Farmers raise slogans during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border) near New Delhi, India, on Thursday, December 31, 2020. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Farmers raise slogans during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana border) near New Delhi, India, on Thursday, December 31, 2020. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)

Farmers’ protest Highlights: Next round of talks with govt will be held on January 4, says Yogendra Yadav

Farmers’ protest LIVE Updates: The seventh round of talks between the government and the farmers’ unions will take place on January 4.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:38 PM IST

Protests against the three agricultural laws reached day 37 on Friday, the first day of a new decade. Sixth round of talks took place between the government and the farmers’ unions on Wednesday, with the two sides arriving at a consensus on two of the four issues raised by the farmers. However, deadlock continues on the two main demands: legal assurance on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and complete rollback of the contentious laws. However, as the meeting took place in a “positive” atmosphere, and ended with a consensus on two demands, the farmer leaders postponed till January 4, their proposed tractor rally against the laws. January is the date the seventh round of talks will take place.

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Thursday, day 36 of the stir, saw Kerala become the first state to pass a resolution against the laws. Also on Thursday, a group of farmers, protesting at the Rajasthan-Haryana border, broke police barricades and entered Haryana, even as the Haryana Police fired tear gas shells and water cannons .Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting on various borders of Delhi since November 26, demanding a repeal of what they describe as “black laws.” They have repeatedly stressed that they have come prepared for the “long haul” and won’t go back till the laws are repealed.

Also Read | Farmers’ protest: Barricades broken, police fire tear gas in Rajasthan

Of the six round of talks, four have taken place in December itself, on 1, 3, 5 and 30 December.

Follow all major highlights of the day here:

Govt hopeful of “positive outcome” at next meeting with farmers’ unions: Narendra Singh Tomar

Govt hopeful of “positive outcome” at next meeting with farmers’ unions on Jan 4: Agri Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tells PTI.

If January 4 meeting with government fails, will announce dates for shutting all malls etc: Farmer unions

If January 4 meeting with government fails to end deadlock, we will announce dates for shutting all malls, petrol pumps in Haryana: Farmer unions.

Claims that 50 percent of issues have been resolved are false: Yogendra Yadav

The claims that 50 percent of issues have been resolved are false. Our two main demands — three farm bills should be scrapped and legal guarantee on Minimum Support Price (MSP) are still pending: Yogendra Yadav, Swaraj India.

Next round of talks with govt will be held on January 4: Yogendra Yadav

The next round of talks with govt will be held on January 4, 2021 and if our demands are not accepted, we will hold march at Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) on January 6. We will announce a date about when and move forward from Shahjahanpur border: Yogendra Yadav, Swaraj India.

Stalin writes to Tamil Nadu CM seeking special assembly session to bring resolution against Centre’s farm laws

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Friday wrote a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy, seeking a special assembly session to bring resolution against Centre’s farm laws.

Turban langar organised by ‘Khalsa Youth Group’ at Singhu Border

Turban langar organised by ‘Khalsa Youth Group’ at Singhu Border for protesting farmers today.

‘Nagar Kirtan’ held at Singhu border

‘Nagar Kirtan’ organised at Singhu border where farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws for over 30 days.

 

Farmers not convinced by government’s outreach

The government has, on several occasions, reached out to the farmers, but has not been able to convince them. PM Modi has clarified several times that the MSP will stay and, on December 30, defence minister Rajnath Singh gave an in-depth interview to ANI, but that hasn’t worked thus far.

DMK chief MK Stalin urges Tamil Nadu CM to hold special assembly session

DMK chief MK Stalin writes to Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami to hold a special assembly session to bring a resolution against the Centre’s farm laws.

Chilla and Ghazipur borders closed for traffic to Delhi, says traffic police

Chilla and Ghazipur Borders are closed for traffic coming from Noida and Ghaziabad to Delhi because of farmers’ protest: Delhi Traffic Police

Also Read | Farmers’ protest: Delhi’s Chilla, Ghazipur borders remain closed; traffic diverted to other routes

My heart is with the farmers: Rahul Gandhi’s New Year greetings

“As the new year begins, we remember those who we lost and thank all those who protect and sacrifice for us. My heart is with the farmers and labourers fighting unjust forces with dignity and honour. Happy new year to all,” tweets Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

 

Anti-farm law protests enter day 37

Protests against the three farm laws entered day 37 on Friday, two days after the sixth round of talks between the government and the farmers’ unions ended with the two sides agreeing on two of the four demands raised by the farmers.

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