The protesting farm unions have decided not to participate in consultations to be held by a committee proposed by the Supreme Court on January 12 to examine three pro-reform agricultural laws.
The protesting farm unions have decided not to participate in consultations to be held by a committee proposed by the Supreme Court on January 12 to examine three pro-reform agricultural laws.
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Farmers' protest: Congress workers clash with police during protest in Jammu

The government has refused to roll back the pro-reform laws farmers say will hurt their livelihoods.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:04 PM IST

The next round of talks between farmers and Central government over the farm laws will be held on January 19. This comes after the ninth round of talks concluded on Friday in Delhi. Three central ministers and farmers unions committed to continue holding direct talks to resolve the over-one-month-long deadlock over three agri laws, with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urging farmer leaders to be flexible in their approach as has been done by the government. The government has refused to roll back the pro-reform laws farmers say will hurt their livelihoods.

The protesting farm unions have decided not to participate in consultations to be held by a committee proposed by the Supreme Court on January 12 to examine three pro-reform agricultural laws.

As farmers continue to camp at Delhi’s borders demanding a repeal of the three new farm laws, the Capital’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh continued to remain closed at multiple points on Friday.

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  • JAN 15, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    There will be consequences: NCP chief Sharad Pawar warns Centre

    Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said on Friday that it was required of any sensible government to understand the sentiments of farmers agitating against the new farm laws and added that it didn't happen and hence there will be consequences. "The farmers are protesting in such cold. Protesters have occupied a 5 kilometre stretch. They are firm on their demands," he added.

  • JAN 15, 2021 10:01 PM IST

    Congress workers clash with police during protest against farm laws in Jammu

    Congress party workers in Jammu clashed with the Police on Friday after they were stopped from marching towards the Raj Bhawan to protest against the Centre's farm laws. Police lathi-charged the marchers and briefly detained some of them, an officer told news agency PTI.

  • JAN 15, 2021 07:59 PM IST

    Himachal Congress holds protest outside Raj Bhawan in support of farmers

    The Himachal Pradesh unit of the Congress party held a protest outside Raj Bhawan in support of the farmers who have been protesting against the central government's three controversial farm laws. State party chief Kuldeep Rathore said that the government had made every effort to suppress the agitation adding that it was just buying time and engaging in unfruitful talks.

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Congress party laughs at statements and actions of Rahul Gandhi: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Congress party laughs at statements and actions of Rahul Gandhi, it mocks at him. I would like to tell him that in their 2019 election manifesto, Congress had promised that they will bring this reform. If he doesn't remember, he should read the manifesto again. If it is mentioned in the manifesto, then Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi should appear before the media and accept that they were either lying at that time or are lying now: Narendra Singh Tomar

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    Govt will present its side before the committee constituted by SC: Narendra Singh Tomar

    The government will present its side before the committee constituted by the Supreme Court when asked: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    Govt suggested to farmer unions to form informal group to finalise concrete proposals: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Govt suggested to farmer unions to form informal group to finalise concrete proposals that can be discussed further at formal talks: Narendra Singh Tomar.

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    Today's talks with farmers unions were not decisive: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Today's talks with farmers unions were not decisive. We will hold talks again on 19th January. We are positive to reach a solution through talks. The government is concerned about the farmers protesting in cold conditions: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    Our demands of repealing of three farm laws and MSP guarantee remain: Rakesh Tikait, BKU spokesperson

    Our demands of repealing of the three farm laws and MSP guarantee remain. We will not go to the Committee constituted by the Supreme Court. We will talk to Central government only: Rakesh Tikait, BKU spokesperson

  • JAN 15, 2021 04:59 PM IST

    Next round of talks between farmers and Centre over the farm laws, to be held on January 19

    The next round of talks between farmers and Central government over the farm laws, to be held on 19th January, reports ANI.

  • JAN 15, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    Ninth round of talks between farmers and the Central Government concludes in Delhi

    The ninth round of talks between farmers and the Central Government concludes in Delhi, reports news agency ANI.

