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Farmers Protest highlights: Police drop tear gas via drones, get countered by kites

Farmers Protest Highlights: Delhi is under a heavy security cover with personnel in anti-riot gears & concrete barricades regulating access to several roads.
Farmers Protest LIVE: Police employ drone to disperse tear gas, farmers counteract with kite
Farmers Protest LIVE: Police employ drone to disperse tear gas, farmers counteract with kite

Farmers Protest Highlights: Protesting farmers of various unions on Wednesday started marching towards the national capital. The Delhi Police deployed at the borders are as of now guarding the borders and ensuring the maintenance of law and order amid the farmers' ‘Delhi chalo’ call. A massive deployment of police and paramilitary personnel besides multi-layered barricading is in place to seal the national capital borders at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur....Read More

Central Delhi has been put under a heavy security cover with personnel in anti-riot gears deployed strategically and metal and concrete barricades regulating access to several key roads.

On Tuesday the Delhi Metro regulated passengers' entry and exit at nine stations by shutting some gates for several hours in view of the farmers' march towards the national capital.

Police deployed tear gas to halt thousands of farmers demanding minimum crop prices from advancing towards the capital New Delhi following unsuccessful negotiations with the government. Thick clouds of tear gas were dispersed to scatter protesters at the Shambhu border near Ambala, situated approximately 200 kilometers north of the capital. Additionally, police employed drones to drop tear gas canisters from the air.

While the police are not actively impeding the movement of farmers from the state towards Delhi, a state of high alert has been declared in Punjab, with approximately 70% of the entire state police force instructed to remain on duty in the field.

Why are farmers protesting and what are their demands?

  • The farmers are staging a large-scale protest to compel the Center to acknowledge their list of demands.
  • The farm organizations are calling for legislation to ensure a minimum support price (MSP), a requirement they had stipulated in 2021 when they consented to end their protest against the now-repealed farm laws.
  • Additionally, the farmers are pressing for the enforcement of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations, pensions for farmers and agricultural workers, as well as the forgiveness of farm debts.
  • As per the farmers, the Center ought to ensure "justice" for the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

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Feb 14, 2024 10:59 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Centre's stance on farmers' protest hypocritical, says Congress

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: “The Swaminathan committee in 2006-07 presented their report on MSP. After that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanted to take a decision. He formed a panel of the National Development Council. The chief of this body was then the Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi. In Feb 2011, the panel submitted a report to Manmohan Singh. Modi then stated that MSP must be given a legal status. Talks were held. We then lost power at the centre,” said Congress communication in-charge Jairam Ramesh.

Feb 14, 2024 10:37 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Protesters use kites to counter tear gas drones

Protesters resorted to unconventional means to counter drones carrying tear gas shells deployed by authorities at the Punjab-Haryana border. As the Basant Panchami celebrations coincided with the second day of farmers' protest, the protestors at the Shambhu border attempted to down the drone carrying tear gas shells by flying kites equipped with strings. Read more.

Feb 14, 2024 9:56 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Decision to continue the ‘Delhi Chalo’ yatra will be made tomorrow after key meet, says farmer leader

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: According to Jagjit Singh Dallewal, the convener of BKU (Sidhupur), the decision to continue the Delhi Chalo yatra will be made after a meeting with central ministers.

The government has scheduled the third round of talks with the farmers for Thursday. Dallewal emphasized, "We will not compromise on anything less than what we have demanded."

The farm bodies are advocating for a law ensuring a guaranteed Minimum Support Price (MSP) on all crops and a complete waiver of debt on all crops.

Feb 14, 2024 9:51 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Haryana police officer caught 'pelting stones'

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: The farmers had caught a sub- inspector level CID official from Haryana, who was “pelting stones on Punjab farmers” at Khanauri, they said. The Punjab farmers handed over the cop to Sangrur police.

