Farmers’ Movement

Unrelenting farmers’ protests: Indian PM Modi says will repeal contentious farm laws

New Delhi, November 19 (KMS): Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has announced the repeal of three controversial farm laws after a year of massive protests by Indian farmers. Thousands of farmers particularly from Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have been camping at Delhi’s borders since last …

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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Ajay Kumar Mishra no stranger to controversies

Lucknow, Oct 08 (KMS): The mowing down of farmers in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which his son Ashish Mishra is accused of murder, is not the first burning controversy in the life of Ajay Kumar Mishra, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs. Before he entered State-level electoral politics, …

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Indian farmers hold protests across Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh/Karnal/Ambala, October 02 (KMS): Farmers in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday held protests at many places against postponing paddy procurement. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha on Friday had given a call for holding protests outside the residences of legislators in both states to register their protest over the delay in purchasing …

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Rahul Gandhi’s #IStandWithFarmers message on Bharat Bandh

New Delhi, September 27 (KMS): Rahul Gandhi, whose party has extended full support to the peaceful Bharat Bandh, today, reaffirmed his support to protesting farmers seeking withdrawal of three controversial farm laws that they allege will give power to private firms to take over the agriculture sector. The protest has …

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Farmers’ mobilisation in full swing ahead of strike

New Delhi, September 26 (KMS): Mobilisation of farmers opposed to the new farm laws is in full swing for the countrywide strike on Monday and their presence at Singhu protest site along Delhi-Haryana border has swelled ahead of the schedule‘ ’. Though their number, as explained by farmers, may slightly …

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Farmers vow to continue protest as Haryana endorses police brutality

Chandigarh, September 08 (KMS): Farmers protesting outside the mini-secretariat in Haryana’s Karnal district on Wednesday said that they were going to continue with their sit-in demonstration after talks with BJP government officials failed. Hundreds of farmers have been sitting on a dharna outside the government office since Tuesday evening. “The …

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9 months of agitation: Indian farmers vow to make it pan-India movement

New Delhi, Aug 27 (KMS): The Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s first all-India convention started at Singhu on Thursday on the completion of nine months of their agitation against the central farm laws at the Delhi borders. At the opening of the two-day event, farmer leaders emphasized intensifying the agitation and making …

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Farmers’ protest hits train, road traffic in India

Chandigarh, August 21 (KMS): In India, farmers, seeking hike in sugarcane prices, blocked rail tracks and a highway in Jalandhar, today, impacting movement of trains and vehicular traffic. 50 trains have been cancelled, while 54 have either been diverted or short-terminated, the railway officials of Ferozepur division said. Protesters have …

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Two-time Punjab MLA quits BJP over farm laws issue

Ferozepur (Indian Punjab), August 20 (KMS): Two-time Ferozepur MLA Sukhpal Singh Nannu has quit the BJP, citing the death of farmers during the agitation against the farm laws introduced by Modi-led Indian government. Nannu had won from Ferozepur city twice as BJP candidate in 2002 and 2007. He lost to …

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