Farmers protesting against the three farm laws at Ghazipur border
Farmers protesting against the three farm laws at Ghazipur border(Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)

Highlights| PM hopping to poll bound states, but has no time for farmers: D Raja

The protests have entered its 80th day on Sunday and neither the government nor the farmers' unions representatives have arrived at a solution despite several rounds of discussions.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 12:03 AM IST

The protest against the three farm laws which has been going on for the past 11 weeks have shown no signs of easing as the deadlock between protesting farmers’ unions representatives and the Centre remains unresolved.


The Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Saturday said that farmers did not deserve to be called parasites by the government and said that they will reply back with ‘diplomatic punishment’ while speaking in reference to PM Narendra Modi’s speech in Parliament.


Farmers’ union representatives have also demanded that all those who were jailed for violence on January 26 should be kept in the same jail.


Meanwhile, a Delhi court has remanded Disha Ravi, a climate activist who has been arrested for alleged role in spreading a "toolkit" on farmers' protest, to five-day Delhi Police Special Cell custody.

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  • FEB 14, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    PM hopping to poll bound states, but has no time for farmers, says D Raja

    CPI general secretary D Raja hit out at the Centre on Sunday over the ongoing farmers' agitation and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hopping to poll- bound states but had no time to address farmers' concerns and meet their representatives.

  • FEB 14, 2021 09:09 PM IST

    Samyukta Kisan Morcha condemns Disha Ravi's arrest, demands immediate release

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha condemned the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi by the Delhi Police during the investigation into the toolkit case and demanded her immediate release. "We demand her immediate unconditional release," SKM said in the statement.

  • FEB 14, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Farm laws will finish public distribution system: Tikati

    BKU's Tikait also said that the new farm laws will finish the public distribution system and added that business on hunger would not be allowed in the country.

  • FEB 14, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Won't let Centre sit in peace till demands are met, says Tikait

    Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said on Sunday he won't let the Centre sit in peace till the demands of the protesting farmers are met.

  • FEB 14, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    Farmers' participate in Candle march on 2nd anniversary of Pulwama attack at Ghazipur border

    Farmers' protesting against the Centre's three news farm laws at the Ghazipur border in the national capital were seen taking part in a candle march on the second anniversary of the Pulwama attack. Pakistan based- terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out the ghastly attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy of vehicles in Pulwama on February 14, 2019 which resulted in the death of 40 CRPF personnel.


  • FEB 14, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    Disha Ravi 'key conspirator' in toolkit's formulation: Police

  • FEB 14, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    Indian diaspora groups in US launch rose campaign in support of farmers

    Indian diaspora groups in the United States launched a rose campaign in support of the farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's three new farm laws. The Global Indian Progressive Diaspora (GIPD) launched the social media campaign on Valentine's Day, which is observed globally on February 14, according to PTI.

  • FEB 14, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Climate activist Disha Ravi remanded to 5-day Delhi Police Special Cell custody

    A Delhi Court has remanded Disha Ravi, a climate activist who has been arrested for alleged role in spreading a "toolkit" on farmers' protest, to five-day Delhi Police Special Cell custody.

  • FEB 14, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Activist Yogendra Yadav remembers CRPF soldiers killed in Pulwama

    Activist Yogendra Yadav, who has been actively supporting the protests by farmers' unions representatives paid tribute to the 40 slain CRPF officers who lost their lives in Pulwama.

  • FEB 14, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Farmer leader Joginder Singh says laws will empower major companies

    Farmer leader Joginder Singh said that the farm laws will pave the path for multinational companies to earn profits from the agricultural sector.

  • FEB 14, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    BKU leader Rakesh Tikait remembers CRPF personnel murdered in Pulwama

    Tikait said that all farmers and their families pay their deepest respect to CRPF jawans who were killed in the Pulwama suicide attack.

  • FEB 14, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi to address Kisan Mahapnachayats

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi will address kisan panchayats at Chandpur, Mathura and Muzaffarnagar on Feb 15, 19 and 20 respectively, news agency PTI reported.

  • FEB 14, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    BSP demands JP Dalal's resignation

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) asked Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar to take action against agri minister JP Dalal for his remarks on farmers' deaths during the protests. Sudhindra Bhadoria told news agency ANI that the lawmaker abused farmers who died amid the protests. "BSP believes in the Constitution and does not support violence anywhere. There is no place for violence during any kind of protest. The Constitution and democracy allow peaceful protests. But Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar should also speak about his minister who is abusing the death of farmers during agitation. The Chief Minister should also tell the whole country and should take action against his minister." Bhadoria was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

  • FEB 14, 2021 11:33 AM IST

    Police annouce reward of 1 lakh for information on Lakha Sidhana

    The gangster-turned-activist is being accused of instigating violence during the tractor rally on January 26.

  • FEB 14, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    DPCC arrests climate activist for alleged role in spreading misinformation

    A climate activist Disha Ravi has been arrested by Delhi Police Cyber Cell. Disha is based in Bengaluru and was arrested on Saturday.

  • FEB 14, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Haryana Agriculture Minister Jai Prakash apologises for remarks on farmers' deaths

    Haryana Agriculture Minister Jai Prakash Dalal said that his remarks on farmers' deaths were twisted and contorted to give a wrong impression. The lawmakers issued an apology saying that he never intended to hurt farmers. "Would not they have died if they were at home? Had they been at their homes, they would have died there also. Out of one to two lakh, do 200 people not die in six months? Someone is dying of a heart attack and someone after falling ill... They died of their own will," JP Dalal was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Dalal later clarified, "During the press conference, I condoled the demise of farmers who died during the protest. Even if a person dies unnaturally, it is painful... My statement was twisted and the wrong meaning was given to it. I saw the video on social media. I tender my apologies if somebody was hurt by my statement."

  • FEB 14, 2021 06:40 AM IST

    Parasite reference deeply hurt us: SKM

    Darshan Pal, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Gurnam Singh Chaduni and Rakesh Tikait of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha told the press on Saturday and alleged that the PM through his speech on Wednesday in Lok Sabha hurt the farmers in a 'diplomatic fashion'. Rajewal said the prime minister has given “diplomatic gaaliyan” (abuses) to farmers in the Lower House and said that the community has been deeply hurt.

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