Feb 14, 2024 9:12 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Drones used to drop tear gas shells

Haryana police fired tear gas with drone during the farmers protest at Shambu border of Punjab and Haryana near Ambala on Wednesday. Photo by Ravi Kumar/ Hindustan Times
Haryana police fired tear gas with drone during the farmers protest at Shambu border of Punjab and Haryana near Ambala on Wednesday. Photo by Ravi Kumar/ Hindustan Times
Feb 14, 2024 8:58 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Kites used to down drones

Protesters trying to down Haryana Police Drone with the help of kites during the farmers protest at Shambhu border of Punjab and Haryana near Ambala on Wednesday. Photo by Ravi Kumar/ Hindustan Times
Protesters trying to down Haryana Police Drone with the help of kites during the farmers protest at Shambhu border of Punjab and Haryana near Ambala on Wednesday. Photo by Ravi Kumar/ Hindustan Times
Feb 14, 2024 8:32 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Opposition supports ‘Grameen Bandh’ on Feb 16

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: The Jharkhand Congress and Left parties have declared their support for the nationwide ‘Grameen Bandh’ on February 16. State Congress president Rajesh Thakur instructed all district officials to back the bandh on Friday.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has called for 'Grameen Bandh'

Feb 14, 2024 8:02 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Farm bodies-Centre meeting on Thursday

"The meeting with Centre will be held at 5pm tomorrow," says Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher at Rajpura bypass in Punjab.

Feb 14, 2024 8:00 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Patiala DC has objected to Haryana officials using Punjab’s territory for flying drones, says farmer leader

“Patiala DC (Showkat Ahmad Parray) was called for a meeting here. In the meeting, he informed us that he had written a letter to Ambala DC and had raised objections to using Punjab’s territory for flying drones. Patiala DC has also assured us that currently, his priority is to normalise situations and restore peace along the borders. Further discussion on the matter of tear gas shelling will be held later.”

Feb 14, 2024 7:40 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Police used tear gas to deter protesters

Ravi Kumar/ Hindustan Times
Ravi Kumar/ Hindustan Times
Feb 14, 2024 7:33 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Kites used to damage drones? Police say

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: On reports of drone being brought down into Ghaggar River by farmers using kite, Ambala DC Shaleen denied any such development and rather asked the Patiala administration to take action against farmers flying kites using banned Chinese strings.

Feb 14, 2024 7:04 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Leaders to meet union ministers tomorrow

Meeting of agitating farm leaders with union ministers fixed for Thursday, confirms a senior Police officer of Punjab who was part of the meeting held between three farm leaders and Intelligence officers at a hotel in Rajpura.

Intelligence officials of Punjab had met farmers leaders at a hotel in Rajpura near Shambhu blockade with a message from the Union Government, it is learnt. Farmer leaders, Dallewal and Pandher have agreed to meet the union ministers in Chandigarh once again, the official said. The farmer leaders were made to talk to senior officials of the Centre through Punjab officials, it is learnt.

Feb 14, 2024 6:57 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Union ministers to hold talk with farm bodies leaders

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Union ministers Arjun Munda, Piyush Goyal, and Nityanand Rai are scheduled to engage in a video conference with leaders of the protesting farmer groups to address their demands, including the assurance of a minimum support price on crops.

Feb 14, 2024 6:36 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: How to go from Chandigarh to Delhi?

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Due to the call given by farmer organisations for march to Delhi, the general public is informed that the passengers going from Chandigarh to Delhi should take the route via Panchkula, Barwala, Do Sadka, Barara, Babain, Ladwa, Pipli, Kurukshetra or via Panchkula, Barwala, Yamunanagar (NH-344), reached Delhi via Ladwa, Indri, Karnal, said Haryana Police

Feb 14, 2024 6:29 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Sec 144 imposed in 15 districts of Haryana

Due to the call ‘Delhi Chalo’ from farmers, Section 144 is imposed in 15 districts of Haryana, 64 companies of paramilitary force and 50 companies the state police are deployed.

