A meeting of farmers from Punjab ended at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) and they will continue their protest against new farm laws, informed Harinder Singh General Secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Union on November 28.He said, "It has been decided that we'll continue our protest here and will not go anywhere else.
We will meet at 11 am every day to discuss our strategy." Meanwhile, DCP of Outer North District Delhi Gaurav Sharma said, "The protest is peacefully going on.
Our priority is to main peace here and end the protest peacefully." Delhi Police yesterday gave permission to farmers to hold their demonstrations at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in Delhi's Burari area.
Giving clarification on his viral video of appealing his supporters to be armed with sticks, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait, denying the allegations, said there's no flag without stick, and this is what he conveyed in the viral video. "We said bring your own sticks. Please show me a flag without a stick, I will accept my mistake," said Rakesh Tikait.
Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on January 27 distanced himself from the violent incidents that took place at several places including ITO and Red Fort in the national capital during farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day. "Uneducated people were driving tractors, they didn't know the paths of Delhi. Administration told them the way towards Delhi. They went to Delhi and returned home. Some of them unknowingly deflected towards Red Fort. Police guided them to return," said Tikait.
Speaking on the violent incidences during farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day in national capital, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on January 26 said nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either, and Centre didn't fulfil its responsibility. He said, "Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh held protest in a disciplined manner but government didn't take them seriously. As restraint ended, the tractor march was taken out. Centre's responsibility was to keep law and order in control but they failed." "Nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either. Those sitting calmly grew angry, the Centre didn't fulfil its responsibility," he added.
On the occasion of 72nd Republic Day, Beating the Retreat ceremony was organised at the Attari-Wagah border on January 26 in Punjab. Amritsar Indian Institute of Management (IIM) students performed dance at the ceremony. Lesser number of people was witnessed at Attari-Wagah border due to COVID-19 pandemic.
To intensify their protest against the three farm laws in view of the continuous deadlock with the government, farmers on January 07 - the 43rd day of their agitation - conducted tractor march in and around the national capital. Protesting farmers who are camped at the Burari ground, the site designated by the central government, led a tractor rally even as heavy police deployment ensured law and order situation there. Similar scenes were witnessed in Haryana's Palwal where countless protesting farmers marched towards the Singhu border of Delhi to show their angst against the government. Police personnel accompanied the agitators to mitigate any untoward incident. Bharatiya Kisan Union's Rakesh Tikait led farmers' tractor rally from Ghazipur border near Delhi-Ghaziabad border. Tikait said today's tractor rally is a trailer for the mega show scheduled for January 26 when farmers in all their strength will come out for the Republic Day rally to increase pressure on the government. With farmers camping in and around Delhi for more than 40 days, all the seven meetings between unions and centre failed to bring the two sides on the same page. With the deadlock still in place, hopes are little of a turnaround when the two parties will meet for the eighth meeting tomorrow.
The protesting farmers have renamed Nirankari Samagam ground as 'Kisanpura'. They are protesting at Burari ground against new farm laws. One of the protesters said, "We have been protesting for the past 33 days. It has become like a village, thus we have renamed it to Kisanpura." Farmers have continued to protest against new agriculture laws at Delhi border for over a month. Farmers and Centre are scheduled to talk on December 29 at 11 am.
Protesting farmers at Nirankari Samagam ground in Burari started cultivating onions to use their idle time. "Since we have been sitting idle for a month during protests, we thought of growing onions as we can use it for our daily cooking. We'll grow more crops on Burari ground," said a farmer. The farmers' protest against the agricultural legislations entered second month on December 27 as talks with centre have remained inconclusive so far.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah issued an appeal to farmers protesting in and near the national capital. He said that the Government of India is ready for talks with the agriculture minister having sent..
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Amid farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' protest, farmers of Uttar Pradesh on November 28, arrived at Delhi-Ghaziabad border to support the farmers from Punjab are protesting over Centre's three farm laws. "We want..