Slow Traffic Expected due to Farmers’ Protest on Noida-Delhi Routes

Police on Wednesday cautioned commuters about the possibility of traffic movement slowing down on the Noida-Delhi routes on Thursday in view of a proposed farmers’ protest in the national capital. The Gautam Buddh Nagar police also said diversions could be placed at routes in Noida near Delhi borders, where “intensive” checking of vehicles would be … Read more

Polish farmers threaten to bring country to halt after violent clashes with police

Tens of thousands of farmers and their supporters warned on Wednesday they would bring Poland to a standstill, after violent clashes with police outside the country’s parliament in Warsaw. The protesters had gathered at the prime minister’s office in the Polish capital, burning tyres and throwing firecrackers as they demanded a halt to cheap imports … Read more

Delhi Chalo call continues, farmer leaders to announce details on 3 March

“In a democracy, is it justified that bullets are fired…? Our agitation will continue. It will head to victory. At the same time, one thing is clear, we have to save our children from bullets,” the farmer leader said. Earlier in the day, farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said the government was not paying attention … Read more

Haryana Police Seeks Passport Cancellation for Farmers’ Protest Vandalism

The agitation is centered around Shambhu (near Ambala) and Khanauri (near Jind) border points along the Punjab-Haryana border. Farmer leaders had earlier said they would not end their agitation until their demands were met, indicating that their stir may continue even if the model code of conduct comes into force ahead of the upcoming Lok … Read more

British Sikh MP Dhesi brings up Punjab farmer’s death in UK Parliament

Days after the death of a farmer at the protest site in Khanauri Border, Indian-origin British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi brought up the issue of the farm agitation and the death in British Parliament on Friday. Dhesi, the UK’s first turbaned Sikh MP, expressed “serious concerns” and asked the Leader of the House if the … Read more

Protester dies in clash with Haryana Police at Punjab-Haryana border

In a tragic turn of events on Wednesday afternoon, a young farmer lost his life, and numerous others sustained injuries as Haryana Police fired tear gas shells at the Shambhu and Khanauri border points between Punjab and Haryana. The deceased, identified as Shubh Karan Singh, succumbed to an apparent head injury sustained at the Khanauri … Read more

Farmer Leaders Reject Centre’s 5-Year MSP Proposal for Pulses, Maize, Cotton

Protesting farmers under the banner of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (non-political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha have been camping at Shambhu and Khanauri points on Punjab’s border with Haryana after their Delhi Chalo march to press the Centre for various demands, including a legal guarantee of MSP for crops, was stopped by security forces, which led … Read more

Farmers’ protest enters fifth day, BKU (Ugrahan) to protest outside BJP leaders’ homes

The Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) will on Saturday, 17 February hold dharnas outside the residences of three senior BJP leaders in Punjab on the fifth day of the farmers’ protest over their various demands, including a legal guarantee for MSP. Apart from holding dharnas outside the homes of former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, … Read more

Farmers' protest: Sec 144 in Noida, ministers in Chandigarh for repeat talks

Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) Police on Thursday said restrictions under CrPC section 144, including a ban on unauthorised public assemblies, would be enforced across the district on 16 February. The decision has been taken in view of proposed protest marches called by the farmers’ body Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) and other unions. The Bharatiya Kisan … Read more

Were Modi and M.S, Swaminathan ‘illogical’, ‘impractical’ on MSP?

Even today, only 6 to 10 per cent of farmers sell their produce at the minimum support prices. The government needs to procure produce from the market only when prices fall below the MSP and withdraws once a price correction takes place and pushes the market price above MSP again. According to his estimates, says … Read more