Farmers protest updates: Section 144 has been imposed in the entire Delhi in view of the farmers' call for March to Delhi on 13th February.
Farmers protest updates: Ahead of the 'Dilli Chalo' / ‘Chalo Delhi’ march by the agitated farmers, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory for the commuters. According to the police, there will be diversions around the Singhu Border (Delhi-Haryana). A sea of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have called for the march on February 13 (Tuesday) to demand a law guaranteeing MSP for their produce, one of the conditions they had set when they agreed to withdraw their agitation in 2021.
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Farmers protest LIVE: Haryana Police tests tear gas shell-dropping system | WATCH
Haryana Police today tested tear gas shell-dropping drone system at Shambhu border near Ambala, in view of 'Delhi Chalo' farmers protest.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Barricades, barbed wires put up at the Singhu border
Barricades and barbed wires have been put up as part of security measures at the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) ahead of the protest march called by farmer unions on February 13.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Plea in HC challenges internet suspension, border sealing in Haryana, says report
Live Law reported on Monday that a petition was filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging the "obstructive actions" of the central and state governments, including sealing of border between Haryana and Punjab in order to "prevent the farmers from exercising their constitutional right to assembly and protest peacefully."
"The plea also questions the suspension of mobile internet services and bulk SMS in several districts of Haryana including Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, and Sirsa, stating that, it “further exacerbate the situation, depriving the citizens of their right to information and communication," the report said.
Farmers protest LIVE: Over 200 farmer unions expected to participate in 'Delhi Chalo' march
More than 200 farmer unions are expected to participate in the 'Delhi Chalo' march on Tuesday to press the central government to accept their demands, including the enactment of a law to guarantee a minimum support price (MSP) for crops.
Farmers protest LIVE: If PM tries, he can win hearts of the farmers, says farmers' leader
General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarvan Singh Pandher told ANI, "...After the meeting, a discussion with the 200 unions will take place, only then a decision will be taken...If the Prime Minister tries, he can win the hearts of the farmers..."
Farmers protest LIVE: First round of farmer-govt talks over, says Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij
On farmer's protest, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij says, "... Three ministers of the Central government have come to Chandigarh and talks of the first round have been done. The second round of talks will be done soon. I am hopeful that this issue will be resolved soon... To protect the people of Haryana and to maintain peace and harmony in the state, we will do whatever is required."
Farmers protest LIVE: Haryana, Rajasthan seal border with Punjab
Ahead of the farmers' 'Chalo Dilli' march, not just Delhi has imposed Section 144, Haryana and Rajasthan have also taken similar measures but in a few districts.
The Haryana government has enforced prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in 15 out of the total 22 districts.
Additionally, Section 144 has been imposed in the Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan, which borders Punjab’s Fazilka, Muktsar, and Bathinda districts.
Farmers protest LIVE: Farmers' leader demands release of 'detained' supporters
Farmers' leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal alleged that many agriculturists, who were coming from other states including Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to support the 'Delhi Chalo' march, have been detained and sought their release.
Dallewal claimed that several farmers coming from Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, owing allegiance to SKM have been detained in Bhopal.
"On one side, they (the Centre) are holding dialogues with us and on the other hand they are detaining our people. Then how will this dialogue take place?" said Dallewal.
"We have told the government that it should release our persons. The government needs to create a positive atmosphere for dialogue," he added.
Farmers protest LIVE: Here are 10 demands of KMM and SKM-NP
Here's a list of 10 demands of Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (KMM) and Samyukt Kisan Morcha-Non Political (SKM-NP):
1. Enact a legally bound Minimum Support Price Law.
2. Withdraw all cases filed nationwide against agitators during 2020-21 farmers' protest.
3. Justice for Lakhimpur Kheri victims.
4. Repeal Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2023
5. Implement Swaminathan Commission Report MSP on C2 + 50% formula.
6. Waive off the loans on entire farming and labourer community nationwide.
7. India should quit the World Trade Organisation.
8. End reducing import duty on agricultural goods
9. Promise to increase import duty and benefit Indian farmers.
10. Revive Pre-2013 Land Acquisition Act.
Farmers protest LIVE: SC extends Ashish Mishra's interim bail in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case
The Supreme Court on Monday extended Ashish Mishra's interim bail in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case till the next date of hearing. On January 25, 2023, the top court granted interim bail for eight weeks to Ashish Mishra and imposed various conditions. Later, it was extended from time to time.