Feb 14, 2024 6:05 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Several farmers injuried in clash with security forces

Punjab farmer got injured at Khanauri border (HT Photo/Sunil)
Punjab farmer got injured at Khanauri border (HT Photo/Sunil)
Feb 14, 2024 6:00 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Your child has exams this week? CBSE issues important notice

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: CBSE asks students to reach early: The class 10th and 12th board exams are set to commence from Thursday, with nearly 5.8 lakh students will take the exams across 877 centres in Delhi. The exams start at 10.30 am, and students are urged to reach by 10.00 am. Due to potential traffic issues in Delhi, early departure is recommended. CBSE advises using metro services, which are operating smoothly, CBSE said in a circular issued on Wednesday.

Read here: CBSE issues advisory for Class 10th, 12th board exams, points to farmers' protest

Feb 14, 2024 5:48 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Travelling in Delhi-NCR? Check traffic advisory here

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates:

• On the second day of the farmers' Delhi Chalo march, traffic remained unrestricted at Ghazipur border with Uttar Pradesh, while Singhu and Tikri borders with Haryana were completely closed.

• The national capital witnessed heightened security, with large numbers of personnel deployed and barricades set up at central Delhi and border points with Haryana to regulate movement.

• The NH-9 and NH-24, crucial routes connecting Delhi with Ghaziabad, Noida, and Meerut, experienced uninterrupted traffic movement during the day.

• Heavy traffic was reported on both carriageways of the DND Flyway, prompting Delhi Police to advise commuters to consider alternative routes like the Chilla Border route.

• Multiple layers of barricades, concrete blocks, iron nails, and container walls were strategically placed at Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri border points to deter the farmers' march.

• A section of a road near the Singhu border village was dug up as an additional measure to prevent the progress of the farmers' march.

Feb 14, 2024 5:39 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Union ministers to talk with farmer leaders

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Farmer bodies called for a meeting with central ministers through video conferencing at 6 pm. Farmers to sit at Haryana Raj Bhawan for the meeting.

Feb 14, 2024 5:35 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: ‘We want people who can catch the protesters,’ Senior officer to personnel at Tikri border

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: During the mock drill at Tikri Border, a DCP-level officer said the "arresting party" should be competent enough to arrest/catch farmers.

" We want people who can catch the protesters. The arresting party should have that in mind" he said.

He later told the women police personnel

"I see you keep handbags with you at all times. You also have anti-riot gear. How will you carry anti-riot gear and “act”? I don't want to see any handbags from tomorrow...We have noted that many of you have anti-riot kits which aren't functional. Please report this to your in-charge and get it fixed..."

Feb 14, 2024 5:22 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Punjab govt to bear treatment cost of injured farmers

Punjab health minister Balbir Singh at Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala (HT Photo/)
Punjab health minister Balbir Singh at Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala (HT Photo/)

Standing firmly with the farmers protesting for their legitimate demands, Punjab Government will bear all the cost of treatment expenses to be incurred on injured persons during the ongoing farmers’ protest, said Punjab health minister Balbir Singh.

Feb 14, 2024 5:07 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: What does RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh say?

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: The RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) on Wednesday said that it does not support the farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march, deeming it "political" and not in the best interest of farmers.

In a statement, BKS general secretary Mohini Mohan Mishra emphasised the importance of farmers receiving remunerative prices for their produce based on costs.

He urged an end to "political manoeuvres" under the guise of farmer movements, particularly during elections, citing the potential for violence, chaos, and loss of national property.

Feb 14, 2024 4:46 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Police using drones to drop tear gas

A drone being used for surveillance and dropping tear gas shells at Singhu border in view of farmers' protest march, in New Delhi, Tuesday. (PTI) (HT_PRINT)
A drone being used for surveillance and dropping tear gas shells at Singhu border in view of farmers' protest march, in New Delhi, Tuesday. (PTI) (HT_PRINT)
Feb 14, 2024 4:19 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Why are farmers protesting?

