Farmers protest LIVE updates - Protesting farmers from Punjab pray near barricades on Guru Nanak Jayanti, light diyas

Upon being allowed by Delhi Police to carry out peaceful demonstrations and maintain law and order, the farmers have been camping at the Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border and the Tikri border for the past three days. The police had also offered the Sant Nirankari ground for the farmers to continue their agitation.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 09:23 PM IST

It has been over four days since farmers from Haryana and Punjab started a protest march against the three farm laws introduced by the central government in September. Delhi and surrounding areas have witnessed violent clashes between the agitating farmers and police as the former was initially denied entry into the national capital.

Upon being allowed by Delhi Police to carry out peaceful demonstrations and maintain law and order, the farmers have been camping at the Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border and the Tikri border for the past three days. The police had also offered the Sant Nirankari ground for the farmers to continue their agitation.

Punjab farmers at Singhu border pray, light diyas on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Scores of protesting farmers from Punjab agitating at the Singhu borders of the national capital offered prayers, lit ‘diyas’, exchanged sweets as well as greeted each other on Guru Nanak Jayanti on Monday as they took a pledge to continue their fight against the Centre’s new farm laws.

‘Laws are being made for corporates, and people are being exploited’ : BKU Haryana president

Constitution provides for rule of the people, by the people, & for the people, but now it has become rule of the corporates, by the corporates & for the corporates. Laws are being made for corporates, & people are being exploited, Gurnam Singh, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Haryana) President said to ANI.

‘Free our farmers at Burari’: Farm union leaders state condition for talks with the government

Addressing a press conference at Singhu border, the farm union leaders said they have not received any call from the union government to hold talks. “ We will appear for discussion with government after they freed our farmers sitting at Burari ground. Butta Singh has only received phone call from Home Minister Amit Shah,” the leaders said at the press conference

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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar continued to back the farm bills passed by the Parliament. He urged farmers’ bodies and the government to take up active dialogue to dispel the formers fears.

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“The Modi government has persecuted the farmer - first it brought black laws and then used lathis against them, but it forgot that when the farmer raises his voice, it resonates throughout the country. You also raise your voice against the exploitation of farmers and join the #SpeakUpForFarmers campaign,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

Farmers’ protest: Concrete barriers at Delhi-Ghaziabad border point as more join protest

Delhi Police placed concrete barriers and enhanced security at the Ghazipur-UP border as the number of protesting farmers swelled there while thousands more stayed put at the Delhi-Haryana border for the fifth day Monday to protest against the Centre’s agricultural reform laws.

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But the farmers refused this offer and asked for Ramlila Maidan instead and further announced they will Gherao Delhi by blocking three highways which connect the national capital to Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurugram. Security had been beefed up on the Burari ground with police adding that basic are being provided to farmers who are currently protesting on the ground.

Also Read: Farmers announce blocking highways connecting Delhi with Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad

Meanwhile, Surendra Yadav, Joint CP, Northern Range, Delhi on Monday morning said the situation is peaceful and control adding that police is in contact with the farmers. Yadav also said that enough force has been deployed.

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‘Would request everyone to follow Covid appropriate behaviour’: Health minister

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan urged farmers to follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour like wearing face masks and following social distancing in view of the ongoing farmers’ protests.

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi urge people to join ‘Speak Up for Farmers’ campaign

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi urged people to join ‘Speak Up for Farmers’ as the agitation against the central government’s three farm laws continued for a fifth consecutive day.

Guru Nanak Jayanti: Farmers at Tikri border offer prayers, distribute ‘Prasad’

On the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, farmers protesting at the Tikri border were seen offering prayers and distributing ‘Prasad’ among each other and the security personnel deployed at the border.

 

Medical camp setup at Singhu Border in view of Covid-19

In view of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country which has infected over 9.4 million people, a medical check up camp has been set up at the Singhu Border where the farmers are continuing with their protests against the three farm laws.

“We should conduct Covid-19 test here. If there’s any possibility of a super spreader, the disease might spread to other people which will be disastrous,” a doctor told news agency ANI.

 

Tikri, Singhu borders closed for any traffic movement: Delhi Police

The Delhi Police said that Tikri and Singhu borders have been closed for any traffic movement in view of the ongoing farmers protests. The farmers have been camping at these two borders for the past three days.

Situation is peaceful and under control, say Delhi Police

Surendra Yadav, Joint CP, Northern Range, Delhi on Monday morning said the situation is peaceful and control adding that police is in contact with the farmers. Yadav also said that enough force has been deployed.

 

Farmers stay put at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) as their protests continue

Farmers are continuing their protests against the central government’s agricultural reforms at the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border).

Security beefed up on Delhi’s Burari ground, police say basic facilities available

Amid the ongoing farmers’s agitation in Delhi and surrounding areas, the Delhi Police has beefed up security on the Burari ground and said that basic facilities are being provided to the farmers who are currently protesting on the ground, as per news agency ANI.

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