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Farmers' Protest Highlights: We have not blocked roads, govt has stopped us, says farmer leader

Mobile services have been suspended in Haryana's Ambala amid farmers' protest. Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher responded to SKM's claims that it was neither invited nor consulted before deciding about the 'Dilli Chalo' call and said that SKM was not in favour of 'Dilli Chalo'. Telangana Kisan Congress activists took part in a rally in solidarity with farmers protesting in Punjab and Haryana over their demand for MSP, in Hyderabad, on Wednesday. Thank you for staying with us to catch all the updates.
Last Updated 28 February 2024, 17:31 IST
Highlights
03:1628 Feb 2024

Farmers' protest: In pictures

03:1628 Feb 2024

Mobile internet services suspended in some areas in Haryana's Ambala amid farmers' protest

07:2628 Feb 2024

We don't want independence from India but in India, says an injured farmer

13:5628 Feb 2024

Telangana Kisan Congress protest in Hyderabad

13:5928 Feb 2024

Candlelight vigil to farmer killed at Khanauri border

13:5928 Feb 2024

Candlelight vigil to farmer killed at Khanauri border

On Tuesday, members of various NGOs took part in a candlelight vigil in tribute to a farmer who was allegedly killed in police action at Khanauri border amid farmers' protest.

Members of various NGOs took part in a candlelight vigil at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border, in Amritsar.

Members of various NGOs took part in a candlelight vigil at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border, in Amritsar.

Credit: PTI Photo

13:5628 Feb 2024

Telangana Kisan Congress protest in Hyderabad

Telangana Kisan Congress activists took part in a rally in solidarity with farmers protesting in Punjab and Haryana over their demand for MSP, in Hyderabad, on Wednesday.

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Credit: PTI photo

13:4828 Feb 2024

Round up: Why are farmers protesting?

Farmers' started the latest 'Dilli Chalo' protest on February 13, demanding the Central government to bring about a law guaranteeing a minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.

The MSP is the lowest rate at which government procurement agencies buy crops from farmers. The scheme was first introduced in the mid-1960s as a safety net for farmers, protecting them from the uncertainties of the market.

Thousands of farmers have been camping on the Punjab-Haryana border near Ambala, about 200 kilometres from Delhi, after their march was thwarted by security personnel.

'Dilli Chalo' march, spearheaded by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (KMM), has affected the traffic movement at the Singhu and Tikri border points between Delhi and Haryana.

So far, four rounds of meetings have been held between the Union government and farmer leaders but they have not resulted in anything concrete.

On February 18, after the latest meeting between Union Ministers Arjun Munda, Piyush Goyal, Nityanand Rai and farmer leaders Jagjit Singh Dallewal and Sarwan Singh Pandher, the government offered to procure five crops on MSP by entering into a contract for five years. The protesting farmers, however, rejected the government’s offer.

08:2728 Feb 2024

We have not blocked roads, Govt has stopped us, says farmer leader

Rajasthan Kisan Morcha chief Ranjeet Singh Raju said, "Our aim is to march to Delhi but the biggest aim is to get our demands fulfilled. We have not blocked the road, the government has stopped us".

07:2628 Feb 2024

We don't want independence from India but in India, says an injured farmer

An injured farmer at the Rajindra hospital talked to an Independent journalist, Praveen, and described the situation of farmers' protest.

"The government asks us to come without tractors, and when we park tractors and come by foot, why do they attack us then? They even fired shells on ambulances. Many personnel are not wearing any uniforms but it seems like they have army weapons It comes under human rights violation. I was about a km away from the site and still got attacked", Patiala farmer Sarabjit Singh said.

"We don't want independence from India but in India", he said.

(Published 28 February 2024, 03:19 IST)

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