Demands of the Farmers:

1. Guaranteed Minimum Support Price (MSP): Enact a law to guarantee MSP for all crops, in line with the Swaminathan Commission report.

2. Debt Waiver: Demand a complete waiver of farmers' debts.

3. Pension Scheme: Implement a pension scheme for both farmers and farm laborers.

4. Rejection of Electricity Amendment Bill 2020: Urge to scrap the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020.

5. Reintroduction of Land Acquisition Act 2013: Bring back the Land Acquisition Act of 2013, ensuring farmer consent and compensation at 4 times the collector rate.

6. Justice for Lakhimpur Kheri Killings: Demand punishment for those involved in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

7. Employment and Wage under MGNREGA: Appeal for 200 days of employment per year and a daily wage of 700 under MGNREGA, linked with farming.

8. Compensation for Deceased Farmers: Seek compensation for the families of farmers who died during the protests in 2021, along with providing a job for any family member.

Feb 14, 2024 3:52 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: ‘We condemn govt action,’ says Congress' Digvijaya Singh

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijaya Singh said: “We condemn government action to stop farmers from entering Delhi to have a peaceful protest... Every day in the advertisements of BJP, the central government and the Madhya Pradesh government, we see the 'Modi Ki Guarantee'... Yes, Modi's guarantee was there, they (the central govt) held meetings with farmers in which it was decided that a law over MSP would be made, the cases over farmers would be withdrawn, and action would be taken against the minister in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident but nothing happened.”

Feb 14, 2024 3:27 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Farmers hurl stones, police deploy tear gas at Shambhu border

Feb 14, 2024 3:16 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: SAD suspends Punjab Bachao Yatra in support of farmers

Taking notice of the ongoing protest by the farmers on Shambhu and Khanouri borders, along Haryana, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday announced to suspend the tomorrow’s round of Punjab Bachao Yatra scheduled in Ferozpur and Faridkot districts.

Feb 14, 2024 2:41 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: CCTVs cameras installed to catch law breakers

Farmers protest: Security beefed up at Tikri border. (HT Photo/Jignasa Sinha)
Farmers protest: Security beefed up at Tikri border. (HT Photo/Jignasa Sinha)

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: At the Tikri border, the Delhi Police installed an iron platform under the metro line to install loudspeakers and mast lights. Police said more than 12 CCTVs have also been installed on the platform for surveillance in case the farmers cross the barricades.

Feb 14, 2024 2:35 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Metro services not interupted

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: All gates are now open for entry/exit, updated Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Feb 14, 2024 2:32 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Injured farmers get call from Rahul Gandhi

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Earlier, on Tuesday night, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi talked with injured farmers over phone. In a social media post, he said, "Talked on phone to former soldier Gurmeet Singh ji, who was seriously injured in police atrocities during the farmers' movement."

"Equired about his health and expressed support to him for their peaceful movement demanding their rights," the former Congress chief said.

Read in detail: Rahul Gandhi phones farmers

Feb 14, 2024 2:28 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: SAD to hold key meeting today

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: The Shiromani Akali Dal has announced the convening of a meeting of the party's core committee, the top decision-making body. This decision comes in the wake of protests by farm bodies that have planned the 'Delhi Chalo' yatra, presently held up at Shambu and Khanouri borders.

Feb 14, 2024 2:26 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Modi, then Gujarat CM, supported MSP, says Congress

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: "In 2011, Narendra Modi, as Gujarat chief minister and chairman of a working group, had submitted a report to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, which said that 'In order to protect the interest of the farmers, we must ensure through legal provisions that no transaction between farmer and trader should be done below MSP'," Congress communication in-charge Jairam Ramesh said in an X post.

"But till date, there is neither legal guarantee of MSP nor is it based on the Swaminathan formula of C2 50%," he added..

