183 held by Delhi Police for farmer protests, all on bail

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai informed this while responding to a question by CPI member Binoy Viswam.

Published: 05th August 2021 08:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2021 08:05 AM   |  A+A-

Farmers Protest

For representational purposes (Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A total of 183 people had been arrested by Delhi Police till July 20 in connection with farmers’ protest and all of them are currently out on bail, the Centre informed Parliament on Wednesday. The Ministry of Home Affairs told the Rajya Sabha that none of the accused was booked under stringent laws like Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and sedition. 

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai informed this while responding to a question by CPI member Binoy Viswam. “As per Delhi Police, the provisions of sedition or any other anti-terror law such as UAPA have not been invoked in any of the cases registered against protesting farmers,” Rai said.
On January 26, a clash occurred between the Delhi Police and the protesting farmers during their tractor rally in protest against the Centre’s agri laws, at Red Fort in Delhi. One person died while scores of people were injured in the incident.

In May, the Delhi Police had filed a 3,224-page charge sheet against 16 people, including actor Deep Sidhu and gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana, who were named as the main conspirators in the case. The police had charged the accused under various sections of Indian Penal Code, including sedition, rioting, attempt to murder and violence.

‘Aug 15 to be Kisan Azadi Day’

The protesting farmers would observe Independence Day as ‘Kisan Mazdoor Azadi Sangram Diwas’ and would take out Tiranga marches “to block, tehsil, district headquarters or their nearest Kisan Morcha or dharna” across the country, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha announced Wednesday. The marches will be taken out with the Tricolour on cycles, bikes, carts and tractors,” it said and reiterated that no official flag hoisting event or march would be opposed.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp