Farmers sitting at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Farmers sitting at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
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Farm stir LIVE: BKU to send teams to poll-bound states

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at three Delhi border points — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — for over three months, demanding a repeal of the three agri reform laws enacted by the Centre in September last year.
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:24 PM IST

Farmers’ protests against the three contentious bills passed by the Parliament in September entered Day 97 on Tuesday as the standoff between the farmers and the government continues. Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait began series of mega rallies which are a part of his tour to five states of the country on Monday. The tour is aimed at drumming up support for the ongoing farmers' protests. "Farmers' meetings will be held in Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, while two meetings will also be held in Uttar Pradesh in March," BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik said.


The Patiala House Court in the national capital will hear Nikita Jacob's petition on Tuesday seeking anticipatory bail in the "Toolkit" document case related to farmers' protest. Jacob had been granted protection from arrest for three weeks by the Bombay High Court on February 17. Delhi Police are probing the toolkit case against Jacob, "climate activist" Disha Ravi and others. However, the Court last week granted bail to Disha. The 21-year-old activist, Disha was arrested from Bengaluru in connection with the formulation and dissemination of the 'toolkit' document, in the ongoing farmers' protest. On February 3, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg had shared this 'toolkit' in a tweet, which she later deleted.

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  • MAR 02, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    BKU to send teams to poll-bound states to dissuade people from voting for BJP

    BKU leader Balbir S Rajewal said that the farmers' body will send teams to poll-bound states like West Bengal and Kerala in an attempt to make voters aware of the BJP's attitude towards farmers and and urge them to vote for other candidates. He also said that he would not support any party.

  • MAR 02, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi slams Centre for not paying heed to farmers' concerns

    Congress general Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the BJP for not paying heed to the farmers' concerns over the contentious farm laws. She also said that the Centre's policies were designed to benefit only the rich.

  • MAR 02, 2021 03:50 PM IST

    Ghazipur border closes hours after re-opening

    Delhi's Ghazipur border, site of anti-farm law protests, has been closed once again after being opened partially earlier today.

  • MAR 02, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Farmers' protest: Ghazipur border reopens, vehicular movement allowed from Delhi to UP

    Ghazipur border, which remained closed since January 26 following the Republic Day violence, was on Tuesday reopened for vehicular movement.

    However, the movement is allowed only for those entering Uttar Pradesh from the national capital. The vehicular movement from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi is still not allowed. Read more

  • MAR 02, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to address Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut on March 7

    Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on March 7, to highlight the issues being faced by farmers. This will be the fifth Kisan Mahapanchayat in the region. The Congress Party is organising Kisan Panchayats in 28 districts of Western Uttar Pradesh to raise a voice against the farm laws and to support farmers' demand to repeal them.

  • MAR 02, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    Delhi Court will hear Nikita Jacob's plea on March 9

    Delhi court grants time to Police to file their reply on a plea by Mumbai lawyer Nikita Jacob seeking pre- arrest bail in connection to the Toolkit case, matter to be now heard on March 9.

  • MAR 02, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Not afraid of coronavirus, won’t take jabs, say protesting farmer leaders

    Protesting farmer leaders in the vulnerable age group on Monday said that they are not afraid of coronavirus and won't take vaccine jabs, even as the second phase of vaccination drive got underway to inoculate senior citizens and those above 45 with underlying medical conditions, reports PTI.

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