Feb 14, 2024 2:01 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Efforts to hold positive discussions with farmers' union will continue, says Agriculture minister

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Amidst the ongoing farmers' protest in Delhi, Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday said that efforts to engage in constructive dialogue with the farmers' union persist.

The minister also expressed readiness to hold discussions considering all viewpoints and appealed for a conducive environment for dialogue.

"I had already said that our efforts to hold positive discussions with the farmers' union will continue. Farmers' organizations must understand that the decision on the law that is being talked about cannot be taken in such a way that people criticize the situation without thinking and understanding in the coming days. Rather, we should try to keep in mind all the aspects of it and discuss it," he said.

Feb 14, 2024 1:52 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: 'The report on MSP came in 2004 when Congress was in power. Why didn't they do anything in 10 years?' asks Haryana home minister Anil Vij

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: "The report on MSP came in 2004 when Congress was in power. Why didn't they do anything in 10 years?... The farmers want to go to Delhi and have a conversation with representatives of the Govt but when they came to Chandigarh, the farmer leaders refused to talk to them. I am surprised that the Punjab Govt has released a notice asking us not to send drones to our border.... When farmers started moving from Amritsar, they did not even try to stop them. This clearly means that they want the farmers to create terror in Delhi. Stone pelting is going on and one of our DSP & 25 other police officers are injured in this..." says Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij.

Feb 14, 2024 1:45 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: ‘We request government to stop all this’, says Farmer leader Pandher on use of force on protesters

Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher on Wednesday requested the government to stop using tear gas and other forces against the protesting farmers and create a cordial atmosphere.

He alleged that the police used self-loading rifle (SLR) with plastic and rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the farmers who were marching to the national capital on Tuesday.

"Police used SLR bullets, tear gas, plastic and rubber bullets to disperse our farmers. These kinds of actions are not acceptable. The way they are making our perception in the media is not right. They are putting the tag of Khalistani, calling us the supporter of Congress and Punjab government, which is not correct," Pandher said while addressing the media.

Feb 14, 2024 1:31 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Farm leader says govt should ensure positive atmosphere for dialogue with farmers

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher on Wednesday said the tillers will consider any invitation for talks from the Centre over their demands but it should ensure a positive atmosphere for dialogue.

He also appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enact a law to guarantee the minimum support price (MSP).

"It is said that you (Modi) have a big heart. Give us a law to guarantee the MSP," Pandher said.

When asked whether farmers have received any invitation for holding talks, he said it was being said that the Centre was inviting farmers for a dialogue.

Feb 14, 2024 1:11 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Haryana farm leader calls union meeting tomorrow amid ongoing agitation

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: In view of the farmer's protest, Haryana farm leader Gurnam Singh Charuni has called a meeting of the office bearers of his union to discuss the prevailing situation on Thursday. In a video message, the leader criticised the action by Haryana authorities on the protesting farmers.

Feb 14, 2024 1:01 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Singhu border shut for vehicular traffic on both carriageways for second day in a row

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: The Singhu border has been shut for vehicular traffic for second consecutive day in a row.

Feb 14, 2024 12:52 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: 'We are confident that farmers won't be able to cross the Sonipat border' says Sonipat Commissioner Satheesh Balan

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Speaking to reporters at the Sonipat border, Commissioner Satheesh Balan said, "We are confident that farmers won't be able to cross the Sonipat border". Heavy security is deployed at borders of Delhi following the ‘Delhi chalo’ call by farmer unions.

"Majority of the arrangements have been made by the Delhi Police. (Meanwhile), we would try to stop them (farmers) at the Panipat-Sonipat border. We have put up our barricades there. Here we will play the complementary role to the Delhi Police," he said.