  • JAN 15, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    Delhi Police detains Coong MPs and MLAs protesting against farm laws at Jantar Mantar

    Delhi Police detains Congress MPs Ravneet Singh Bittu, Gurjeet Singh Aujla and a Congress MLA who have been protesting against Centre's farm laws at Jantar Mantar.

  • JAN 15, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Delhi Police have removed indefinite dharna staged by Congress MPs, MLA against farm laws at Jantar Mantar

    Delhi Police have removed indefinite dharna staged by Congress MPs, MLA against farm laws at Jantar Mantar and detained the protesters.

  • JAN 15, 2021 03:50 PM IST

    MSP Guarantee act will be discussed after lunch break: Narendra Singh Tomar

    The ongoing meeting discussing three agricultural laws between Union Govt and farmers did not come to a resolution before the lunch break. The MSP Guarantee act will be discussed after the break: Narendra Singh Tomar.

  • JAN 15, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Talks between farmer leaders and government at Vigyan Bhawan temporarily halted for lunch break

    The talks between farmer leaders and the government at Vigyan Bhawan temporarily halted for the lunch break.

  • JAN 15, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Three farm laws have been brought to finish farmers: Rahul Gandhi

    The three (farm) laws have been brought to finish the farmers. If we don't stop this now, it will continue to happen in other sectors too. Narendra Modi does not respect the farmers. The farmers will neither deter nor fear: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

  • JAN 15, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meet party MPs who are protesting against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar

    Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meet party MPs who are protesting against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar

  • JAN 15, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with party workers head towards Raj Niwas

    Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with party workers head towards Raj Niwas, Civil Lines for gherao in protest against the three farm laws.

  • JAN 15, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    BJP govt will have to withdraw farm laws: Rahul Gandhi

    BJP govt will have to withdraw farm laws; Congress will not relent till these laws are repealed: Rahul Gandhi.

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    Three Union ministers start ninth round of talks

    Three Union ministers start ninth round of talks with representatives of farmer groups over new agriculture laws, reports PTI

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:17 PM IST

    We are trying to resolve the issue through dialogue: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Government welcomes the Supreme Court order regarding the farmers' agitation. The government will put forth its views before the committee (appointed by the court). We are trying to resolve the issue through dialogue: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:07 PM IST

    Govt needs to devise a plan to scrap the three laws and give legal guarantee for MSP: BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait

    Farmer leaders reach Vigyan Bhawan to hold ninth rounds of talks with the Central government over the new farm laws.

    "Govt needs to devise a plan to scrap the three laws and give legal guarantee for MSP," says BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.

  • JAN 15, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    Narendra Singh Tomar reaches Vigyan Bhawan to hold talks with farmer leaders over farm laws

    Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar reaches Vigyan Bhawan to hold talks with farmer leaders over farm laws.

  • JAN 15, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    No chance of further improvement on farm laws: Hannah Mollah, General Secy, All India Kisan Sabha

    We don't expect much. 9th round of talks with govrnment failed and now they have got the opportunity to get help from court. I think government is not going to advance the discussions. There is no chance of further improvement on three farm laws: Hannah Mollah, General Secy, All India Kisan Sabha.

  • JAN 15, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Farmers leave for Vigyan Bhawan for 9th round of talks with Centre

    Farmers leave for Vigyan Bhawan for ninth round of talks with the Centre.

  • JAN 15, 2021 10:14 AM IST

    BSP urges the Central government to accept all the demands of farmers agitating in Delhi

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) urges the Central government to accept all the demands of the farmers agitating in Delhi: BSP chief Mayawati

  • JAN 15, 2021 10:13 AM IST

    INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala to hold tractor rally from Punjab's Ambala today

    Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala said that he will on Friday start a tractor rally from Punjab's Ambala in which thousands of party workers will participate.

  • JAN 15, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Since protesting farmers have announced not to appear before the committee, there is no point in being part of it: Bhupinder Singh Mann

    Since protesting farmers have announced not to appear before the committee, there is no point in being part of it: Bhupinder Singh Mann, Chairman of All India Kisan Coordination Committee, on his decision to recuse himself from 4-member committee appointed by Supreme Court

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