The Supreme Court had also clarified that any attempt by Ashish Mishra or his family to influence witnesses and try to delay the trial may lead to the cancellation of his bail. The court has also directed Mishra to mark his attendance at the concerned police station.
Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, moved the Supreme Court to challenge the Allahabad High Court, which denied bail to him in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
Mishra allegedly ran over the farmers who were protesting against the Center's three farm laws. He was arrested on October 9 and granted bail in February 2022.
Notably, one of the demands of the farmers who have announced a protest in Delhi on 13 February is “justice for the Lakhimpur Kheri victims".
Farmers protest LIVE: Amid Section 144, here's what is allowed in Delhi
While the Delhi Police has imposed Section 144 in the national capital for a month, that is 12 March, certain things like weddings, funeral processions, and religious rallies are allowed as long as they are organised after permission from the authority concerned.
However, the use of amplifiers or any kind of loudspeakers on any private vehicle or in a public area is prohibited unless specifically allowed.
Farmers protest LIVE: Farmers gear up for another protest over MSP in Delhi tomorrow
Farmers are gearing up for a new wave of protests across India’s capital to demand guaranteed minimum crop prices, three years after a major demonstration forced the government to repeal a proposed farm laws reform.
The minimum price for each crop - a system that the government said in the past will be difficult to adopt universally. Since farmers are a hefty voter base and the elections are just a few weeks away, a protest may pose a challenge for the government seeking a third term in power.
The farmers’ groups also called for a national strike on Friday.
Farmers protest LIVE: Visuals from farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' March | See images
Farmers protest LIVE: Visuals from Delhi's Tikri border | Watch
Security heightened at Delhi’s Tikri border ahead of farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ march on February 13.
Farmers protest LIVE: Traffic restrictions in place at Delhi borders
Traffic restrictions have been put in place and security arrangements intensified at the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders in the national capital ahead of the farmers' proposed 'Delhi Chalo' march on February 13.
The borders have been fortified with concrete blocks and iron nails to prevent vehicles carrying protesters from entering the city.
Farmers protest LIVE: AAP urges Centre to hold talks with protesting farmers
AAP Delhi convener Gopal Rai on Monday urged the central government to hold dialogue with the protesting farmers and fulfil their demands.
Addressing a press conference here, Rai alleged that the security measures taken by the Centre to control the farmers' protest on February 13 is "more intense than that of the colonial era".
Farmers protest LIVE: Security heightened at Singhu border | Watch video
Security heightened at Singhu on Delhi-Haryana border, ahead of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' protest call
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Curfew in Delhi till 12 March
Delhi Police has imposed Section 144 across the national capital in view of widespread tension and "social unrest" due to the farmers' Delhi Chalo March on Tuesday. The order will be in place for a month.
The order issued by Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora on Monday prohibited any type of rally or procession and blocking of roads and passages.
Delhi Police order has imposed a ban on tractor rallies trying to cross the borders of the national capital.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Union ministers to meet with farmers in Chandigarh today
A team of three Union ministers will hold talks on Monday with a delegation of farmer leaders, who are planning to march towards Delhi to press for their demands.
Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Arjun Munda and Nityanand Rai are scheduled to arrive in Chandigarh on Monday to hold a second round of talks with the farmer leaders to discuss their demands. The meeting will be held at the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration in Sector 26 at 5 pm.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: 'Why is Modi wilfully refusing to accept modified proposal of Punjab farmers', asks Subramanian Swamy
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on why his government is not accepting the proposal of Punjab farmers.
Swamy wrote, "Modi cannot expect for long to be happy if increasingly the Sikh farmers are not given their due. I have studied farmers’ demand and as an economist, I think them as good for India".
Farmers protest LIVE updates: 'Our farmers have every right & reason to protest', says Karnataka Dy CM
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar launched a scathing against the Modi government regarding the stringent measures taken by the police to prevent farmers' entry into Delhi.
Farmers have announced to launch of a protest in the national capital Delhi to press their demands about the Minimum Support price (MSP) law guarantee, monthly pension, implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations, and debt waiver among others.
Shivakumar on the X platform wrote that the Union Government failed to fulfil its 2021 promise of implementing the MSP law.
He added that over "700 farmers lost their lives during the last protest, but our govt continues to play with their sentiments & their future with unfulfilled promises".
Lashing out at the security arrangements on Delhi borders he said PM Modi-led Centre is stopping the farmers from protesting for their rights.