Feb 14, 2024 12:45 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: ‘PM Modi has chosen the Corporate Minister (Piyush Goyal) to communicate with the farmers’, says Cong's Digvijaya Singh

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: "We condemn govt action to stop farmers from entering Delhi to have a peaceful protest... Every day in the BJP, the central govt and the Madhya Pradesh government advertisement we see the 'Modi Ki Guarantee'... Yes, Modi's guarantee was there, they (the central govt) held meetings with farmers in which it was decided that a law over MSP would be made, the cases over farmers would be withdrawn, and action would be taken against the minister in Lakhimpur Kheri incident... But, the irony is that PM Modi has chosen the Corporate Minister (Piyush Goyal) to communicate with the farmers, he represents the corporate world and the corporate's interest lies in the exploitation of the farmers...", said Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.

Feb 14, 2024 12:39 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, Congress target Prime Minister Narendra Modi over teargas use

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Opposition leaders criticised the government's response to the farmers marching to Delhi, demanding guaranteed crop prices in a repeat of the 2021 protests. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of farmers who tried to break barricades at the Shambhu border near Ambala blocking their way to New Delhi. Read here

Feb 14, 2024 12:26 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Security personnel deployed at Singhu border as administration beefs up security in view of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march.

Feb 14, 2024 12:17 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Tight security remains in Delhi as farmers vow to continue march

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Security arrangements to prevent a march of farmers to the Capital remained in place on Wednesday a day after thousands of protesters faced off with security personnel as they tried to cross layers of barricading at the Shambhu border between Haryana and Punjab. The protesters late on Tuesday night vowed to resume the march on Wednesday morning hours after at least 110 of them were injured in clashes with security forces, who used tear gas shells and water cannons. Dig Deeper

Feb 14, 2024 12:03 PM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Delhi traffic advisory for Wednesday | Here are the routes to avoid

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Day after farmers began their ‘Chalo Delhi’ protest, Delhi Police issued a fresh traffic advisory on Wednesday. The farmers' march towards Delhi on Tuesday encountered turmoil at the Punjab-Haryana border, with protesters confronting tear gas shells, water cannons, and police baton charges at two locations. The clashes ensued as demonstrators tried to breach multiple layers of barricades erected by the police to block their path towards the national capital. Read More

Feb 14, 2024 11:53 AM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: BSP chief Mayawati urges government to address farmers' demands amid ongoing protests

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: "The government should seriously consider the demands of the hardworking farmers who have made our India self-sufficient in terms of food, and should resolve them appropriately and timely with empathy so that the food-providing farmers do not have to be forced to protest again and again in support of their demands," the BSP supremo said in a post on 'X'.

Feb 14, 2024 11:46 AM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Traffic affected as Delhi's border areas heavily barricaded due to farmers' protest

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Traffic was affected in the border areas of Delhi on Wednesday as police erected several layers of barricades and stopped the movement of vehicles at the Singhu and Tikri borders in view of farmers' proposed march to Delhi.

While Singhu and Tikri borders with Haryana have been entirely closed for traffic, vehicular movement is still allowed at the Ghazipur border in a regulated manner.

A section of a road in a village near the Singhu border was dug up to prevent the farmers' march to Delhi.

Apsara and Ghazipur borders with Uttar Pradesh are open for traffic but there is a heavy security deployment at both.

Feb 14, 2024 11:37 AM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: ‘BJP has always supported the farmers’, says MoS Ajay Teni

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: "The BJP has always supported the farmers. Our governments have worked for them. While former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee started the Kisan Credit Card, PM Modi after taking the oath launched the Kisan Samman Nidhi for the farmers," says MoS Ajay Teni speaking about farmers' protest.

Feb 14, 2024 11:27 AM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: ‘We have not come here for confrontation with the govt,’ says farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: “There is an attempt to make a perception about us. We have not come here for confrontation with the government,” farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said while speaking at Shambhu border.

Feb 14, 2024 11:21 AM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Farmer leader Sarwan Singh speaks at a press conference near Shambhu border

Feb 14, 2024 11:04 AM IST

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Tear gas shells fired at agitating farmers near Shambhu border

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