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Farmers Protest Black Friday Highlights: Punjab CM announces ₹1 crore aid for Shubhakaran's family

Farmers Protest Black Friday Highlights: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said the farmers led by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) will observe a ‘Black Friday’ on Friday after the death of a farmer at Khanauri Border crossing in Sangrur district, Punjab, during the ongoing protests.

Farmers Protest Black Friday Highlights: Protesting farmers run away from exploding tear gas shells used by the police near Shambhu border that divides northern Punjab and Haryana states, some 200 kilometers (120 miles) from New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb.21, 2024. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) (AP)Premium
Farmers Protest Black Friday Highlights: Protesting farmers run away from exploding tear gas shells used by the police near Shambhu border that divides northern Punjab and Haryana states, some 200 kilometers (120 miles) from New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb.21, 2024. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) (AP)

Farmers Protest Black Friday Highlights: The General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarwan Singh Pandher on Friday slammed the Punjab government for not filing an FIR on the death of farmer youth at the Khanauri Border during the ongoing protests.

He said, “The way the Punjab government is 'insulting the martyrdom of our martyrs' is condemnable."

Furthermore, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said the protesting farmers led by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) will observe a 'Black Friday' on Friday following the death of a farmer at Khanauri Border crossing in Sangrur district, Punjab, during the ongoing protests.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Arjun Munda said that the Central Government is dedicated towards the welfare of the farmers and trying to resolve the issue through dialogue.

Check all the Farmers' protest LIVE updates here on LiveMint.

23 Feb 2024, 03:50:33 PM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: Shubhkaran's cremation will not happen till govt registers FIR, warns protesting farmers

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: Farmer leaders participating in the ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation on Friday vowed that the cremation of Shubhkaran Singh, who died amid clashes between Haryana Police and Punjab farmers, will not take place till the Punjab government registers a case against those responsible for it.

23 Feb 2024, 03:13:52 PM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: Case under section 302 IPC should be registered against those responsible for the death of farmer

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: Case under section 302 IPC should be registered against those who are responsible for the death (of a farmer). We will take a decision (on moving to Delhi) after today's meeting, said Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher in Patiala on Friday.

23 Feb 2024, 02:24:29 PM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: People facing difficulty in accessing Ayushman Yojana services due to internet disruption in Haryana 

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: In the wake of disrupted internet services in Haryana because of farmers' protest, people are facing issues in getting timely treatment under the Ayushman Yojana due closure of internet and SMS services in several districts of the state, reported PTI.

23 Feb 2024, 02:15:04 PM IST

Haryana government revokes National Security Act against farmer leaders

The Haryana Police on Friday revoked the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA), 1980 against some union leaders of the Ambala district after announcing it late on Thursday night, officials said.

Sibash Kabiraj, IGP Ambala Range said that the NSA will not be invoked against the farm leaders.

"This is to clarify to all concerned that the matter of invoking provisions of the National Security Act on a few farm union leaders of district Ambala has been reconsidered and it has been decided that the same will not be invoked," he said. (ANI)

23 Feb 2024, 01:49:02 PM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann announces ₹1 crore, a job for Shubhkaran's family

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday announced that the family of Shubhkaran Singh, who died during the farmers' protest on the Khanuri border, will be given financial assistance of 1 crore and a government job to his younger sister. He also promised that legal action would be taken against the culprits.

"The family of Shubhkaran Singh, who got martyred during the farmer's movement on the Khanauri border, will be given financial assistance of 1 crore by the Punjab government and a government job to his younger sister. Due legal action will be taken against culprits," Mann said in a post on X (formerly Twitter). Read here.

23 Feb 2024, 01:31:36 PM IST

Farmers' Protest: ‘Black Friday’ after Shubkaran's death today, tractors march towards Delhi on Feb 26 | Top 10 updates

The protesting farmers halted their ‘Dilli Chalo’ march for two days to take stock of the ongoing situation on the Shambhu border in Haryana and further decisions will be taken accordingly, the general secretary of the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee. Read here.

