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- Chaduni, who leads the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) in Haryana, gained prominence by helping farm unions protesting against three now-scrapped central laws to mobilize and reach the Capital.
Updated on Dec 19, 2021 01:47 AM IST
The farmers began leaving the protest sites after the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) - an umbrella organization of farmer bodies - suspended the agitation following the repeal of the Centre's three farm laws and the government conceding to its other demands.
Published on Dec 15, 2021 05:39 AM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Singhu and Ghazipur border points of the national capital—two of the sites where the farmers had been protesting for the past 14 months—have picked up activity, as farmers get busy completing their preparations to leave for their homes in trucks and tractor trolleys.
Updated on Dec 11, 2021 08:17 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
BKU leader Gurnam Singh Charuni said the Centre should follow the Punjab model while giving compensation to the kin of over 700 deceased farmers.
Published on Dec 08, 2021 02:30 PM IST
The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, to withdraw the three contentious laws will be introduced in Parliament on the opening day of the winter session on Monday.
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 07:55 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- Taking a veiled jibe at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Tikait warned a farmers’ gathering in Hyderabad about an “unbridled bull” who “helps BJP the most”.
Published on Nov 25, 2021 10:18 PM IST
- “On November 29, 500 farmers will go to Delhi on 30 tractors. The details will be provided after a meeting on November 26, which will be marked as the first anniversary of our protest,” Tikait said at a rally in Ghaziabad.
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 06:09 AM IST
As the central government has agreed to withdraw the three farm laws, the farmer unions have shifted their focus on minimum support price (MSP), demanding a law on it.
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Delhi Police announced on Thursday that the blockades will be removed from the borders, following an order by the Supreme Court on October 21 stating that while the farmers have every right to protest, roads should not be indefinitely blocked for the purpose.
Updated on Oct 30, 2021 12:33 AM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- Farmers held a protest at Hansi, with one of the protesters sitting on an indefinite fast over alleged shortage of the DAP. In Charkhi Dadri and Shahabad in Kurukshetra, long queues were witnessed on Monday as farmers waited for hours to purchase the fertiliser.
Published on Oct 25, 2021 11:08 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Muzaffarnagar-headquartered influential farmers' outfit had on July 12 dissolved all its units in Uttar Pradesh, BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik said.
Published on Oct 22, 2021 05:39 PM IST
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said Union minister Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ will “influence the investigation” into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case and try to “save himself”.
Published on Oct 18, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Transport and businesses within Delhi were unaffected, but interstate and intercity connections were hit, particularly in Punjab and Haryana, where people sat in protests at national highways and railway lines.
Updated on Sep 28, 2021 03:15 AM IST
, New Delhi/gurgram/ghaziabadHT Correspondents
Earlier in the day, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait took to Twitter to apologise to the public for facing problems due to the Bharat Bandh, adding that the farmers have been providing commuters with tea, water and milk.
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 09:09 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
As protesting farmers observed 10-hour long Bharat Bandh today to protest against the Centre's three agri laws, BKU national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that solution to the ongoing protest can only be reached through dialogue.
Published on Sep 27, 2021 07:04 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Shubhangi Gupta
Rakesh Tikait's tweet comes ahead of PM Modi's bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday evening.
Published on Sep 24, 2021 01:25 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
The anti-farm law protesters, on the other hand, allege that a “nexus” is operating between the central government and corporates to “rob” the farmers of their rights.
Published on Sep 19, 2021 06:12 AM IST
The union leaders urged the farmers not to enter into any confrontation with security forces on their way to the mini-secretariat in Karnal to protest against police action.
Published on Sep 07, 2021 06:48 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
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Published on Jul 10, 2021 12:56 PM IST
Ravi Azad and Vikas Sisar were arrested on June 1 following their demonstration against the JJP leader Devendra S Babli.
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 12:01 PM IST
"When the government wants to talk, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha will talk,” Tikait said, asserting that it has to be about repealing the Centre's new farm laws.
Published on May 24, 2021 06:52 AM IST
PTI | , Chandigarh
"The Centre is responsible, who else can it be? It's their (BJP's) youth wing. They were saying, "Rakesh Tikait, Go Back". Where should I go? They hurled stones, used lathis," said Rakesh Tikait.
Published on Apr 03, 2021 04:32 PM IST
ANI | , Ghazipur
He also said that the farmers needed to raise their voices against the privatisation of the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
Published on Mar 21, 2021 07:52 AM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
"A new business to cash in on hunger has started. Humans get hungry two times a day, 700 times a year. When the food grains will be in their control, they will start the hunger business," Tikait said.
Published on Mar 14, 2021 08:06 PM IST
PTI | , Rewa
The farmers have been sitting at various borders near national capital Delhi since November 26 with the demand that the three central farm laws must be repealed.
Published on Mar 07, 2021 07:03 AM IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
"This is my appeal to farmers that they should continue to work in their fields and also keep their tractors ready with their tanks full of oil as they may have to come to Delhi anytime," Rakesh Tikait said.
Published on Feb 28, 2021 06:54 PM IST
ANI | , Shamli, Uttar Pradesh
Rakesh Tikait, leader and national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said on Tuesday that the protesting farmers would gherao Parliament, if the Central government does not repeal the three laws, during his address to a Kisan Panchayat in Sikar, Rajasthan.
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 12:03 AM IST
In the latet bid to intensify their protests, the farmers have given a call for 'rail roko' on Thursday.
Published on Feb 18, 2021 04:21 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, New Delhi
Disha Ravi's arrest has given the protest against the three farm laws a fresh turn.
Updated on Feb 16, 2021 11:40 PM IST
Instead, Rakesh Tikait, a beefy leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), an influential farmers’ organisation, has managed to re-energise the protests and entrenched them in a new avatar in his home turf, the politically crucial sugarcane belt of western Uttar Pradesh.
Published on Feb 13, 2021 01:39 AM IST
Zia Haq, New Delhi