Farm stir LIVE: BKU to send teams to poll-bound states
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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- The Congress also accused the Centre of not releasing sufficient funds to the state governments to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Malik further highlighted that a quick decision over the issue is the "need of the hour."