Highlights: Security personnel leave Ghazipur protest site

Jan 29, 2021 02:55 AM IST

The leaders of 16 opposition parties said that they will boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both House of Parliament over farm laws.

In the aftermath of Republic Day violence in Delhi, security was heightened at Singhu, Ghazipur border as the government deployed additional forces. Agitating farmers have accused the government of trying to intimidate them and feared force could be used to evict them. In Baghpath, Uttar Pradesh protests came to an end with locals alleging use force by police. While the police claimed that the matter was resolved through deliberations and the protesting farmers were sent home on Wednesday night.

The protesting farmers continued to allege that ‘anti-social’ elements orchestrated the Jan 26 violence in order to torpedo their peaceful protests against the laws.
The protesting farmers continued to allege that ‘anti-social’ elements orchestrated the Jan 26 violence in order to torpedo their peaceful protests against the laws.(ANI Photo)

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The leaders of 16 opposition parties said that they will boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both House of Parliament over farm laws.

Meanwhile, farmers remained firm on their stand that ‘anti-social’ elements orchestrated the violence on Republic Day during the tractor parade. Spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union, Rakesh Tikait on said the violence as "conspiracy to malign the farmer unions and distance Punjab from the rest of the country." He has also accused the Delhi Police of showing negligence during the violence. "Someone goes there and hoists a flag, why no firing was done?" asked Tikait.

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  • Jan 29, 2021 02:55 AM IST

    Police personnel deployed in Ghazipur leave protest site

    UP police officials who were deployed at Ghazipur border were seen leaving the protest site in police and PAC vehicles.

  • Jan 29, 2021 01:49 AM IST

    Take action against those who attacked farmers: Tikait

    Bharatiya Kisan Union Rakesh Tikait broke down while speaking to mediapersons and demanded action against people who lathicharged the agitating farmers.

  • Jan 28, 2021 11:44 PM IST

    Tikait says will remain at Ghazipur border

    BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said that he will not vacate the protest site at Ghazipur border.

  • Jan 28, 2021 10:59 PM IST

    Haryana farmers to march towards Delhi

    Farmers gathered at Kungar village in Bhiwani to start a march towards Delhi tonight

  • Jan 28, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    Protest at Gazipur border continues

    Farmers stage-sit protest at Gazipur.
    Farmers stage-sit protest at Gazipur.

    Sit-in protest at Ghazipur border (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh) continues against the Centre's farm laws.

  • Jan 28, 2021 10:11 PM IST

    Centre extends deployment period of Rapid Action Force at Ghaziabad

    Centre extends deployment period of 4 companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) till February 4 to maintain law and order situation in Ghaziabad in view of Farmers' protest. Earlier, their deployment was till January 28.

  • Jan 28, 2021 09:36 PM IST

    BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait slaps a person at Ghazipur border

    Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait slaped a person at Ghazipur border. "He is not a member of our organisation. He was taking a stick and would have done something. He was misbehaving with media. All those who are here with ill intent should leave," said Tikait.

  • Jan 28, 2021 09:07 PM IST

    Heavy traffic at Meerut express highway

    Heavy traffic jam at Meerut express highway (HT photo)
    Heavy traffic jam at Meerut express highway (HT photo)
  • Jan 28, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    Farm union leaders meet agri miniter Narendra Singh Tomar

    Members of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lok Shakti) and BKU (Ekta) met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today. "We're also hurt by Red fort incident. Govt has assured us that they'll continue with commitments made during talks with farmers,"says SS Bhati, BKU (Lok Shakti).

  • Jan 28, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    Ghazipur border closed

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  • Jan 28, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    Will commit suicide but won't end protest: Rakesh Tikait

    Will commit suicide but won't end protest until farm bills are repealed, says BKU's Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border.

  • Jan 28, 2021 07:54 PM IST

    Around 30 farmers agitating at Burari ground moved to Singhu

    Around 30 farmers from DDA Ground in Burari moved towards Singhu border. While around 15 others have been detained for their possible involvement in the Republic Day violence, ANI reported quoting Delhi Police.

  • Jan 28, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    'Protest at Ghazipur border to end today,' says BKU leader Naresh Tikait

    "The dharna at the Ghazipur (border) will end today," said Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Naresh Tikait in Muzaffarnagar, news agency ANI reported.

  • Jan 28, 2021 07:16 PM IST

    Administration removed basic facilities including water, electricity supply: Tikait

    "We'll continue our sit-in protest and will not vacate site till talks with government are held. Administration has removed basic facilities including water and electricity supply. We'll get water from our villages," said Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border.

  • Jan 28, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    Tikait refuses to leave UP Gate protest site

    Rakesh Tikait refused to leave UP Gate protest site after authorities asked protesters to vacate sites by tonight. 'Protest will continue,' Tikait said. Administration officials and cops have left the site.

  • Jan 28, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Internet to remain suspended in Haryana districts

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  • Jan 28, 2021 06:14 PM IST

    SC-led committee should be formed to probe Republic Day violence: Tikait

    BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait demanded constitution of a committee by Supreme Court to probe the violence at Red Fort and those involved in it. Meanwhile, other leaders said they won't end the agitation, even if police use force to evict them. They are urging farmers to maintain peace even if police resort to firing and lathi-charge

  • Jan 28, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    Social activist Anna Hazare to join farmers' agitation

    Social activist Anna Hazare said he will begin a protest over various demands related to farmers in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra from January 30. He also urged his supporters to protest at their respective locations.

  • Jan 28, 2021 05:21 PM IST

    Ultimatum issued to farmers at Ghazipur

    Local authorities issues ultimatum to farmers protesting at Ghazipur site. They have asked the agitating farmers to clear the site by tonight.

