New Delhi: Farmers at Singhu border during their ongoing agitation against the new farm laws, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI01_22_2021_000091A)
New Delhi: Farmers at Singhu border during their ongoing agitation against the new farm laws, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI01_22_2021_000091A)(PTI)

Police say decision to be taken once farmers confirm tractor rally route

The farmers have reiterated their plan to carry out a Tractor Rally on Republic Day in Delhi. The rally in the national capital will run at the same time as Republic Day celebrations on January 26.
By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:05 AM IST

The 11th round of talks between government and farm union leaders ended in deadlock on Friday as the government rejected the demand for repeal of the three contentious laws. These laws are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. No new date for next round of talks has been announced although the government said that the next round of talks will only take place if farm union representatives accept the previous proposal of the government of stalling the implementation of farm laws for 18 months. The farmers have also reiterated their plan to carry out a Tractor Rally on Republic Day in Delhi. The rally in the national capital will run at the same time as Republic Day celebrations on January 26. The Delhi police on Friday proposed a route map to the farmers where the farmers could hold a tractor rally on January 26. The farmer groups confirmed they had received a proposal from the police but said they would respond only after holding a meeting on Saturday.

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  • JAN 23, 2021 11:31 PM IST

    Samajwadi Party plans Republic Day program with farmers across Uttar Pradesh

    The Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday that the party would reach out to farmers across Uttar Pradesh on Republic Day (January 26), hold flag-hoisting rallies in all tehsils and put up the Tricolour and the party's flag on tractors, reports PTI.

  • JAN 23, 2021 09:57 PM IST

    Delhi police say decision to be taken after farmers give tractor rally route in writing

    Delhi police said that they have not received in writing the route of the tractor rally on January 26 from the farmers and once it is shared, a decision would be taken after analysing it, reports ANI.

  • JAN 23, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    Police say masked man handed over by farmers at Singhu border only being questioned, neither arrested nor detained

    Sonipat SP Jashandeep S Randhawa had said that the masked man handed over by farmers at Singhu border is only being questioned and not arrested or detained, reports ANI.

  • JAN 23, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi says farm laws are like demonetisation for farmers in TN poll campaign

    Speaking in a poll campaign in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi likened the farm laws with demonetisation. He also said that it is "our job" to make PM Modi understand the power of the poor, workers and farmers, reports ANI.

  • JAN 23, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    Farmers group protest against BJP's Manoranjan Kalia in Bathinda

    A group of farmers from the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) staged a protest outside a hotel in Bathinda, Punjab, where BJP leader Manoranjan Kalia held a meeting.

    Farmers gathered at the venue and raised slogans against the central government for the new farm laws imposed. Punjab police stopped them from marching towards the hotel, reports PTI.

  • JAN 23, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    Delhi police give permission to farmers' tractor march on Republic Day

    The Delhi Police have given their nod to the tractor march planned by the protesting farmers at Delhi on Republic day.

  • JAN 23, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    Haryana CM says police questioning masked man handed over by farmers

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the police are interrogating the masked man handed over by the farmers.

    On Friday, farmer leaders handed over a man to the police alleging that he was sent to shoot four farmer leaders and cause disruption to their tractor march on January 26.

    "The police are interrogating him and nothing can be said until the investigation is completed. All usual security arrangements are in place for Republic Day programmes," CM Khattar said, reports news agency ANI.

  • JAN 23, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Police use force to disperse MP Congress workers marching to Raj Bhavan

    Police use water cannons, tear gas and lathi charge against Madhya Pradesh Congress, led by state leader Kamal Nath, marching towards the governor's residence in Bhopal.

    "Police had to use tear gas shells, water cannons and lathis to disperse the party workers who were marching towards the Governor's residence," the police official said, reports PTI.

  • JAN 23, 2021 01:14 PM IST

    Man handed over to Haryana police by farmer leaders being quizzed

    A man is being questioned by the Haryana police after protesting farmers alleged that a conspiracy was hatched to kill four of their leaders and create disturbance during their proposed tractor parade in Delhi on January 26, officials said on Saturday. The man was presented before reporters by the protesting farmer leaders on Friday night. Read more

  • JAN 23, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    'Nothing can be done until the investigation is completed': Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

    The Police are interrogating him (masked man who appeared in farmers' press conference) & nothing can be said until the investigation is completed. All usual security arrangements are in place for Republic Day programs: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

  • JAN 23, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    In Photo: Chandigarh farmers participate in tractor rally

    Farmers of Chandigarh participating in Tractor Rally to support farmer's protest. (Ravi Kumar/ HT)
    Farmers of Chandigarh participating in Tractor Rally to support farmer's protest. (Ravi Kumar/ HT)
  • JAN 23, 2021 09:05 AM IST

    Police proposes route map for tractor rally, farmers to respond today

    The Delhi police on Friday proposed a route map to the farmers where they could hold a tractor rally on January 26. Police officers did not share details of the proposed route but earlier the farmers had been told to take out the rally on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway on the periphery of the capital. Read more

  • JAN 23, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    Farmers at Singhu border allege bid to infiltrate, spark violence

    Farmers gathered at the Singhu border late on Friday alleged attempts to engineer violence at their protest site or during their upcoming tractor rally on Republic Day, with union leaders saying they had detained a man who was moving suspiciously among them. Read more

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