Farmers Union Leader, Rakesh Tikait seen adressing the farmers who are sitting over protest against Farm Laws at Ghazipur Border in New Delhi (Sanchit Khanna)
Farmers Union Leader, Rakesh Tikait seen adressing the farmers who are sitting over protest against Farm Laws at Ghazipur Border in New Delhi (Sanchit Khanna)

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The farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s three farm laws has entered day 71 and security remained tightened at several border points in Delhi.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:59 AM IST

As the farmers' protest against the three contentious farm bills entered day 71 on Thurday, a delegation of opposition leaders who were visiting the Ghazipur borders, one of the three epicentres of the ongoing agitation, to meet the protesting farmers, were stopped by the police. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the kin of Navreet Singh- who had died during the tractor rally in the national capital on Republic Day.

The Delhi Police on Wednesday started acting against alleged fake social media posts related to the violence that erupted during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day in the national capital. The Police registered four cases and also instructed social media platforms to remove posts related to “malicious social media propaganda undertaken by vested interests”.


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On Wednesday, the protest witnessed a tremendous outpouring of support on social media as international pop star Rihanna, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, and lawmakers from the United States and the United Kingdom tweeted about the agitation forcing the external affairs ministry to respond. A statement issued by the external affairs ministry on Wednesday contended “vested interest groups” are trying to enforce their agenda on the protests to derail them and said these groups have tried to mobilise global support against India. The statement also referred to “sensationalist social media hashtags and comments” by “celebrities and others” but didn’t name anyone.

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  • FEB 04, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    'Atmosphere at Ghazipur border not in interest of nation': Supriya Sule

    "MPs from 10 parties visited Ghazipur border today. The things we saw there were worrying. We were there just to meet farmers but we were not allowed. The atmosphere there is not in the interest of the nation. It'll be our effort to see that a solution comes out. The condition in which they (farmers) are sitting there (Delhi borders) is not right. A solution needs to be brought out with discussions": Supriya Sule, NCP

  • FEB 04, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    Delhi Police registers FIR against unknown persons for sharing toolkit in social media

    Delhi Police registered FIR against unknown persons for sharing toolkit in social media aiming to spread ‘disaffection against govt of India’

  • FEB 04, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    Haryana government extends suspension of mobile internet services in 7 districts

    "Suspension of mobile internet services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA/GPRS), bulk SMS services & all dongle services provided on mobile networks except voice calls in Kaithal, Panipat, Jind, Rohtak, Charkhi Dadri, Sonipat & Jhajjar districts extended till 5 pm tomorrow": Haryana Govt

  • FEB 04, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    AAP will continue to support protesting farmers: Sanjay Singh

    Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Thursday said the party will continue to support protesting farmers and asked the government to take back the new farm laws. Participating in a discussion on a motion thanking the President for his address to the joint sitting of Parliament at the start of the Budget Session, he said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been helping farmers who are protesting against the laws and would continue to do so in the future.

    "This government works just for the benefit of their four corporate friends. This is a government of these four corporates from whom they take offerings to fight elections," Singh said in Rajya Sabha.

  • FEB 04, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    '3 hour-long chakka jaam on Feb 6': Rakesh Tikait, BKU

    "There'll be a three-hour-long 'chakka jaam' on 6th Feb. It won't take place in Delhi but everywhere outside Delhi. The people that will be stuck in it will be given food and water. We will tell them what is the Govt doing with us": Rakesh Tikait, Bharatiya Kisan Union

  • FEB 04, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    'The movement shows the pain of our farmers," Priyanka Gandhi after she met family of farmer who died during Jan 26 violence

    "Family members of the deceased want judicial inquiry. We are with the farmers and their families. Our govt is yet to identify this movement as real struggle. There is no politics behind it. This is pain of our farmers": Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

  • FEB 04, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    'Apprised them of alternate route': Police after oppn MPswere intially denied entry into Ghazipur border

    As a delegation of opposition members of Parliament (MPs) was initially barred from entering the Ghazipur protest site, the Delhi Police said on Thursday that MPs were informed that movement was not possible as the road was barricaded in view of the law and order situation.


    "Members of Parliament wanted to go to the protest site (Ghazipur border). We informed them that movement was not possible as we've barricaded the road in view of law & order situation. We apprised them of alternate route & proposed to escort them," Alok Kumar, the Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police said.

  • FEB 04, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi meets family of farmer who died during Jan 26 violence

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the kin of Navreet Singh- who had died during the tractor rally in the national capital on Republic Day. Singh had died after his tractor overturned at the ITO area last Tuesday. The protesting farmers have alleged that Singh had died after the cops shot at his tractor.

  • FEB 04, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    I stand in solidarity with the farmers who lost their lives: Derek O'Brien

    Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien said on Thursday that the Centre had failed to uphold Parliament's sanctity due to its arrogance. He pointed out that seven Members of Parliament (MPs) who supported the farmers movement were suspended last year. The TMC MP further condemned the farmers who have died.

  • FEB 04, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    CRPF deployment extended for two more weeks in Delhi-NCR in view of protest

    The deployment of 31 companies of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) including 16 Rapid action force companies in Delhi-NCR has been extended for two more weeks in view of the ongoing agitation against the Centre's three new farm laws.

  • FEB 04, 2021 10:31 AM IST

    Nails being removed from Ghazipur border

    Nails which were initially fixed at the Ghazipur border protest site are now being removed, according to news agency ANI.

  • FEB 04, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Police stop Oppn leaders from meeting farmers at Delhi's Ghazipur border

    A delegation of opposition leaders that arrived at the Ghazipur border in Delhi was being stopped by the Police to meet the protesting farmers. Earlier, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule- who is a part of the delegation- told news agency ANI,"We are on the way to meet farmers. We all support farmers, we request the government to hold talks with farmers and justice is done to them."

  • FEB 04, 2021 09:18 AM IST

    Singhu, Saboli borders in Delhi remain closed for traffic movement

    The Delhi Traffic Police said on Thursday that border points in the national capital such as Singhu, Saboli, Piau Maniyari etc continued to remain closed for traffic movement.

    "Singhu, Piau Maniyari, Saboli, Auchandi Borders are closed. Lampur, Safiabad, Singhu school & Palla toll tax borders are open. Please follow alternate route. Traffic is heavy & diverted from NH-44. Please avoid Outer Ring Road, GTK Road & NH-44," the Police updated the commuters through Twitter.

  • FEB 04, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi to visit farmer who died during Republic Day tractor rally

    Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will meet the family of late Navreet Singh- who reportedly died in an accident during the tractor rally taken out in the national capital on Republic Day.

  • FEB 04, 2021 07:45 AM IST

    Delhi govt asks DTC to return buses which were provided as special hire to Police

    The Delhi government's transport department ordered the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to return a total of 576 buses which were provided to the Delhi Police amid the ongoing farmers' agitation at border points in the national capital. An official had told news agency ANI that several of these buses were damaged during the Republic Day (January 26) tractor rally violence.

  • FEB 04, 2021 07:20 AM IST

    Kejriwal threatens legal action against Punjab CM over doctored video

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday had threatened legal action against his Punjab counterpart Captain Amarinder Singh for allegedly sharing a video that showed Kejriwal purportedly backing the Centre's three farm laws.

    "It is shocking that Captain Amarinder has resorted to such dirty politics for political survival. I urge the media to refrain from publishing or using this video. If Captain Amarinder does not withdraw this video immediately and apologize, I will take legal action against him," the Delhi CM was quoted in a statment.

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