Highlights: Farmers March To Resume Today, Check Traffic Advisories For Delhi, Gurgaon
Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Farmers Unions have called for a "Delhi Chalo” March on Tuesday. Over 200 farmers union will take part in this protest call issued by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha. In anticipation of the farmers protest, Section 144 has been imposed in various regions aling with an internet blackout. Read below for the latest updates.
Highlights: Farmers March To Resume Today, Check Traffic Advisories For Delhi, Gurgaon
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Farmers Protest Live: Dilli Chalo March To Resume TodayThe Dilli Chalo march by farmers will resume today at 9 AM. The march was halted last night due to an increase in violent clashed between farmers and police officials.
Farmers Protest News: Latest Developments In 'Dilli Chalo' MarchThousands of farmers marched towards Delhi on account of the 'Delhi Chalo' march on Tuesday. The protesting farmers have decided to reportedly halt the march towards Delhi for the night and have said that the march would begin tomorrow. Amid the protests, 24 police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police, were injured. Read latest developments here.
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Farmer Leader Says, 'A Dark Day In Indian History'Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said, "This is a dark day in Indian history. Tear gas was used against the farmers... We are installing speakers here and will resume our program tomorrow morning..."
Farmers Protest News: Traffic Advisory Issued For Singhu Border, Mukarba ChowkAs thousands of farmers march towards Delhi on account of the 'Delhi Chalo' march, a traffic advisory has been issued by the Delhi Traffic Police for the Singhu Border and Mukarba Chowk. According to the advisory, the Singhu Border is not accessible and traffic diversion has been done at Mukarba Chowk. More details here.
Farmers Protest News: What Rajasthan Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore Said On Farmers' MarchHere’s what Rajasthan Cabinet Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said on farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march. He said, “Union Ministers and officials of Modi government are engaged in working for public in every way. Whatever problems people have can be solved through mutual discussions. It is necessary for all of us to work in the interest of a greater good.”
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Heavy Traffic At Ghazipur BorderAmid farmers' protest, heavy traffic was seen at the Ghazipur border.
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: What Shiromani Akali Dal Leader Said On The SituationOn farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Daljit Singh Cheema said, "The situation that has formed is a matter of concern. The deadlock too is a matter of concern. I would like to tell the State Government as well as the Central Government that peaceful protest is everyone's right but attempts to suppress any protest against the Government is undemocratic. Putting up blockades in the path of anyone who wants to hold a peaceful protest is not a healthy democratic process...If the Government announces something and accepts demands but does not implement it - this is a huge matter...Shiromani Akali Dal has always stood with the farmers, stood with their rights. I would like to tell the Centre to implement the demands that they had accepted..."
Farmers Protest News: 'Congress Has Decided To Give Legal Guarantee Of MSP', Says Rahul GandhiCongress' Rahul Gandhi posted on X, "Farmer brothers, today is a historic day! Congress has decided to give legal guarantee of MSP to every farmer on crops as per Swaminathan Commission. This step will change the lives of 15 crore farmer families by ensuring their prosperity. This is the first guarantee of Congress on the path of justice."
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: '10,000 People At Shambhu Border', Says Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Committee MemberPunjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said, "...Around 10,000 people are here at the Shambhu border. The farmers are maintaining a peaceful situation here and tear gas is being used against us through drones. (Protest) will continue until the government agrees to our demands."
Farmers Protest News: Protesters Throw Police Barricade Away At Shambhu BorderProtesting farmers have thrown the police barricade down from the flyover at Shambhu on the Punjab-Haryana border as they march towards Delhi to press for their demands.
Delhi Farmers Protest: Protestors Make Formation To Break Through Barricades At Shambhu BorderFarmers organised into a formation to approach the barricades at the Shambhu border, despite encountering several unsuccessful attempts thwarted by tear gas shells from the police. Three trucks lined up side by side on the highway, forming a queue extending up to 4 kilometers. The farmers are anticipated to march towards the barricades with determination in this formation.
