As thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh were rallying at Delhi’s three interstate border points, SFJ was trying to fish in troubled waters by announcing $1 million in aid for farmers who suffered injuries or damage to property
Several trains were cancelled, highways and key roads blocked and many thousands stranded for hours on Monday as a nationwide 10-hour shutdown (Bharat Bandh) against the Centre’s three agriculture laws disrupted lives across parts of India, particularly in the north.
Bharat Bandh: Nationwide shutdown against farm laws disrupts civic life in pockets; unprecented response, claims SKM
Protesters blocked highways and arterial roads and squatted on tracks in several places from morning as the shutdown called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 40 farmer unions got underway.
Bharat Bandh LIVE Updates: The SKM said the bandh was observed peacefully in "more than 23 states" and not a single untoward incident was reported
Bharat Bandh: Traffic hit across Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi as major highways blocked by protesting farmers
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has appealed to the farmers to leave the agitation and follow the path of dialogue
Bharat Bandh: Protesters block highways, roads in Punjab, Haryana; train services hit at 32 locations
The protest is being observed to mark four months since the farmers agitation first began in November at Delhi's three borders - Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri
Samkyukta Kisan Morcha said the nationwide shutdown will be observed for from 6 am to 6 pm. The bandh will mark four months of the farmer protests at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri
The strike, in protest against the three contentious farm laws enacted recently, will be observed the entire day tomorrow, from 6 am till 6 pm
“Kisan Yatras” will be taken out in Bihar from 11 March and conclude on 18 March on Kisan Kranti Divas and copies of the new agri laws will be burned during ‘Holika Dahan’ on 28 March, farmer leaders added
'All state-level transport associations have confirmed their support to the AITWA, also in protest against the fuel price hike,' said association national president
Farmers conduct tractor march day before talks with Centre; SC says protest shouldn't become COVID hotspot
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to reply within two weeks on the measures undertaken to stop the spread of COVID-19 at the protest sites.
'We encourage consultation', says SC on farmers-Centre talks; many in support of farm laws, claims Tomar
Tens of thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping out on roads around New Delhi, for more than a month, braving the bitter cold and continuous rain over the last few days
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices to the Punjab govt and the Centre on a plea filed by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, seeking action against 'miscreants' damaging its telecom infrastructure
Farmers' Protest Updates: Seventh round of negotiations end without headway, next meeting on 8 January
Farmers' Protest Updates: Farmer leaders said the government said it needs to consult internally and thereafter it would come back to the unions. They also said that farmers will have their own meeting on Tuesday to decide their next course of action
Farmers' Protest: Rajasthan protesters clash with Haryana Police near border; Kerala passes resolution against farm laws
Hours after agreeing to Pinarayi Vijayan's resolution against Centre's farm laws, BJP's lone member in Kerala Assembly, O Rajagopal, backtracked saying the reform laws are good for farmers
Farmers' Protest: Consensus reached over power tarrifs and stubble burning, but deadlock on MSP, repeal of laws remains
The Centre proposed forming a committee to deliberate on the farmers' demands as it ruled out the possibility of repealing the legislations. The two sides are set to meet again on 4 January
Farmers' Protest Updates: Consensus on 2 out of 4 issues reached between both sides, says Tomar; next meeting on 4 Jan
Farmers' Protest Updates: The Centre, during its meeting with the farmers’ unions on Wednesday, offered to set up a committee to deliberate on their demands related to the agricultural laws
Farmers take hard line with Centre on MSP, repeal of laws day before talks; Tomar, Goyal meet Amit Shah
Various organisations affiliated to the Left parties, meanwhile, marched to Raj Bhavan in Bihar’s Capital Patna on Tuesday, demanding the scrapping of the agriculture laws
Maharashtra farmers' 'vehicle march' to Delhi shows expanding mass mobilisation against Centre's agri laws
The Centre faces the prospect of farmers from Maharashtra joining their counterparts from northern states in Delhi, in an agitation that continues to gather steam.
Farmers stage sit-in on Delhi-Jaipur highway; Narendra Tomar accuses Oppn of 'propaganda' against new laws
Meanwhile, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he will observe a day-long fast on Monday in solidarity with the protesting farmers