BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait refuted the allegation that farmers violated COVID-19 protocols at Iftar. Reacting to the viral video, Tikait mentioned, "People were sitting at a distance from each other. The gathering of 50 people is permitted by the government. There were 22-35 people. Nobody met with each other, no one shook hands." Watch the full video for more details.
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Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rahesh Tikait on April 22 at Ghazipur border said that many farmers are struggling to get the second dose of COVID vaccine. "Farmers are at their home. Where else will we ask them to go? Is COVID spreading from here? We have been living here for last 5 months, it's our home now. Many farmers took vaccine but are struggling to get the 2nd dose. We have told officers to set up camp here," said BKU leader. Farmers have been agitating against farm laws at Delhi's border from past 5 months.
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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait blamed the Narendra Modi govt for the attack on his convoy. Stones were allegedly pelted at the farmer leader's car, damaging the rear windshield. “The government is responsible, who else can it be? It's their youth wing. They (attackers) were saying, 'Rakesh Tikait, Go Back’. Where should I go? They hurled stones and used lathis. Why are they fighting us, we are farmers, not a political party,” Tikait said. The alleged attack took place on Friday afternoon in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. Tikait, however, was not in his car when the stones were allegedly pelted.
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A farmer leader organised his son’s wedding ceremony at a farmers’ protest site in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa on March 18. The groom Sachin Singh wanted to give a strong message to the Centre that the farmers will not leave the protest site until it repeal the three farm laws. Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020
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Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has demanded that all protesters who have been camping at the borders of the capital should be vaccinated. He further added that jail inmates should also be vaccinated and details should be released on whether they have been following social distancing. Tikait said that he is also ready to get vaccinated and will lead the way. Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws since November 2020. They have been demanding withdrawal of the laws while the Central govt has agreed to make amendments. Several rounds of talks have failed to break the deadlock between the two sides. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Police kept strict surveillance and kept a check over vehicular movement amid lockdown in Karnataka's Shivamogga. They also did baton lathi-charge on lockdown violators. The lockdown has been imposed in the state due to surge in COVID cases and will remain in force in the state till May 24.
As the country is reeling under the horrific second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, locals in Shivamogga thronged the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market turning eyes from COVID-19 protocols. COVID protocols including social distancing norms were flouted at the market. Karnataka is observing Janta Curfew during the weekend to curb the spread of the virus. A two-week lockdown will remain in place across the state between May 10 andMay 24.
Shivamogga resident KV Purushottam Hegde has been running a cow shelter for past 13 years for injured cattle. Hegde has dedicated his life to help cows in need. He built a small Gaushala where 50 injured cows and recovering. Speaking to ANI, Hegde said that they get injured while crossing roads. "They get injured while crossing roads. Owners leave them. Sometimes cows return to their home after recovery or owners come to take them back," said Hegde. He alleged that donors have extended their support but state government has not sanctioned land for cow shelter. "Donors extended their support but govt has not sanctioned land (for cow shelter). I have one acre of land and I'm struggling. Karnataka govt brings law against cow slaughter but there is no constructive work for building the cow shelters to protect cattle," said KV Purushottam.