"Our farmers have every right & reason to protest against these injustices and we stand with them in this fight!" Karnataka Deputy CM Shivakumar wrote.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Multiple security barricades installed at Delhi borders
Multiple security barricades have already been installed at the borders to stop the farmers from entering the national capital. Nails have been erected on roads so that if the protesting farmers try to enter the city on vehicles, their tyres can be punctured.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Security arrangements strengthened at Singhu border | Watch
Delhi-Haryana's Singhu border saw several police barricades and a large number of personnel ahead of farmers' protest.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Delhi Police imposes Section 144 till 12 March
Delhi Police has prohibited the blocking of roads, passages, and any type of procession, rally, or public meeting by farmers. The police has imposed Section 144 in the national capital.
Besides, Delhi Police has restricted tractors, trucks, or any other vehicle carrying the protesting farmers or materials such as sticks/lathis/firearms/ swords/bludgeons into Delhi.
The Delhi Police will randomly check vehicles on the borders connecting the city to "maintain law and order".
"The order shall remain in force for a period of 30 days up to 12 March 2024," Delhi Poice said.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Farmers leave from Amritsar | Watch
Farmers have left from Amritsar on tractors and trucks ahead of the 'Delhi Chalo' march on 13 February.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Sirsa border sealed in Haryana
Haryana Police has put barricades at the Sardulgarh border in Sirsa ahead of the farmers' 'Dilli Chalo' protest to press their demands regarding the MSP guarantee Law, pension for farmers, and "justice" for victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence among others.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Haryana govt suspends 'mobile internet services, bulk SMS services' in 7 districts
Haryana government has suspended mobile internet services, bulk SMS, and all dongle services, etc provided on mobile networks in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, and Sirsa till 11:59 pm on 13th February.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Delhi Traffic Police advisory around the Gazipur border
Traffic from Delhi going to Ghaziabad via Gazipur border may take the following routes:
-Pushta Road in front of Akshardham temple or,
-Patparganj Road/Mother Dairy Road or,
-Chaudhary Charan Singh Marg ISBT Anand Vihar and exit from Maharajpur or Apsara border in Ghaziabad.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Delhi Police intensifies security arrangements at Tikri border
Delhi Police has intensified security arrangements at the Tikri border and installed nails along with barricades to prevent vehicles carrying protesting farmers from entering the city.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Around 1,500 police personnel to be deployed in border areas
Ahead of the farmers' ‘Dilli Chalo’ march, the Delhi Police has deployed 1,000 to 1,500 personnel in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana borders such as Tikri, Singhu, and Ghazipur borders. Apart from this, iron containers and cemented barricades are also being put up on the borders and will be used as and when needed.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Section 144 enforced on Delhi-UP borders
Delhi Police has imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in North-East Delhi and at the borders with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh ahead of the farmers' march to Delhi.
Public gatherings at all areas on the UP border and nearby areas within the ambit of the North-East district of Delhi Police will remain prohibited.
Delhi Police has also imposed Section 144 in Shahadara and Gandhi Nagar areas, banning large gatherings until March 11.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Haryana govt seals Shambhu border | Watch
Haryana authorities have sealed the state's border with Punjab at Shambhu near Ambala district, placing concrete blocks, sandbags, barbed wire and anti-riot vehicles on the roads going towards Delhi.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Farmers' union demands ₹10,000 monthly pension
General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarvan Singh Pandher said they will be protesting on 13 February from Beas and stay at Fatehgarh Sahib. One of the demands of the farmers is a monthly pension of ₹10,000 after they turn 60.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams Centre over reports of laying thorns on road ahead of march
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra shared a video of spike barriers on a road and launched a scathing attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. She asked, “Is laying nails-thorns in the path of farmers 'amritkaal' or 'anyaykaal’?"
The general secretary of the All India Congress Committee in charge of Uttar Pradesh also asked PM Modi, “Prime Minister! Why such behavior with the farmers of the country? Why don't you fulfill the promise you made to the farmers?"
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Delhi, Haryana borders sealed ahead of 'Delhi Chalo' march
Ahead of a proposed 'Delhi Chalo' march by farmer unions on Tuesday, authorities in Haryana and Delhi fortified borders with neighbouring states by putting up concrete blocks, road spike barriers and barbed wires "to maintain law and order".
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Centre to hold meeting with farmer leaders today
Centre has invited them for a meeting to discuss demands of farmers on Monday, February 12. Three Union ministers -- Piyush Goyal, Arjun Munda and Nityanand Rai -- will arrive in Chandigarh today to hold talks with a deputation of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha.
