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Farmers protests


Mohali: Farm union protests end peacefully, traffic flow uninterrupted

May 26, 2021 7:30 pm

A large procession was held in the city, in which agitators burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded a roll-back of all three contentious farm laws.

‘May 26 protest is not a show of strength but of resistance’: SKM leaders

May 25, 2021 9:55 am

Asked if there is any justification for crowds amidst this virulent second wave, he said, ''It is unfortunate that the government is labeling us as villains while taking no responsibility for our plight. They need to better their earlier proposal, farmers are risking their lives for genuine demands."

Punjab CM urges BKU not to proceed with protest plan, says may turn Covid super-spreader

May 24, 2021 12:52 am

In a statement , Amarinder urged the farmers’ group not to act irresponsibly and jeopardise the lives of their own people with such reckless behaviour amid the pandemic.

Hisar emerges as new epicentre of farmer agitation in Haryana

May 18, 2021 7:15 am

A feeling is growing among the agitator farmers that the BJP-JJP leaders, “who had restricted their movements following the warning of agitators, are now trying to increase their activities after the imposition of Covid restrictions”.

West Bengal woman raped by 2 men she accompanied to Tikri; SKM says action taken against guilty

May 10, 2021 9:11 am

The Haryana Police have formed a special investigation team after the woman's father alleged that she was raped when she had gone to the border point with some members of an outfit supporting the protest against the Centre's new farm laws.

Farm unions to protest against Covid curbs across Punjab on May 8

May 06, 2021 9:37 am

Union leaders accused the government of creating panic in the name of second wave.

Lockdown on, farmer unions to pare numbers, implement Covid protocols

May 04, 2021 11:15 am

The state governments of both Punjab and Haryana have imposed limited lockdowns to halt the transmission of the virus.

Explained: Why farmers are not suspending stir despite weekend lockdown

May 02, 2021 1:20 pm

The farmers feel that such a massive agitation is not easier to be re-launched if it is postponed now. They also argue that when they started protesting these laws in Haryana in July 2020 even then there was a Covid lockdown.

Chaduni’s 2-minute video messages boost protesting Haryana farmers’ morale

April 26, 2021 5:00 am

Buoyed by his brief messages, farmers have prevented functions by several BJP-JJP leaders from taking place in the state in the past four months.


Bharat Bandh: Protesting farmers block roads, highways; rail services hit

March 26, 2021 1:50 pm

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmers’ unions, have called for a nationwide strike in protest against the three recently passed farm laws. The strike, which began at 6 am, will extend until 6 pm, the union said.

Farmers defy police order, gather for mahapanchayat in UP’s Shamli

February 05, 2021 10:16 pm

The Shamli district administration had denied permission for mahapanchayat in west UP at Bhainswal village on Friday, citing “unruly behaviour by farmers” at the tractor rally in Delhi on Republic Day and “violation of Covid guidelines” by protesters.