Farmer Protests

Farmer leaders to meet Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to elicit support for protests against agri laws

Tikait and other farmer leaders have been agitating on Delhi's borders for the past one year against three laws passed by the Parliament.

published on : 9th June 2021

Agri laws: Farmers in numbers head towards borders of Delhi amidst COVID crisis

The Morcha said the government is trying to defame the farmers as spreaders of Covid-19, while it could not provide enough beds, oxygen, medicines and vaccination.

published on : 25th May 2021

Government trying to use COVID as excuse to quell protest against agri laws, allege farmer leaders

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, a joint forum of farmer unions, also said the date for their proposed march to Parliament is yet to be decided.

published on : 20th April 2021

Farmer unions condemn Parliament panel's demand for implementation of Essential Commodities Act

The Essential Commodities Amendment Act is one of the three laws against which farmers have been protesting at Delhi's borders.

published on : 21st March 2021

Resolve farmers issue, if turmoil begins in Punjab whole country will suffer: Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu

Bittu said the farmers have contributed most to the growth of India and many of them have even protected the country at the borders.

published on : 17th March 2021

Sanjay Singh writes to Rajya Sabha Chairman, urges discussion on 'farmers' issue' in House

In a letter to the Rajya Chairman, Singh said: "Under the provision of 267, other businesses of the House should be postponed and this serious issue of farmers should be discussed."

published on : 15th March 2021

Farmer protests: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait to hold Kisan Mahapanchayat in UP's Saharanpur

In order to mobilise the historical crowd in Panchayat, BKU leaders were visiting villages and talking to farmers for the last several days.

published on : 28th February 2021

We don't concur with teacher’s view: School on controversial question paper calling farmers 'violent maniacs'

The question received a lot of criticism for imposing a point of view on students and branding all farmers with malicious adjectives.

published on : 24th February 2021

Humane climate activist who only wanted farmers’ voice heard: Disha's friends

She is a vocal feminist, a vegan, an animal lover, a climate activist and an inspiring individual overall.

published on : 16th February 2021

Right to protest and express dissent comes with certain duties: Supreme Court

The Constitutional scheme comes with a right to protest and express dissent but with an obligation to have certain duties, the order said.

published on : 13th February 2021

Farmers' protests: Summer plans amidst winter setbacks

Coolers, pucca sheds, volleyball and badminton courts, farmers’ protest sites are gearing up for the summer  

published on : 11th February 2021

A Koo in cyberspace! Desi micro-blogging app sees surge in downloads

The app is available in multiple languages, including Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, and Bengali, while other Indian languages are being added soon.

published on : 10th February 2021

Maharashtra government to probe celebs’ tweets on farm stirs, BJP fumes 

Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant and some other party leaders on Monday raised the demand for a probe into tweets before Deshmukh in a meeting via video conference.

published on : 9th February 2021

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait to hold meet in North Karnataka mid February

Tikait will be in the state to galvanise support for farmer protests, said president of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene, Badagalpura Nagendra, on Monday.

published on : 9th February 2021

Ensure democracy's norms maintained, protesters demonstrate peacefully: US Caucus tells India

The India-focused group of American lawmakers held their first discussion on the farmers’ agitation.

published on : 8th February 2021
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