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Farmers Queue Upto 4 Kms, Enter Farmland At Shambhu On Punjab-Haryana BorderDuring numerous instances of tear gas being deployed by the police, protesting farmers scatter and enter farmland at Shambhu on the Punjab-Haryana border. On Tuesday, farmers organised themselves into a formation to advance towards the barricades at the Shambhu border, following several unsuccessful attempts countered by tear gas shells from the police.
Farmers Protest Delhi: 'Central Govt.'s Failure To Support Farmers And Labourers,' Says Mamata BanerjeeKisan Andolan: West Bengal CM wrote on her X handle, "The Central Govt.'s failure to support farmers and labourers, coupled with futile PR stunts, exposes the illusion of 'Viksit Bharat.' Instead of suppressing their protest, BJP must focus on humbling their inflated egos, power-hungry ambitions, and inadequate governance that has harmed our nation."
Delhi Farmers Protest: Another Group Of Farmers Travels Towards Khanauri Border From SangrurAnother convoy of farmers is presently en route to the Khanauri border from Sangrur, intending to join the 'Dilli Chalo' march. CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat addressed reporters regarding the farmers' protest, which also encompasses the Gramin Bharat Bandh scheduled for February 16th, stating, "This is just the beginning of the second phase of struggle because on the 16 of this month, farmers from across India are going to observe a 'Gramin Bandh'.
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Farmers Are Welcome But Not If They Come On Tractors, Stated Ambala's IGConcerning the farmers' "Delhi chalo" protest, IG Sibash Kabiraj of the Ambala Range stated, "We welcome the farmers coming from Punjab but if they travel on tractors it will create problems for the people. They can travel on buses, trains or on foot. If they come on tractors, we will not allow them. Section 144 has also been imposed..."
Delhi Chalo Farmers Protest: Police Detains Farmers At Delhi-Shambhu BorderApproximately seven detention centers have been established in Jhajjar. District Police Chief Arpit Jain stated regarding the protests that the current situation remains calm. Protesters will not be permitted to enter Haryana. Strict measures will be taken to prevent anyone from breaking through police barricades. Traffic between Delhi and surrounding areas has been redirected to alternative routes.
Delhi Farmers Protest: DC Patiala Orders To 'Stop Use Of Drones For Firing Tear Gas'Patiala's Deputy Commissioner, Showkat Ahmed Parray, issued a directive to the Deputy Commissioner of Ambala on Tuesday, instructing them to halt the deployment of drones to dispense tear gas on demonstrators from the farming community. "Have already told DC Ambala to stop use of drone for tear gas shelling deep inside. He has assured, it will be stopped and they will restrict to the actual border point," the Deputy Commissioner said.
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Haryana Police Uses Drones To Monitor Movement, Protestors Warned To Stay Far From BarricadesThe police have been consistently monitoring the movement of the crowd using drones. Additionally, farmers from the Haryana side have begun moving towards the Shambhu border. Meanwhile, law enforcement officers are actively dispersing crowds and preventing the mob from the Punjab side from crossing over the barricades.
Delhi Chalo Farmers Protest: Polices Uses Drone To Fire Tear GasThe Haryana police employed drones to dispense tear gas shells and oversee the activities of the protesting farmers. Additionally, they prevented the crowd from approaching the barricades, pushing them back and deploying tear gas shells via drones to prevent any gatherings near the barricades.
Delhi Farmers Protest: Farmers Continuously Try To Reach The BarricadesOn Tuesday, protesting farmers persistently tried to approach the barricades set up near the Punjab-Haryana border by the police. Upon the police firing tear gas shells, the protestors promptly used wet jute bags to smother the smoke and mitigate its effects.
Delhi Chalo Farmers Protest: Heavy Traffic Of Vehicles From Noida Towards Delhi On Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) RoadDue to the heavy guarding and barricading of Delhi borders to prevent protesting farmers from entering the national capital, there is significant traffic congestion on the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) road, particularly from Noida towards Delhi.