23 Feb 2024, 01:11:27 PM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: 'Appeal to farmers to not take law and order into their hands,' says Ambala ASP Pooja Dabla

Ambala ASP Pooja Dabla says, “Regarding NSA (National Security Act) it has been decided by senior officials that right now we are not implementing any of its provisions. No action is being taken under the NSA...I appeal to the farmers to not take law and order into their hands and maintain peace. If law and order is maintained, no legal action will be taken by us against anyone." (ANI)

23 Feb 2024, 12:40:09 PM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann announces ₹1 crore aid for family of farmer killed in protest

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday came out in support of Shubhakaran Singh's family, who lost his life in the ongoing farmers' protest. He announced financial assistance of 1 crore and assured appropriate legal action against the culprits.

Mann has also announced a government job for his younger sister.

"Financial assistance of 1 crore will be given by the Punjab Government to the family of Shubhakaran Singh, who was martyred during the farmers' protest at Khanauri border, and his younger sister will be given a government job. Appropriate legal action will be taken against the culprits..," he said in a post on 'X'. (ANI)

23 Feb 2024, 12:24:22 PM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: Haryana government revokes National Security Act against farmer leaders

The Haryana Police on Friday revoked the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA), 1980 against some union leaders of the Ambala district after announcing it late on Thursday night, officials said.

Sibash Kabiraj, IGP Ambala Range said that the NSA will not be invoked against the farm leaders.

"This is to clarify to all concerned that the matter of invoking provisions of the National Security Act on a few farm union leaders of district Ambala has been reconsidered and it has been decided that the same will not be invoked," he said. (ANI)

23 Feb 2024, 11:46:00 AM IST

Farmers' protest: Congress flags PM Modi's 10-year-old tweet seeking 'right price' for crops — 'Word and deed'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 10-year-old tweet, wherein he called for giving farmers the "right price" for their crops, re-surfaced amid the ongoing farmers' protest. The Congress took to X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday to re-share PM Modi's old tweet. The grand-old party captioned its post as: "Kathni and karni (words and deed)".

The Congress appeared to take potshots at PM Modi, probably alleging a mismatch between what the Prime Minister did during his 10-year rule and what he had said in 2014.

23 Feb 2024, 11:25:39 AM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: 'Punjab govt should give status of 'Shaheed' to him,' says Congress MP Manish Tewari| WATCH

On farmers' protest, Congress MP Manish Tewari says, "In 2021, when the four black farm laws were withdrawn by the government, there was a commitment made to the farmers, that a law would be brought on MSP. It has been three years since then, and no law has been brought. I demand a special session of the Parliament be summoned immediately and a law guaranteeing the MSP to farmers on crops across the board should be passed. Those who ordered the firing on farmers which has resulted in the unfortunate death of a young boy from Bathinda, who was only exercising his right to protest...The Punjab government should give the status of 'Shaheed' to him..." (ANI)

On farmers' protest, Congress MP Manish Tewari says, "In 2021, when the four black farm laws were withdrawn by the government, there was a commitment made to the farmers, that a law would be brought on MSP. It has been three years since then, and no law has been brought. I demand a special session of the Parliament be summoned immediately and a law guaranteeing the MSP to farmers on crops across the board should be passed. Those who ordered the firing on farmers which has resulted in the unfortunate death of a young boy from Bathinda, who was only exercising his right to protest...The Punjab government should give the status of 'Shaheed' to him..."
23 Feb 2024, 11:13:13 AM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: ‘Farmers are our annadatas...Centre ready for further talks..,’ says Anurag Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur has said that the Centre is ready for talks with protesting farmers who are our "brothers" and "annadaatas", asserting that the Modi government has taken various steps to ensure higher income for farmers.

Speaking to media in New Delhi the Minister said, "We were ready for talks earlier and are ready even today and will be ready to discuss their issues even in future." (ANI)

23 Feb 2024, 10:53:38 AM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: Congress calls for convening special Parliament session on farmers' issues

The Congress on Thursday escalated its attack on the BJP-led Centre over the farmers' protest and demanded that a special session of Parliament be convened to discuss the pressing issues of the tillers.

The opposition party also urged the Punjab government to convene a similar session of the state assembly to deliberate on the issue.

A farmer was killed and about 12 police personnel were injured in clashes at Khanauri on the Punjab-Haryana border on Wednesday. The incident took place when some protesting farmers were trying to head towards barricades. (PTI)

23 Feb 2024, 10:39:36 AM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: Congress calls for convening special Parliament session on farmers' issues

The Congress on Thursday escalated its attack on the BJP-led Centre over the farmers' protest and demanded that a special session of Parliament be convened to discuss the pressing issues of the tillers.

