Farmers’ protest LIVE updates: Key route connecting Uttar Pradesh and Delhi closed
The farmers agitation against the three new farm laws has entered its sixth day. The Centre has invited representatives of farmer groups for the next round of talks on Tuesday.
The talks were initially scheduled for Thursday but they got preponed after Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union home minister Amit Shah met twice on Monday to discuss the issues.
The representatives during a press briefing on Monday had said that they have come to the national capital for a ‘decisive’ battle and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to listen to their ‘Mann ki Baat’. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Varanasi visit targeted opposition parties for misleading farmers and termed the newly framed farm laws as ‘historic’.
Meanwhile, the situation on Monday was peaceful as famers from Punjab and Haryana continued their protests at the Singhu and Tikri borders with no untoward incident reported. The Delhi Police had tightened security and placed concrete barriers at all border points connecting the national capital with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
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Avoid Singhu, Tikri borders to enter Delhi: Haryana police issue advisory for travellers
After Uttar Pradesh, Haryana Police issued a traffic advisory asking travellers to avoid Singhu and Tikri borders to enter Delhi from the state.
The advisory said in view of the disruption at entry points on national highways from Sonipat and Jhajjar districts to Delhi borders where farmers’ organisations are protesting against the recent agricultural legislations, the travellers should avoid using these two border points to enter the national capital.
Key route connecting Uttar Pradesh and the national capital closed
Chilla border, a key route connecting Uttar Pradesh and the national capital, has been closed for daily commuters as hundreds of farmers gather to protest against the farm laws.The traffic police of Delhi and Noida advised commuters to take alternative routes.
Farmers from Gwalior to march towards Delhi tomorrow
Farmers from Gwalior rural area will march towards Delhi to join the farmers’ movement against farm bills tomorrow.
“The farmer’s organisations have decided to leave for Delhi tomorrow. I urge fellow farmers joining us to carry essential items,” reported ANI while quoting a farmer.
Bhartiya Kisan Union to submit draft of issues tomorrow: Chief Naresh Tikait
“We’ll submit a draft of our issues related to Farm laws tomorrow. Govt has started a conversation with Punjab, UP, Uttarakhand, Haryana & Delhi farmers. So, till the next meeting on December 3, govt has time to brainstorm over the issues raised by all,” Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Naresh Tikait.
We’ve told Tikait Kisan Union to give their issues in writing, we’ll discuss it: Tomar
“We also had a discussion with leaders of Tikait Kisan Union over the Act and other agriculture issues. We’ve told them that they should give their issues in writing to us and we’ll discuss it. Talks with Tikait union were held in a very good environment,” said Union Agriculture Minister.
Meeting with farmers unions’ representatives was meaningful: Tomar
“Our meeting with Farmers unions’ representatives was meaningful. We told leaders to form a smaller group and discuss the act clause by clause. Govt has no objection over any discussion. Fourth round of talks will take place on December 3,” said Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar
Farmers should flag specific issues, govt ready to look into them: Tomar
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar has asked farmers to come with specific issues in the new farm laws and the government is ready to discuss and address their concerns.
“We have asked them to come with specific issues in the laws and we are ready to discuss and address their concerns. If they have any specific issue with any clauses, let them point out. Let them put their views, we will look into them,” news agency PTI quoted Tomar as saying.
Meeting with farmers’ leaders from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand underway
After meeting with farmers’s leaders from Punjab, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal are now holding meeting with farmers’ leaders from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, at Krishi Bhawan.
Few trains diverted, short terminated: Railways
‘Due to Kisan agitation in Punjab, train movement has been affected and hence, few trains have been diverted and certain trains have been short terminated and accordingly short originated,’ news agency ANI quoted CPRO, Western Railway as saying.
Protest to continue, will tell govt their laws not pro-farmer: All India Kisan Federation chief
Prem Singh Bhangoor, president of All India Kisan Federation on the talks with centre said, today’s meeting was good & some progress was made. During our next meet on 3rd Dec with govt, we’ll convince them that no clause of Farm law is pro-farmer. Our agitation will continue, reports ANI.
‘Bullets or peaceful solution’: Farmers’ union member on discussion with govt
Chanda Singh, member of farmers’ delegation who met Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Delhi today said, “Our movement will continue and they will definitely take back something from the govt, be it bullets or peaceful solution.”
Singh added that the delegation will come for more discussions with the government again.
Govt’s talks with protesting farmer unions remained inconclusive: BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) President
BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) President Joginder Singh Ugrahan said the meeting scheduled by the government with protesting farmers’ leaders remained inconclusive.
Farmers meet with govt at Vigyan Bhawan concludes, next round on Dec 3
Union Minister says Opposition behind protest, farmers don’t have problem with laws
“A dialogue with farmers’: Kamal Haasan suggests to Centre amid stir
Actor-turned politician and Makkal Needi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said that the centre should have a dialogue with the farmers protesting in the capital.
