationalism is that in which talks are held with people to solve their grievances: Congress
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    16:53 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    If Centre is ready to put laws on hold for 1.5 years, why not withdraw it and try again: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi today said that if the Centre is ready to put the laws on hold for 1.5 years, why can't it withdraw it completely and try again after consulting with farmers. We will also help them, says Gandhi. 

    16:47 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Rahul Gandhi alleges government's hand behind Red Fort incident
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    16:44 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    'Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi urges Government to talk to centre'

    Rahul Gandhi said that the protest has cuased instability in the country and centre should talk to farmers and repeal the farm laws

    16:37 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Rahul Gandhi urges youth, other people to understand the details of farm bills

    Rahul Gandhi said that these three farm laws are anti-farmer and should be repealed at once.

    16:36 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Nine people arrested and sent to Tihar Jail in connection with Delhi violence

    Nine people arrested and sent to Tihar Jail in connection with attack on police personnel during violent protest at Burari ground yesterday. The protesters were raising instigative slogans & were adamant on going to Red Fort. They also tore Uniforms of police personnel: Delhi Police

    16:26 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Congress blames Centre for Singhu border clash

    "ये दृश्य देश के लोकतंत्र को कलंकित करने वाले हैं और भाजपा सरकार का मौन इसका जिम्मेदार है। अगर भाजपा समय रहते तीन काले कानूनों को रद्द कर देती तो ये स्थितियां नहीं होती।"

    16:22 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Delhi Police says SHO Alipur received grievous injuries

    SHO Alipur, Delhi intervened between rioting protestors (MKSC faction) local Singhu villagers, who had gone to register their protest against happenings on Republic Day & continued loss of ordinary livelihoods for over 2 months. SHO suffered grievous injuries on his hand:Delhi Police

    16:10 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    'A team of forensic experts along with Crime Branch officials have reached Ghazipur border'
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    15:26 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Locals have been demanding that protesters must vacate the site at Tikri Border
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    14:54 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Alipur SHO injured at Singhu border scuffle
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    14:45 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Tejashwi Yadav questions Nitish Kumar over Farm Laws

    ये कृषि कानून देश की लगभग 80% आबादी को प्रभावित करता है। हम महागठबंधन के लोग मजबूती से किसानों के साथ खड़े हैं। जब आरजेडी की सरकार रही तब MSP से भी अधिक दाम पर फसलों की खरीद हुई है। हम नीतीश कुमार जी से पूछना चाहते हैं कि आप चुप क्यों हैं: तेजस्वी यादव, RJD

    14:45 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    'Delhi Police hit a protesting farmer after he attacked a Police personnel'
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    14:41 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Congress MP says won't let Parliament function until farmers' issues are resolved

    17 out of 19 parties boycotted President's address today, don't they (Centre) feel ashamed of themselves? How do they sleep at night? We will not let Parliament run from Monday onwards until the farmers' issues are resolved & they win: Ravneet Singh Bittu, Congress MP from Punjab

    14:28 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    FIR against Shashi Tharoor in MP

    Madhya Pradesh police files FIR against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, six journalists over their 'misleading' tweets on violence during farmers' tractor parade in Delhi

    14:18 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Watch: Delhi police baton charges at Singhu Border
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    14:09 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Scuffle breaks out at Singhu border where farmers are protesting
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    13:31 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Talks are going on with farmers: UP ADG

    Some people expressed baseless doubts & spread it among others. We've been saying from beginning that we'll seek a solution only through talks. There's peace in UP even today. Our officers are making rounds & talking to farmers. There'S no lack of communication. We'll take next steps only after taking everyone into confidence. Forces deployed to maintain peace there (Ghazipur border) & talks are going on with farmers. Some farmers have withdrawn their protest. Police won't do anything illegal, we're doing everything via talks: ADG (Law & Order)

    13:27 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Security tightened at protest site to ensure no rowdy element disturbs atmosphere: UP ADG (Law and Order)
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    13:21 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Police personnel not allowing movement of water tankers, won't let anyone die of hunger and thirst: Delhi Minister

    Police personnel are not allowing movement of water tankers, we are being told that they have been ordered by higher authorities to do so. There is no direction from any authority, it is BJP's order. We will not let anyone die of hunger and thirst: Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain

    13:17 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    AAP MP Sanjay Singh says farm laws should be repealed

    Farm laws should be repealed. We protested against the President's Address & raised slogans in support of farmers. We were not allowed inside the Central Hall, so we raised slogans at its gate. Farmers are being called traitors. So, we boycotted the Address: Sanjay Singh, AAP MP

    12:50 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain and AAP MLA Raghav Chadha at Singhu border to inspect facilties
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    12:33 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) MP Hanuman Beniwal demanded the repeal of the three farm laws
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    11:29 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    20 lakh solar pumps being given to farmers: President Kovind
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    11:28 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Delhi Deputy CM reaches Ghazipur border
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    10:49 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Farmers continue their agitation at Tikri Border
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    10:39 (IST)29 Jan 2021
    Farmers don't want to vacate the spot, says RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary
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    Kisan Andolan Live: While some farmer unions have called off their protest following the Delhi violence and the Red Fort incident, still hundreds of farmers have been staging a sit-in at Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, demanding a 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 the apprehension that these laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system, leaving them at the "mercy" of big corporations.
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