Farmers’ Movement

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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Lawyer commits suicide in Haryana

Karnal (Haryana, India), August 17 (KMS): In India, a senior lawyer committed suicide by shooting himself in the Indian state of Haryana. The 50- years-old senior lawyer Vijay Kumar Chopra shot himself in the head with a licensed revolver at his chamber in the Lawyers’ Complex in Karnal city of …

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Farmers, NCP call for ‘saving India from BJP’

Mumbai, Aug 10 (KMS): On the 79th anniversary of the historic ‘Quit India Movement’ being observedin India, the Nationalist Congress Party, Left parties and thousands of farmers gave a ‘Modi Sarkar Hatao, Desh Bachao’ call, here. State NCP President and Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil, Mumbai party President and Minister …

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Indefinite relay hunger strike by paddy farmers enters third day in Manipur

New Delhi, August 09 (KMS): The indefinite relay hunger strike by the paddy farmers, including women, in Kumbi under the Bishnupur district of Manipur entered the third day on Monday. They have been demanding fertilisers for their fields. One farmer said, “The fertiliser has to be applied within August. The …

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Rahul, other opposition leaders formally join farmers protest at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, August 07 (KMS): The opposition led by Rahul Gandhi joined the farmers’ protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The leaders assembled in the Parliament premises and then boarded a bus to reach the venue. Rahul Gandhi along with other leaders sat with the agitating farmers. Speaking on …

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UP next destination for farmers’ agitation: Rakesh Tikait

Lucknow, July 27 (KMS): The Bhartiya Kisan Union now plans to take farmers’ agitation against the three farm laws to Uttar Pradesh and a massive Kisan Panchayat in Muzaffarnagar is also planned. Speaking at a press conference in Lucknow, Rakesh Tikait, national spokesperson of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, said, “We …

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Farm laws: 200 farmers leave from Singhu border to protest at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, July 22 (KMS): Two hundred farmers agitating against the Centre’s new agriculture laws left from Singhu border to hold protests at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday. The farmers have decided to hold a “kisan parliament [farmers’ parliament]”, parallel to the ongoing Monsoon Session. The buses ferrying the farmers …

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Indian farmers to protest outside Parliament on July 22

New Delhi, July 15 (KMS): Ahead of the planned protest of the farmers outside Indian Parliament on July 22, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait has said the protest would be ”peaceful’ despite the country witnessing violence on Republic Day when protesters reached Red Fort as a part of …

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Kisan Ekta morcha slams Hindi TV channel for fake reports

New Delhi, June 04 (KMS): The Kisan Ekta Morcha, spearheading the farmers’ stir on Delhi borders for over six months, has slammed Hindi TV channel, Aaj Tak for misreporting about the farmers’ protest, reported Free Press Journal. The Kisan Ekta Morcha in a tweet said, “In one way or other, …

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