The opposition party also urged the Punjab government to convene a similar session of the state assembly to deliberate on the issue.

A farmer was killed and about 12 police personnel were injured in clashes at Khanauri on the Punjab-Haryana border on Wednesday. The incident took place when some protesting farmers were trying to head towards barricades. (PTI)

23 Feb 2024, 10:21:01 AM IST

Farmers Protest Black Friday Live Updates: Farmers' protest a common thing between Greece, India: Greek PM Mitsotakis

The ongoing farmers' protest at the Punjab-Haryana borders found a reference in an address by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday when he said the agitation was among the several common things between India and Greece.

While addressing the 'India-Greece Business Forum' here, Mitsotakis talked about various sectors where the two countries had a lot in common.

"We have one more thing in common. We have farmers protesting both in Greece and India...," he said.

He was also quick to add that the "future of farming in a world where we need to make big productivity gains across the board, I think, is also an area in my mind of great interest".(PTI)

23 Feb 2024, 10:17:59 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory in view of farmers' protest

The Delhi Police on Thursday issued a traffic advisory in view of the farmers' protest, saying vehicular movement will be affected on city borders due to pickets and checkpoints and asked commuters to plan accordingly.

Thousands of farmers seeking to march to the national capital remain camped at Khanauri and Shambhu borders between Punjab and Haryana agitating for their demands, including a legal guarantee for minimum support price (MSP) for crops and farm debt waiver.

Traffic will be affected due to the deployment of pickets and checking at the Jheel Khurd Border, Mandi Border, Aaya Nagar Border, DND Flyway, Kalindi Kunj, Badarpur, Palla, Surajkund and Karni Singh shooting range, the advisory said. (PTI)

23 Feb 2024, 09:51:38 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: ‘Centre dedicated towards welfare of farmers,’ says Union Minister Arjun Munda

Union Minister Arjun Munda attended the Rojgar mela in Diyankel here on Thursday. He said that the Central Government is dedicated towards the welfare of the farmers and trying to resolve the issue through dialogue.

Arjun Munda said, "The Government of India is continuously working and dedicated towards the welfare of the farmers. Just yesterday, in the case of farmers, the fair and remunerative price of sugarcane was fixed at 340 per quintal. We are dedicated to the farmers and are working under the leadership of PM Modi." (ANI)

23 Feb 2024, 09:49:55 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: Punjab CM announces ₹1 crore ex-gratia to family of Shubhkaran Singh

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann announces that the family of Shubhkaran Singh, who died during the farmers' movement on the Khanuri border, will be given financial assistance of 1 crore by the Punjab government and also a government job to his younger sister. Due legal action will be taken against the culprits.

23 Feb 2024, 09:34:55 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: ‘Punjab govt is insulting martyrdom of our martyrs,’ says Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher| WATCH

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher says, "Dialogues were being held with the Punjab Government after the death of Shubhkaran Singh...All our demands were accepted, that case u/s 302 (murder) be filed against those who attacked, that Punjab Government give the status of 'martyr' to Shubhkaran Singh, that discussions on compensation were held with his family, and that a Board will be constituted for his postmortem & its videography will be done...It has been more than 14 hours now but Punjab Government is not giving any answer. So, Shubhkaran Singh's body is lying in the hospital. The Punjab Government is insulting the martyrdom of our martyrs, this is condemnable. They are saying that the site of the incident will have to be investigated - whether it is located in Punjab or Haryana...I don't think we will be able to perform the last rites of Shubhkaran Singh as of now. The dialogues with the Punjab Government are yet to complete." (ANI)

23 Feb 2024, 09:21:53 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: Farmer leader takes on Punjab govt for not filing FIR on death of youth, criticises 'unclear' stance

The General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarwan Singh Pandher on Friday slammed the Punjab government for not filing an FIR on the death of farmer youth at the Khanauri Border during the ongoing protests.

He said that the way the Punjab government is 'insulting the martyrdom of our martyrs' is condemnable.

Pandher questioned the delay in filing the FIR though all the deamands were accepted during the talks. (ANI)

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