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Police Fires Tear Gas To Disperse Farmers At Punjab-Haryana Shambhu BorderPolice deployed tear gas against farmers en route to Delhi as part of their massive demonstration demanding a legal assurance for minimum support price (MSP) on crops, as reported by ANI on its social media platform with accompanying footage. The video depicts farmers fleeing as tear gas fills the area with smoke. This incident follows a five-hour meeting between farmers and two Union Ministers, which ended inconclusively.
Delhi Farmers Protest: Traffic Jams Across Delhi NCRHeavy traffic jams have been reported in some parts of Delhi-NCR ahead of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march today. Traffic snarls were witnessed at the Delhi-Noida Chilla border, Ghazipur border, and Singhu border. The farmers have stepped up their protests against their demands, mainly legal guarantee for the minimum support price (MSP) for the crops
Delhi Chalo Farmers Protest: What Are The Farmers Demands?Some of the demands as declared by the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee general secretary:
1. That a law be created to ensure Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops
2. Ensure adherence to the Swaminathan Commission reports, a report that calls for MSP to be fixed at a formula of C2+50, which includes the input costs of capital plus the land rent, to guarantee farmers 50 per cent returns.
3. That the Electricity (Amendment) Bill be withdrawn.
4. That cases against farm groups be withdrawn in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.
5. That agriculture be removed from the Pollution Act
6. That the minimum number of workdays under MNREGA be extended to 200 days.
7. Farmers and agricultural labourers be given Rs 10,000 a month after they turn 60 years old.
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Where is Rakesh Tikait? Face Of Farmers' Protest In 2020During the 2020 farmers' protests, Rakesh Tikait emerged as a prominent figure, engaging with the media extensively during the demonstrations that ultimately led to the government repealing the contentious farm laws. Alongside Tikait were other influential farmer leaders from Punjab such as Balbir Singh Rajewal, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Darshan Pal, and Gurnam Singh Charuni. Read more here
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Delhi Metro's Central Secretariat Gate 2 To Stay ClosedGate 2 of the Central Secretariat Metro Station will remain closed till evening in light of the Farmers' protest. Security has been deployed at several places in Delhi and Section 144 has been imposed across the national capital territory.
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Punjab Police Not Stopping ProtestorsAs per the latest reports, Punjab police are not stopping the convoy of farmers or the protestors. The police have expressed their support for the farmers demands and have given them the greenlight
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Farmers Begin March From PunjabFarmers have started their 'Delhi Chalo' march from Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab.Watch the visuals here.
After inconclusive talks with the government, over 200 farmers' union will be making their way to the national capital. The call for the "Delhi Chalo" march has been given for 10 AM today.
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Traffic Restrictions Across Delhi NCRDue to the barricades and blockages installed ahead of the farmer's protest, traffic restrictions have been imposed across the Delhi NCR Region - Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and more
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Farmers March At Start At 10 AMAfter the inconclusive talks between farmers and the government, the Delhi Chalo march will begin at 10 AM today. Over 200 farmers unions are expected to take in this march to the national capital
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Security beefed up at Shambhu borderSecurity heightened at the Shambhu border in view of the march declared by farmers towards Delhi today. As per the Farmers unions, the march will start at 10 AM
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Barricades, Barbed wires at Singhu BorderBarricades and barbed wires have been put up by the Police as part of security measures at the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) ahead of the protest march called by farmer unions on February 13.
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Delhi Airport Issues Advisory For T1 and T3 Flyers"Please be advised that due to the anticipated farmers' protest at different Delhi borders starting on 13.02.2024, there will be traffic diversions in effect. For commercial vehicles, traffic restrictions and diversions will be implemented starting from 12.02.2024. We recommend planning your trip accordingly and staying informed about potential delays and alternative routes. To ensure timely arrival, we strongly encourage travelers to utilize the Magenta Line for Terminal 1 (T1) or the airport metro for Terminal 3 (T3) for convenient transportation options," stated the official advisory issued by the IGI Airpirt
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Traffic Advisory Issued For Noida, Greater NoidaThe police commissioner of Gautam Buddh Nagar issued a traffic advisory due to the farmers' protest in Delhi today. According to the advisory issued, there will be extensive checking by Delhi Police and Gautam Buddha Nagar Police. Read the advisory here
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Talks with Union Ministers Inconclusive“No decision was taken at the meeting. Our protest will continue and we will move towards Delhi at 10 am tomorrow," stated Samyukta Kisan Morcha (non-political) convenor Jagjit Singh Dallewal.
