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Indian town on edge after 9 die during farm protest

LUCKNOW, India — Indian authorities suspended internet services and barred political leaders from entering a northern town Monday to calm tensions after nine people were killed in a deadly escalation of a yearlong demonstration against contentious agriculture laws. Four farmers died Sunday when a car owned by Junior […]

Bharat Bandh: Farmer bodies stage protests in TN

(EDS: ADDING DETAILS) Chennai, Sep 27: In solidarity with the nationwide strike demanding repeal of the Centre’s farm laws, farmer bodies, trade unions, including those backed by the ruling DMK and Left parties on Monday staged protests across Tamil Nadu. Normal life was, however, not affected with public and […]

Cong backs Bharat Bandh called by agitating farmer unions

New Delhi, Sep 25: The Congress on Saturday extended support to the Bharat Bandh call given by farmer unions against the Centre’s three agri laws and demanded that discussions be initiated with the protesters. Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said the Congress party and all its workers will support the […]

Haryana govt orders judicial probe into Aug 28 incident, farmers call off Karnal sit-in

Chandigarh, Sep 11: The Haryana government on Saturday ordered a judicial probe into last month’s clash between farmers and police and sent the IAS officer who is at the centre of a row over his remarks on leave. Following this, farmers called off their sit-in outside the Karnal […]

Explainer: How Indian farmers’ protest turned into a country-wide movement

NEW DELHI, Sept 9 – A group of influential farmer leaders ratcheted up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to roll back three new farm laws by organising a mammoth rally in India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh last week. After the successful mass meeting – the […]

Angry Indian growers gather outside Delhi to protest farm laws

NEW DELHI, Sept 7 – Thousands of Indian farmers gathered in a large grain market outside New Delhi on Tuesday, protesting new agricultural laws they say threaten their livelihoods and actions by police during similar demonstrations last week. “A large number of farmers are attending the meeting to […]

Farmers’ national convention to mark 9 months of protest begins at Singhu border

New Delhi, Aug 26: The national convention by farmers to mark completion of nine months of their agitation against the three contentious farm laws began at the Singhu border on Thursday. The two-day-event that will see participation from 1,500 delegates across organisations of farmers, women, youth, and labourers, is […]

India warns against mass farmers protest, citing COVID ‘super-spreader’ risk

Indian government leaders appealed to farmers to call off a mass protest this week for fear it could prove a viral “super-spreader” event as the country’s overall death toll from COVID-19 crossed 300,000 on Monday. Over a third have died over the past three weeks during a devastating […]

Indian farmers vow to carry on months-long protest despite concerns over coronavirus

Thousands of Indian farmers, protesting over three new agricultural laws that they say threaten their livelihoods, have vowed to continue with their around-the-clock sit-ins despite a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the country. Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh states in the north and the desert […]

Farmers hold protest against Khattar in Haryana’s Rohtak

Chandigarh, Apr 3: Farmers on Saturday held a protest against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Rohtak district. After they came to know about the CM’s visit, farmers including women gathered outside a private university where Khattar’s chopper was to land. Khattar was to attend a condolence meet […]

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