  • Jan 28, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    West Bengal assembly passes resolution against three farm laws

    West Bengal legislative assembly passes the resolution against three central agriculture laws. West Bengal is the sixth state to do so.

  • Jan 28, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    Why was no firing done? asks Tikait on Red Fort violence

    "Someone goes there and hoists a flag, why was no firing done? Where was Police? How did he go there? Police allowed him to leave and didn't arrest him. Nothing has been done even now. Who was the person who maligned an entire community and organisation?" says BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Deep Sidhu, an accused of instigating violence during tractor rally.

  • Jan 28, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    AAP to boycott President's speech on Friday

    "Members of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have protested against three black farm laws and will continue to do so which is why AAP will boycott President's speech. We continue to demand the repeal of three farm laws, this is the signature on death warrants of farmers," said AAP MP Sanjay Singh.

  • Jan 28, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Locals protest against farmers at Singhu border

    Counter protests are being staged at Singhu border by locals demanding removal of farmers from the area. "We want them to be removed because they have insulted the tricolour. Right now we are talking to them politely but if they don't listen, we'll do what the farmers did," said Mohan Bhardwaj, a member of Hindu Yuva Seva Sangh.

  • Jan 28, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    16 opposition leaders say they will boycott Prez address in Parliament

    Leaders of 16 opposition parties issued a joint statement wherein they said that they would boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address in Parliament on Friday over the farm reforms. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Nationalist Congress (NCP) party chief Sharad Pawar, National Conference (NC) patron Dr Farooq Abdullah among many others would boycott tomorrow's address.

  • Jan 28, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    Jan 26 violence conspiracy to malign farmer groups: Tikait

    Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said on Thursday that the violence that occurred during the Republic Day tractor rally was a conspiracy to malign the farmer groups and distance the state of Punjab from the rest of India.

  • Jan 28, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    Delhi Police issues notice to BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

    The Delhi Police on Thursday issued a notice to Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait and further asked him to explain as to why legal action should be taken against him for violating the protocol with the police with regard to the tractor march on Republic Day (Tuesday).

  • Jan 28, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Amit Shah meets injured police personnel in Delhi

    Union home minister Amit Shah met the injured personnel of the Delhi Police at the Sushruta Trauma Centre at Civil lines on Thursday afternoon.

  • Jan 28, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    Lookout Notice against farmers’ leaders issued, passports to be seized

    The Delhi Police on Thursday issued a Lookout Notice against the farmer union leaders and their passports will be seized.

  • Jan 28, 2021 12:19 PM IST

    All Metro stations in Delhi are open, says DMRC

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Thursday had said that the entry and exit gates of Lal Quila and Jama Masjid metro stations had been opened adding that all stations were open and normal services were resumed on all lines.

  • Jan 28, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    On tractor march violence, Kejriwal says guilty should be punished

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday condemned the violence during the Republic Day tractor rally and said that those guilty should be punished but this incident does not put an end to the ongoing agitation against the Centre's farm laws. "We cannot be a happy nation with unhappy farmers," he said.

  • Jan 28, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    Heavy security deployment continues at Red Fort, Tikri border

    Security remained tightened at Red Fort and Tikri border in Delhi after violence broke out during the Republic Day tractor march. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had earlier issued an order wherein it stated that Red Fort would remain closed for visitors from January 27 to January 31.

  • Jan 28, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Delhi Police issue notice to 20 farmer leaders including Yogendra Yadav, Balbir S Rajewal

    The Delhi Police on Thursday morning issued notice to 20 farmers leaders including Yogendra Yadav, Balbir S Rajewal with regard to the violence that erupted during the Republic Day tractor rally. The Police has asked these leaders to reply within three days, reports ANI.

  • Jan 28, 2021 10:13 AM IST

    Shah to visit two hospitals in Delhi where injured police personnel have been admitted

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit two hospitals in north Delhi where police personnel injured during the January 26 violence have been admitted.

    Nearly 400 personnel have been injured till now.

  • Jan 28, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    Centre provoked protest for violence to discredit anti-farm law movement: Shiv Sena

    The Shiv Sena said on Thursday that the Union government provoked the protesting farmers to commit violence on January 26 in order to discredit the movement against the three controversial farm laws. Through its mouthpiece, Saamana, the Shiv Sena said "no one will support what happened in the national capital on Republic Day."

  • Jan 28, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    NH-24, route connecting Delhi with Ghaziabad has been opened: Delhi Traffic Police

    The Delhi Traffic Police said on Thursday morning that that National Highway-24 (NH-24) which connects Delhi with Ghaziabad has been reopened.

  • Jan 28, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    Pro-Khalistani supporters vandalised Indian embassy in Rome on Jan 26

    Numerous pro-khalistani supporters had vandalised the India embassy in Rome on Republic Day (January 26), sources told news agency ANI. The sources added that they had taken note of this incident and conveyed their concerns with the Italian authorities. "Safety and security of Indian diplomats and diplomatic premises are the responsibility of the host government," they said.

  • Jan 28, 2021 07:11 AM IST

    No bullet injury, farmer died after tractor overturned, says UP Police

    The Uttar Pradesh Police said on Wednesday that the postmortem of the protesting farmer who died during the tractor march in central Delhi on Republic Day showed that he died of injuries sustained when his tractor overturned.

    "Yesterday night, three senior doctors conducted the postmortem and it did not show bullet injury. He succumbed to the antemortem injuries which he received after his tractor turned turtle as seen in the viral video. The last rights of the deceased was conducted in a peaceful way at his village," Avinash Chandra, Additional Director General of Police (ADG) Bareilly in Rampur, UP, told news agency ANI.

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