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Farmers will return to Delhi borders after Centre is free from Bengal polls: Rakesh Tikait

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, has said that farmers have not left the protest sites on the outskirts of Delhi. Tikait, while addressing a gathering in Palanpur, said farmers had gone to the fields to work and would return again when the Union government is free from the...

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait arrives in Gujarat on a two-day visit

In a bid to raise support against the three contentious farm laws passed by the BJP government in the Centre, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday arrived in Gujarat on a two-day visit. Tikait, who is best known for the months-long farmers’ protest on the outskirts of Delhi, will meet several farmer leaders in Gujarat...

SC-appointed committee submits report on farm laws

The Supreme Court-appointed committee that was entrusted with the responsibility of analysing the contentious farm laws passed by the Centre had submitted its report to the apex court on March 19 in a sealed cover. A member of the committee, PK Mishra, said, “We submitted the report on March 19 in a sealed cover. Now,...

Toolkit Case: Disha Ravi asked Greta Thunberg to delete tweet fearing action under UAPA

The Delhi Police has claimed that climate activist Disha Ravi had asked Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg to delete a tweet containing a toolkit on farmers’ protest fearing action under the stringent UAPA. She was afraid as her name was mentioned in the document, police claimed. The police also claimed that the Swedish environmental activist...

Toolkit Case: Delhi Police arrests climate activist from Bengaluru

The Delhi Police have arrested a 21-year-old climate activist from Karnataka’s Bengaluru in connection with the online campaign against the Indian government on the issue of farmers’ protest. The activist, Disha Ravi, was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Cyber Cell on Saturday for her alleged involvement in sharing a “toolkit” related to the farmers’ protest....

PM Modi warns people against “foreign destructive ideology”

In a veiled attack on foreign governments and international celebrities lending their support to the ongoing farmers’ protest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the country needs to exercise caution from foreign influences. PM Modi termed the same as “foreign destructive ideology”—a spin on the term foreign direct investment. PM Modi also hit out...

Education department official suspended for supporting farmers’ protest

The farmers’ protest is getting support from people from various walks of life. However, some people have to bear the brunt of the governments’ anger for supporting the protesting farmers. One such person is Ajay Balhara. Dr. Ajay Balhara, who was posted as chief coordinator (training) at the Haryana government’s Directorate of Secondary Education in...

“Only Congress can do farming with blood”, says Narendra Singh Tomar

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday lambasted the Congress for playing politics over farm laws and allegedly misleading the farmers. Tomar, while addressing the Rajya Sabha over the contentious farm laws, said, “The world knows that farming is done with water, but only Congress can do farming with blood.” Tomar asserted that the...

UPDATE: Delhi Police says FIR is not against Greta Thunberg but a ‘toolkit’ she tweeted

The Delhi police have clarified that the FIR it filed is not against Greta Thunberg but a “toolkit” that she had tweeted, which was allegedly linked to a Khalistani group.  Delhi police said its investigating into the overseas conspiracy enmeshed in the farmer protests. To a question on whether Greta Thunberg, 18, had been named...

US supports peaceful protests by farmers, says differences should be resolved through dialogue

At a time when several international celebrities have extended their support to the ongoing farmers’ protest, the US has urged the Indian government to recognise peaceful protests and allow access to the internet. The new US administration under President Joe Biden has said that unhindered access to information, including the internet, and peaceful protests are...

Centre reacts to international celebrities supporting farmers’ protest, issues statement

The support extended by international celebrities and activists to the ongoing farmers’ protest in India has not gone down well with the Union government. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has also issued a stinging response to the hullaballoo created around the farmers’ protest. It said that the temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and...

SC refuses to entertain petitions related to violence during farmers’ tractor rally on R-Day

The Supreme Court on Wednesday clarified that it will not entertain a batch of petitions demanding a probe into the violence that erupted in the national capital during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day. The court meanwhile gave the liberty to the petitioners to approach the Union government with a representation. The bench headed...