Delhi Police hunting down peaceful activists and accusing them of separatist plot, says Pieter Friedrich
'Nobody thinks the current agricultural system is flawless, but the new laws appear to be pure crony capitalism intended to place farmers at the mercy of ruthless multinational corporations,' says Friedrich
Who is Pieter Friedrich? A freelance journalist, RSS critic who is being investigated for his role in Greta Thunberg toolkit
Author of the book, Saffron Fascists: India's Hindu Nationalist Rulers, Friedrich, according to the police, was found to have links with alleged Khalistani operative Bhajan Singh Bhinder alias Iqbal Choudhary
Greta Thunberg 'toolkit' row: All you need to know about lawyer Nikita Jacob and engineer Shantanu Muluk
Advocate and activist Nikita Jacob, who faces arrest for her alleged role in creating the 'toolkit', has denied sharing any information with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg
BJP MPs give breach of privilege notice against Rahul Gandhi for observing silence for farmers killed in agitation
The three BJP MPs in Lok Sabha said that the Congress leader directed his party members to observe silence without taking permission from the Speaker
Farm laws: SC-appointed panel holds consultations with pvt mandi operators and govt officials from 10 states
This is the fifth meeting the panel held so far. The three-member committee is holding consultations with stakeholders both online and in person
From concrete barricades to barbed wires, Delhi Police sets up strict security measures; protesters say 'can't cage our spirits'
The security measures, meant to restrict the movement of farmers protesting the Centre's new laws, have evoked sharp condemnation from Opposition leaders, with Rahul Gandhi exhorting the government to 'build bridges, not walls'
The next round of talks between the Central Government and the farmers' unions to end the deadlock over the three farm laws has been scheduled for 22 January
'Where is bias?': Supreme Court issues notice on plea for reconstitution of expert panel to resolve deadlock between farmers, govt
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said it had appointed experts in the panel as the judges are not experts on the subject
People of 'other ideologies' delaying resolution with farmers, says Centre; talks postponed to Wednesday
Farmers’ unions refused to call off the tractor march planned for 26 January and asserted that they had the constitutional right to demonstrate peacefully on Republic Day
Farmer union tells SC to disband negotiation committee, appoint neutral members 'who can do the job'
In an affidavit, it also sought dismissal of a plea file by the Centre seeking an injunction against the proposed tractor march "which seeks to disrupt the gathering and celebrations of Republic Day on 26 January"
Farmer protests: Ninth round of talks ends, next meet on 19 Jan; govt urges unions to form informal grouping
Meanwhile, the Congress party shored up its attack against the Centre over the issue, with Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi leading protests in New Delhi
Farmers' Protest Updates: Will launch hunger strike on farmers' issues by Jan end in Delhi, says Anna Hazare
Farmers' Protest Updates: Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: In a letter to prime minister Narendra Modi, Hazare said he had written to the Centre five times on the issue of farmers but had not received any response.
Farmer unions and opposition parties too had raised doubts over the composition of the panel, insisting that its members have been in favour of the three laws in the past. The panel is due to hold its first meeting on 19 January
Farmers Protest Updates: Talks must continue, says MoS Agriculture Parshottam Rupala on meeting scheduled for 15 January
Farmers Protest Updates: 'It is only through dialogue, a way forward can be found,' Rupala told PTI. Farmers unions have also shown willingness to attend the scheduled ninth round of talks but have insisted on a complete repeal of the agri laws
Farmers also shouted slogans against the BJP-led Centre and slammed the government for not acceding to their demands. They demanded that the new farms laws should be repealed
The farmers have not only categorically refused to engage with the said 'expert panel', which includes two domain experts and two farmer leaders, but have also asserted that their tractor march on Republic Day will be held as per schedule
The committee appointed by the apex court includes Bhupinder Singh Mann, Anil Ghanwat, Pramod Kumar Joshi and Ashok Gulati
It is not strictly within the ambit of the powers of the Supreme Court to be passing orders staying legislations in aid of perception management. Hence, though the result may superficially seem correct, the process of reasoning, or lack thereof, behind the result, renders it anything but.
SC tells Centre to suspend implementation of farm laws, but judicial precedents call for caution in ordering interim stay
The presumption of constitutionality implies that courts should not interfere with the will of the legislature unless there are compelling reasons to do so
'Suspend implementation of farm laws or we will do it': SC lashes out at Centre over handling of farmer protests
The court further said it is 'extremely disappointed' with the way negotiations are going on between the Centre and the farmers on the new farm laws