The meeting will be held at the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration in Sector 26 Chandigarh.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Concrete blocks, barbed wires at Shambhu border
At the Shambhu border near Ambala in Haryana, the police has placed concrete blocks, sandbags, barbed wires and anti-riot vehicles on the road.
Iron sheets have been installed along the two sides of the road on the Ghaggar flyover to prevent protesters from throwing police barricades off it. Water cannons and Vajra vehicles have been stationed and the Ghaggar river bed below has been dug up to prevent movement of vehicles. Pedestrians were seen crossing the shallow stream on foot.
A police official said the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Stadium in Sector 10 of Ambala has been declared a temporary detention centre.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Punjab-Haryana border sealed
The Haryana authorities sealed the state's border with Punjab at many places in Ambala, Jind and Fatehabad districts with concrete blocks, road spike barriers and barbed wires to oppose farmers protest. The Haryana government's massive arrangements drew a sharp reaction from Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, who asked the Manohar Lal Khattar government not to "create a border between India and Punjab".
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Haryana suspends internet services in 7 districts
Haryana government has suspended mobile internet, bulk SMS and all dongle services in several districts till February 13 when farmers are scheduled to march to Delhi to press for a host of demands. Mobile internet services will remain suspended in seven districts--Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa till 11.59 pm on February 13.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Haryana imposes Section 144 in 15 districts
The Haryana government has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits assembly of five or more people, in 15 districts, banning any kind of demonstration or march in tractor-trolleys by farmers on 13 February.
Farmers protest LIVE updates: All you need to know about traffic restrictions in New Delhi
- Traffic restrictions/diversions will be imposed at Singhu Border from Monday for commercial vehicles and from Tuesday for all type of vehicles.
Interstate buses intending to go towards Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal etc. via NH-44 will take ISBT to Majnu Ka Tilla to Signature Bridge to Khajuri Chowk to Loni Border to KMP via Khekra.
- Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) intending to go towards Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal etc. via NH-44 are suggested to take exit number-2 on NH-44 (DSIIDC) intersection to Harish Chander Hospital crossing to Bawana road crossing to Bawana Chowk to Bawana-Auchandi Road reaching Auchandi Border to KMP via Saidpur chowki.
- Cars and light goods vehicles intending to go towards Sonipat, Panipat Karnal etc. via NH-44 are suggested to take exit from exit 1 (NH-44) Alipur cut to Shani Mandir, to Palla Bakhtawarpur Road Y-Point to Dahisara Village Road two lane stretch to MCD toll Dahisara to Jatti Kalan road to Singhu Stadium to PS Kundali reaching NH-44 towards Sonipat in Haryana.
- They can take exit from exit number-2 NH-44 DSIIDC intersection to Harish Chander Hospital Red Light to Sector-A/5 red light to Ramdev Chowk. Ramdev Chowk to Piau Maniyari Border (entering Haryana) towards NH-44.
- Traffic from Delhi going to Ghaziabad through Gazipur border may take Pushta Road in front of Akshardham temple OR, Patparganj Road/Mother Dairy road OR, Chaudhary Charan Singh Marg ISBT Anand Vihar and exit from Maharajpur or Apsara border in UP Ghaziabad
- Heavy/commercial vehicles going towards Bahadurgarh, Rohtak etc. via Rohtak Road are advised to use Najafgarh Nangloi Road from Nangloi Chowk to enter Haryana via Najafgarh Jharoda Border.
- Vehicles intending to go towards Bahadurgarh, Rohtak etc. via Rohtak Road may take left turn from PVC red light upto Jharoda Nala Crossing-take right turn upto Najafgarh Bahadurgarh Road reaching towards Bahadurgarh.
- Motorists coming from Punjabi Bagh to turn left from Peeragarhi Chowk up to Najafgarh Road (8 KM) - turn right Uttam Nagar Chowk-Dwarka Mor-Tura Mandi-Najafgarh Firni Road turn left-Chhawla Stand-turn right Dhansa Stand-turn right Bahadurgarh Stand - turn left Najafgarh Bahadurgarh Road-Jharoda Village-Jharoda Border reaching towards Bahadurgarh
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Delhi Traffic Police advisory
The Delhi Police on Sunday issued a traffic advisory in view of the proposed farmers' protest, alerting commuters about restrictions on movement of vehicles at three borders of the national capital.
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