The Centre said channels for more talks are open. Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed to the protesters to stop their agitation as talks are still going on.(ANI Photo)
The Centre said channels for more talks are open. Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed to the protesters to stop their agitation as talks are still going on.(ANI Photo)

Farmers Protest Live Updates: Protesting farmers open Chilla border for traffic after assurance demands will be met

Farmers Protest Live Updates: The ongoing protest of the farmers against the three new agriculture laws entered its 17th day today with the farmer’s unions now threatening to block railway tracks.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 10:29 PM IST

With farmers gearing up to block the highway and picket toll plazas on the border to Delhi on Saturday in response to a call from protesting farmer unions to intensify their agitation against the three agricultural sector laws, police personnel have been deployed in strength to protect toll booths and ensure smooth flow of traffic, Faridabad Police said.

As many as 3,500 police personnel will be deployed at the five toll plazas in the area, a statement said. Station house officers and the Police Reserve Force of the respective police stations will also be deployed and personnel will be equipped with anti-riot equipment.

The ongoing protest of the farmers against the three new agriculture laws entered its 17th day today with the farmer’s unions now threatening to block railway tracks.

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Chilla border opens for traffic movement

Protesting farmers open Chilla border for traffic after assurance demands will be met, reports ANI.

People at Singhu border set up a temporary gym

A makeshift gym has been set up at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana Border) where farmers’ protest entered 17th day today. “It’s part of our daily routine so we decided to set up one here. People visit the gym according to their convenience,” ANI quoted Jaspreet Singh from Rupnagar as saying.

Progressive Haryana farmers submitted memorandum in support of farm laws: Tomar

“Progressive farmer leaders from Haryana met me and submitted a memorandum with their signatures supporting the three farm laws. They also shared their experiences on how these laws are benefitting them,” says Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

Ready for talks with govt, but will first discuss repealing farm laws:, says farmer leaders

Sticking to their demands, farmer leaders Saturday said they are ready to hold talks with the government, but will first discuss repealing the three new farm laws. Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border, farmer leader Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu said that thousands of farmers will start their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march from Rajasthan’s Shahjahanpur through the Jaipur-Delhi Highway at 11 am on Sunday.

Farmers to stage hunger strike

“We have decided to intensify our agitation against new farm laws, Union leaders will sit on hunger strike on Dec 14,” say farmer leaders.

Dozens of farmers detained in Aligarh

Dozens of farmers were detained in different parts of this district for trying to make toll plazas on highways toll-free as part of their stir news agency PTI reported citing police. A large number of protestors at Kurana village under Tappal police station have been taken into police custody and would be kept under detention till 11 pm, officials said.

Don’t want written guarantee, want a law for MSP: Farmer leader

“We want MSP of all our produce including potatoes, sugarcane, grains, vegetables and milk. We don’t want this guarantee in written form but we want a law for MSP now,” says Dungar Singh, farmer Leader from Uttar Pradesh.

Local residents block toll plaza at Makdoli village on Rohtak Panipat highway

Farm reforms will bring investments, technological advancements in agriculture, says PM Modi

Trying to assuage farmer’s apprehensions Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the new reforms will usher in technological advancement and investments in agricultures.

Farmers take over some toll plazas in Haryana, stop authorities from collecting fees

Farmers take over some toll plazas in Haryana, stop authorities from collecting fees as they intensify protest against new agri laws

Centre’s trying to defame agitation by calling it that of Khalistanis and political parties: SAD chief

Centre’s trying to defame agitation by calling it that of Khalistanis and political parties. Unfortunate that if one disagrees with them they call them anti-nationals. Ministers giving such statements must apologise publicly. We condemn Centre’s attitude & such statements:SAD chief

Unfortunate that Centre is trying to stifle the voices: SS Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal chief

Unfortunate that Centre is trying to stifle the voices, instead of listening to them. Farmers don’t want farm laws. Why is Centre showing tyranny when the section -for whom laws have been formed- don’t want it? I request PM to listen to farmers: SS Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal chief.

We have deployed forces to check that no miscreant joins the protest: Prashant Kumar, UP ADG (Law & Order)

We have deployed forces to check that no miscreant joins the protest. We are taking measures to see that public movement is not affected. We are ensuring that anti social elements, who are trying to create trouble, are being dealt with: Prashant Kumar, Uttar Prdaesh ADG (Law and Order).

Section 144 imposed in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri

Section 144 has been imposed in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri area.

Farmers protesting at Delhi-Ghazipur border march towards Delhi

“With this march we want to give a message to the Govt to listen to our issues,” says Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson, Bharatiya Kisan Union.

After reforms, farmers will get new markets, options and more benefits of technology: PM Modi

We had seen walls between agriculture sector and other areas associated with it - be it agriculture infrastructure, food processing, storage or cold chain. All walls and obstacles are being removed now. After reforms, farmers will get new markets, options and more benefits of technology. The cold storage infrastructure will be modernised. This will result in more investments in the agriculture sector. Farmers will be benefitted the most out of it, says PM Modi.

Govt should work to raise the MSP and also listen to farmer: Hanuman Beniwal

Hanuman Beniwal, RLP leader and MP from Nagaur begins a demonstration march towards Delhi, protesting farm laws

“Thousands of farmers will meet in Kothputli and then decide the further course of action. Govt should work to raise the MSP and also listen to farmers,” he says.

Security at Delhi borders increased after farmers’ announcement to intensify stir

The Delhi Police has increased security arrangements at the city’s border points following the announcement by agitating farmers to block the Jaipur-Delhi and the Delhi-Agra Expressways on Saturday to further intensify their protest against the Centre’s new agri laws.

Haryana police placed barricades and cemented pillars on Khanauri-Narwana border

Haryana police placed barricades and cemented pillars on Khanauri-Narwana border on Saturday morning. However, locals removed these barricades and rocks from the road.

We haven’t found any such person here, if we do we will send them away: Rakesh Tikait, Bharatiya Kisan Union when asked if ‘anti-national elements’ got involved in agitation

Central Intelligence should catch them. If people of a banned organizations are roaming amid us, put them behind bars. We haven’t found any such person here, if we do we will send them away: Rakesh Tikait, Bharatiya Kisan Union when asked if ‘anti-national elements’ got involved in agitation.

Normal vehicular traffic flows through functional toll plazas in Agra district

“There’re 5 major toll plazas here and we have no information of any one of them being blocked by farmers. We’re monitoing the plazas as well,” says ASP(West) Agra

Farmers head to Delhi to join agitation at the borders

Farmers head to Delhi, to join the agitation at the borders of the national capital against Central government’s farm laws.

All doubts can be solved through constructive dialogue: Venkaiah Naidu on farmers stir

Amid the ongoing agitation by farmers against the Centre’s new farm laws, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said all doubts can be solved through constructive dialogue.

Farmers overpower toll plazas on NH44

Farmers overpowered the employees of toll-palazas of Karnal and Panipat on Delhi-Chandigarh National Highway 44 allowing toll- free movement of all vehicles from Friday midnight.

Opposition efforts to spread disharmony won’t be tolerated: Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has hit out at opposition parties for allegedly leading the farmer’s movement towards disorientation, and said that the “malicious” efforts to spread disharmony in the country would not be tolerated.

3,500 police personnel to be deployed at 5 Delhi-Haryana toll plazas

3,500 police personnel will be deployed at the five toll plazas at five Delhi-Haryana toll plazas

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