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Uttar Pradesh: Farmers to launch state wide campaign if poll promises not fulfilled
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Uttar Pradesh: Farmers to launch state wide campaign if poll promises not fulfilled

During the 'kisan mahapanchayat' in Bijnor, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (non-political) raised issues pertaining to sugar mills, pending sugarcane dues, power supply and electricity bills among others

UP power official expelled for putting Osama bin Laden's photo in office, revering him as 'best engineer in world'
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UP power official expelled for putting Osama bin Laden's photo in office, revering him as 'best engineer in world'

SDO of Nawabganj division of Farrukhabad district said that he had put the picture of bin Laden for personal motivation - to set high targets and work meticulously to achieve them

Lakhimpur Kheri case: Ashish Mishra released on bail; SKM to approach SC for physical hearing, vows Tikait
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Lakhimpur Kheri case: Ashish Mishra released on bail; SKM to approach SC for physical hearing, vows Tikait

Ashish had been lodged in the jail since 10 October last year in the case related to the killing of four farmers in the violence that had erupted in the course of farmers' agitation in Tikonia in the district

Farmers to observe 'Day of Betrayal' on 31 Jan against governments' failure to fulfill demands, says SKM
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Farmers to observe 'Day of Betrayal' on 31 Jan against governments' failure to fulfill demands, says SKM

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait will visit Lakhimpur Kheri for three days from 21 January to press their demand for the sacking of Union minister Ajay Mishra whose son is accused of mowing down protesting farmers last year

Farmers call off protest, to vacate site at Delhi border from 11 Dec; Rahul Gandhi hails victory
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Farmers call off protest, to vacate site at Delhi border from 11 Dec; Rahul Gandhi hails victory

After the news about calling off the protest made headlines, people on social media expressed happiness over Centre’s decision

Farmers' protest will stop only after farm laws are repealed in Parliament, says Rakesh Tikait
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Farmers' protest will stop only after farm laws are repealed in Parliament, says Rakesh Tikait

He also stressed that the government should talk to farmers over the issue of minimum support price (MSP) of crops and other matters

Head-on | How Centre's 'soft' approach encourages Rakesh Tikait to push his incendiary agenda
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Head-on | How Centre's 'soft' approach encourages Rakesh Tikait to push his incendiary agenda

The attempt to weaponise the movement by politically affiliated farmers’ union leaders ahead of the 2022 UP Assembly election will continue as long as the government and the Supreme Court remain silent spectators

Farmers' rail roko protest: Turnout shows agitation not limited to Haryana, Punjab, say protesters
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Farmers' rail roko protest: Turnout shows agitation not limited to Haryana, Punjab, say protesters

However, a Railways spokesperson maintained that there was negligible impact on train services and added that majority of the zonal offices reported no incidents

Farmers' rail roko protest updates: Demonstrations held in over six UP districts; 100 protesters detained in Chitrakoot
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Farmers' rail roko protest updates: Demonstrations held in over six UP districts; 100 protesters detained in Chitrakoot

Farmers’ ‘rail roko’ protest LIVE updates: The agitation commenced at around 9 am and farmers from 12 villages participated in the Aurangabad protest, the farmer union said

Farmers' Protest: Rakesh Tikait responds to Narendra Modi, says won't allow business over hunger, need law on MSP
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Farmers' Protest: Rakesh Tikait responds to Narendra Modi, says won't allow business over hunger, need law on MSP

The BKU spokesperson, responding to Modi's address, said, "There will not be business over hunger in the country. If hunger goes up, price of crops will be decided accordingly. Those wanting business over hunger will be driven out of the country."

Farmers body says ready to resume talks but govt should come with new proposal
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Farmers body says ready to resume talks but govt should come with new proposal

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farm unions emphasised that the "ball was in the goverment's court" while adding that merely putting the laws on hold was not acceptable to them

Farmers across India hold peaceful chakka jam, give 2 Oct ultimatum to repeal farm laws
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Farmers across India hold peaceful chakka jam, give 2 Oct ultimatum to repeal farm laws

Peaceful protests were held from 12 pm to 3 pm on Saturday in several states including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana

Farmers' protest: RJD holds kisan panchayat in UP's Shamli as clamour against farm laws grows in state
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Farmers' protest: RJD holds kisan panchayat in UP's Shamli as clamour against farm laws grows in state

This is the fourth major farmers' meeting in western Uttar Pradesh after Muzaffarnagar, Mathura and Baghpat. Similar meetings in support of the farmers' protest were also held in Haryana

Farmers' protest: Holding no informal talks with farmers, barricading a local admin issue, says Tomar
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Farmers' protest: Holding no informal talks with farmers, barricading a local admin issue, says Tomar

The last and 11th round of meeting between the Centre and 41 protesting unions, held on 22 January, was inconclusive. The Centre had asked unions to reconsider the government's proposal to suspend new farm laws for 18 months

Farmers' Protest Updates: Haryana govt suspends internet in 14 districts till 5 pm tomorrow, say reports
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Farmers' Protest Updates: Haryana govt suspends internet in 14 districts till 5 pm tomorrow, say reports

Farmers Protest: The Haryana districts in which the internet has been suspended are Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal, Panipat, Hisar, Jind, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Fatehabad, Rewari and Sirsa

Farmers' protest: Violence at Singhu after 'locals' clash with protesters; thosuands gather in Muzaffarpur supporting BKU
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Farmers' protest: Violence at Singhu after 'locals' clash with protesters; thosuands gather in Muzaffarpur supporting BKU

The Singhu border site also saw some disruption on Thursday, when a group of people raised slogans demanding the removal of the protesting farmers from the area

Delhi violence turns agri woes into law and order issue; distracts from real grievances of farmers
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Delhi violence turns agri woes into law and order issue; distracts from real grievances of farmers

This isn't the first time in recent history that a citizen-initiated movement has had to face a credibility crisis after a bout of violence. The anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in February 2020 faced a similar predicament when riots broke out in Delhi

Protesting farmers not against reforms, but western idea of top-down centralisation: Activist Kavitha Kuruganti
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Protesting farmers not against reforms, but western idea of top-down centralisation: Activist Kavitha Kuruganti

'The present laws are designed for the upper caste, male farmers with large land holdings with access to irrigation. Reforms must factor in the concerns of marginalised farmers,' she says

Haryana BKU chief tells farmers not to oppose ministers, politicians at Republic Day events
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Haryana BKU chief tells farmers not to oppose ministers, politicians at Republic Day events

Farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni said that any kind of disruption at a Republic Day function 'will send out a wrong message'

Farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day: Farm union leaders to discuss route, arrangements with police officials today
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Farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day: Farm union leaders to discuss route, arrangements with police officials today

After the Delhi Police sought an injunction on the rally, the Supreme Court said a decision on it has to be taken by the Centre and police