Chilla border (Delhi-Noida Link Road) closed for traffic movement, says Delhi Traffic Police
Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory requesting people commuting to Noida to take a U-turn from Ghazipur/Akshardham flyover and take Sarai Kale Khan route as the Chilla border (Delhi-Noida Link Road) has been closed due to the farmers’ protest in Delhi to UP Link Road.
Centre proposes to form committee to discuss new farm laws
Government asks farmers’s leader to give names of 4-5 people from your organizations and constitute a committee in which there’ll be representatives from govt as well as agricultural experts to discuss new agricultural laws, during the ongoing meeting at Vigyan Bhawan, reports ANI.
Centre details presentation to farmers’ leaders on MSP, APMC Act
What is the problem in incorporating MSP in the bill, asks Jannayak Janta Party founder
Ajay Chautala, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) founder on farmers’ protest asks what is the problem in including Minimum Support Price (MSP) in the bill if the government leaders are saying that they will continue MSP, reports ANI.
Police prevents Bilkis Dadi from protesting as she reaches Singhu border
We all want final decision on the matter, says Naresh Tikait, President BKU at Ghazipur-Ghaziabad
Many former sportsperson to return awards in support of farmers’ protest
Several former sportspersons including Padma Shri and Arjuna awardees have extended their support to the agitating farmers and said they will return their awards in protest against the “force” used against the peasants en route to Delhi, reports PTI.
Delhi Cabinet minister visits farmers’ protest site, says Centre should accept all demands
Delhi Cabinet Minister Kailash Gehlot during a visit to Burari protest site said, there should be a proper dialogue & Centre should accept all demands proposed by farmers as they’re are genuine. My purpose of visiting protest sites is to ensure basic facilities for protesting farmers, reports ANI.
Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal hold talks with farmers’ leaders
Union agriculture minister arrives at Vigyan Bhawan for meeting with the farmers
Som Parkash ji, Piyush Goyal ji & I will be present in the meeting. The options which we will offer to them will depend on the exact demands which they present, said Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister on the meeting with farmers’ leaders that will begin shortly.
Bilkis Dadi of Shaheen Bagh to join the farmers’ agitation today
We are daughters of farmers, we’ll go to support farmers’ protest today. We will raise our voice, the government should listen to us: Bilkis Dadi, Shaheen Bagh activist
Farmer leaders reach Vigyan Bhawan for talks with govt to resolve standoff
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad reaches Ghazipur border
500 farmers from Uttar Pradesh to join ‘Dilli Chalo’ protest
Over 500 farmers coming from Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand will be joining the farmer’s agitation against the new agri laws at Delhi borders on Thursday, reports PTI. Vimal Sharma, Bundelkhand Kisan Union (BKU) national president confirmed about the preparations and instructions for participation in the peaceful protest.
Punjab Kisan Union state president agrees to attend talks with Centre
RS Mansa, State President, Punjab Kisan Union has said that he will attend the meeting called by the Centre at 3pm. On the other hand Punjab-based farmers’ body Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) has declined to participate in the talks called by the Centre, reports PTI.
Farm leaders invited for talks with union ministers at 3pm today
The government is ready for talks said agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar. The meeting with the farm leaders is scheduled at Vigyan Bhawan.
Singhu border still closed from both sides, says Delhi Traffic Police
Delhi Traffic Police said that it has diverted traffic from Mukarba Chowk and GTK road as SInghu border is still closed from both sides in view of ongoing farmer’s agitation.
Farmers call for meeting to deliberate on Centre’s offer to talk
Farmers protesting against the agri laws at Delhi borders have called a meeting later in the day to deliberate on the Centre’s offer to hold talks on Tuesday, the meeting was earlier scheduled for December 3, reports PTI. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the meeting has been at 3pm on December 1 at Vigyan Bhawan in the capital.
Over 500 groups in India, govt has only invited 32 for talks, say farmers
Sukhvinder S Sabhra, joint secretary of the Punjab Kisan Sangarsh Committee in Delhi told news agency ANI that there over 500 famer groups in the country but the Centre has only invited 32 of them for talks. “The rest haven’t been called by the govt. We won’t be going for talks till all groups are called,” he added.
Tikri border closed for any traffic movement, say Delhi Traffic Police
The Delhi Traffic Police on Tuesday said that the Tikri border is closed for any traffic movement adding that Badusarai and Jhatikara Borders are open only for two-wheeler traffic. Available open borders to Haryana are - Jharoda, Dhansa, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam vihar and Dundahera, it said.
Delhi Police registers FIR over clash between famers, security personnel at Singhu Border
The Delhi police on Monday registered an FIR against unknown people in connection with the clashes between farmers and security personnel at the Singhu Border last week. The FIR has been registered at Alipur police station.
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