Farmers' protest news update: Delhi Police Commissioner orders forces to be ready in connection with Kisan tractor rally
Farmers have chalked out elaborate plans to carry out tractor parades on Republic Day with Delhi Police giving permission to them as the standoff between the protesting farmer unions and the government over the contentious farm laws continued even after the 11 rounds of talks. Meanwhile, a day after protesting farmer leaders paraded a youth who claimed a plot to disrupt their January 26 tractor rally, the Haryana police said it had found no proof to support the allegations during its probe. Stay tuned for more latest updates.
Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu was allegedly heckled by protesting farmers at Singhu border in Delhi.
Today there was a short meeting with officers of Delhi Police. We have got formal permission from Police for the tractor rally. As I told earlier, 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' will be held on January 26 in a peaceful manner: Yogendra Yadav, Swaraj India.
Thousands of farmers to reach Mumbai for January 25 rally
Thousands of farmers have left from various parts of Maharashtra to participate in a rally at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Monday against the Centre's three new farm laws.
The All India Kisan Sabha's (AIKS) Maharashtra unit in a statement said around 15,000 farmers set out for the state capital from Nashik on Saturday in several tempos and other vehicles.
Farmers' R-Day tractor parade: Tableaux to depict protest against agri laws
The Republic Day tractor parade by agitating farmers will feature a number of tableaux from across states depicting village life, the protest against the Centre's contentious farm laws, and hailing their courage, according to organisers.
A farmer leader told PTI that directions were issued to all organisations participating in the protest to prepare tableaux for the parade.
What's new in 2021 Republic Day? A farmers' tractor rally
This year's Republic Day promises to be a lot different than the previous years. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the global social scenario and has given rise to social distancing and more virtual events.
All officers and men, as well as CAPF and other force deployed for Republic Day Parade security, should remain in ready position to move at short notice for law and order arrangement in connection with Kisan tractor rally: Delhi Police Commissioner.
About 25,000 tractors from UP, Uttarakhand to participate in 'kisan parade': Rakesh Tikait
Around 25,000 tractors from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will participate in the 'kisan parade' in the national capital on January 26, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Saturday. Farmers moving towards UP Gate from the two states on their tractor trolleys were intercepted by police in different districts but farmers will arrive here at every cost, he said.
"Around 25,000 tractors would arrive here and a tractor rally would be brought out on Republic Day. Apart from the districts of western Uttar Pradesh, farmers would take out rallies in every district," Tikait said in a statement.
MP government trying to crush farmers' voice: Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath on Sunday hit out at the state government for use of force on his party workers during a protest in Bhopal against the Centre's three new farm laws, and alleged that the government was trying to crush the voice of farmers.
Nath led a farmers' tractor rally in Depalpur, about 50 km from Indore, to protest against the new agri laws.
He was seen driving a tractor himself in an agriculture-dominated area.
Left parties ask Centre to be reasonable and repeal farm laws
CPI(M), CPI, CPI(ML), Forward Bloc and RSP -- on Sunday asked the Centre to "be reasonable" and repeal the three contentious farm laws as demanded by the farmers, saying its proposal to suspend the legislations would not work.
Haryana youth makes a U-turn, claims he was forced to lie about conspiracy to kill farmer leaders
The row surrounding the surfacing of a masked man at farmers' protest sight on Friday who was accused of being party to a conspiracy hatched to kill four of the farm leaders, took a curious twist on Saturday with the accused denying his earlier statement and in counter, accusing the farmer leaders of forcing him to lie after abducting him.
Police personnel attempt to stop farmers, under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union, during their march to Raj Bhavan to present a memorandum to UP Governor against Centre's farm reform laws, in Lucknow. Credit: PTI Photo
Haryana youth cooked up 'plot' to kill farmers: Police
A day after protesting farmer leaders paraded a youth who claimed a plot to disrupt their January 26 tractor rally, the Haryana police on Saturday said it had found no proof to support the allegations during its probe.
Many farmers are coming to Delhi for Republic Day tractor rally. We will conduct the rally on Delhi's Outer Ring Road, it doesn't matter whether Delhi Police gives permission or not: Satnam Singh Panu, Punjab Kisan Sangharsh Committee at Singhu border pic.twitter.com/Ocb4SbOw5t— ANI (@ANI) January 24, 2021
कृषि क़ानूनों के खिलाफ टिकरी बाॅर्डर पर किसानों का विरोध प्रदर्शन आज 60वें दिन भी जारी है। एक प्रदर्शनकारी ने बताया, "आज पंजाब, हरियाणा और राजस्थान से काफी ट्रैक्टर आ रहे हैं। हम 26 जनवरी को शांतिपूर्ण ट्रैक्टर परेड निकालेंगे। टिकरी बाॅर्डर पर क़रीब दो-ढाई लाख ट्रैक्टर होंगे।" pic.twitter.com/H6MknOvZZU— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) January 24, 2021
DH Toon | Neither farmers, nor government willing to blink (Cartoonist: Sajith Kumar, DHNS)
Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand on Friday said that if the new farm laws are repealed, no government will have courage to bring them again in the next 10-15 years, and termed the ongoing stalemate between the Centre and protesting farmer unions as a "clash of egos".
The 11 rounds of talks between the government and farmer unions have failed to yield any concrete results although the government has offered a proposal to keep the laws under suspension for 1-1.5 years.
Over 2 lakh tractors will be part of Jan 26 'kisan parade': Farmer leaders
Over two lakh tractors will be part of the January 26 'kisan parade' in the national capital and around 2,500 volunteers will be deployed to facilitate the movement of the vehicles, farmer unions opposing the Centre's new agri laws said on Saturday.
Firm on demand of repealing farm laws, farmers say decision on future action after tractor parade
Protesting farmer leaders on Saturday remained firm on their demand of a complete repeal of the three contentious farm laws, and said their immediate focus is on the January 26 tractor parade.
Farm Laws: Farmers set for 'historic' Republic Day tractor rally
Farmers have chalked out elaborate plans to carry out tractor parades on Republic Day with Delhi Police on Saturday giving permission to them for the same as the standoff between protesting farmer unions and the government over the contentious farm laws continued even after 11 rounds of talks during two-month-long agitation.