Delhi Farmers Protest Live: Farmers Protest Reaches Delhi TodayWith Section 144 imposed, barricades and barbed wires put up and traffic advisories issued — Delhi and Haryana police have stepped up their preparation to deal with the farmers 'Delhi Chalo' protest scheduled to take place today.
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Farmers March TodayThousands of farmers plan to march towards the national capital during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest today - February 13, which is expected to be joined by farm groups from other parts of the country. After a meeting with Union ministers in Chandigarh, the farmers said that the talks did not yield any result and the march will continue to take place. More details here.
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Farmer Organisation's President Expresses Disapproval Of Placement Of Spikes, WiresA video has been released on the YouTube handle of the prominent farmer organization in Punjab, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan). In the video, the president of the organization, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, has issued a statement expressing disapproval of the government's efforts and arrangements, including the construction of walls with barbed wire and the placement of spikes, to prevent farmers on the borders.
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: On Security Deployment Due To Farmer's Protest, Deputy Commissioner Parth Gupta Says..."In Sirsa, 40 checkposts have been set up strategically, especially on routes coming in from our neighbouring states. 11 paramilitary companies in addition to local police have been deployed. Section 144 has been imposed in Sirsa... Ambulances and fire brigades have been stationed in various places to tackle any situation efficiently... Road coming from Bathinda has been temporarily sealed, and by tomorrow 8-10 most important checkposts will be sealed. Traffic has been diverted on many points of NH-9, to give alternate routes to common people... Internet had been shut down for three days in many districts to maintain law and order..."
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: 'Tomorrow Morning 200 Farmers' Unions Will March Towards Delhi,' says Sukhwinder Singh SabhraSukhwinder Singh Sabhra, Punjab (Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee) KMSC President said, " Tomorrow morning... 200 Farmers' Unions will march towards Delhi...to complete the agitation that was left incomplete...Farmers' Unions of 9 states are currently in touch...Puducherry, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, MP, UP, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab, all these states are ready for the agitation"
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Security Heightened And Barricades Places At Ghazipur BorderSecurity heightened and barricades placed at Ghazipur on Delhi-UP border, in view of farmers' protest march towards Delhi tomorrow
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Petition Filed In Punjab, Haryana HC Against Sealing Of Borders, Suspension Of Mobile Internet ServicesA petition was filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday against the sealing of borders and suspension of mobile internet services by the Haryana government in the wake of farmer outfits calling for a protest march to Delhi on February 13.
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Heavy security deployment at Delhi-Haryana border JharodaHeavy security deployment at Delhi-Haryana border Jharoda, ahead of the farmers' call of 'Delhi Chalo' protest; Section 144 imposed in the entire Delhi
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Why Are Farmers Protesting?The farmers are holding a mega protest to make the Centre accept their list of demands. Some of the demands as declared by the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee general secretary:1. That a law be created to ensure Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops2. Ensure adherence to the Swaminathan Commission reports, a report that calls for MSP to be fixed at a formula of C2+50, which includes the input costs of capital plus the land rent, to guarantee farmers 50 per cent returns.3. That the Electricity (Amendment) Bill be withdrawn.4. That cases against farm groups be withdrawn in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.5. That agriculture be removed from the Pollution Act6. That the minimum number of workdays under MNREGA be extended to 200 days.7. Farmers and agricultural labourers be given Rs 10,000 a month after they turn 60 years old.
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Barricades being put up by Police at Tikri borderBarricades being put up by Police at Tikri border, ahead of the farmers' call of 'Delhi Chalo' protest; Section 144 has been imposed in the entire Delhi
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Farmers from Karnataka detained in Bhopal"The arrest of Hubballi farmers by the Madhya Pradesh government, as they were heading to a protest in Delhi tomorrow, is highly condemnabl," said Siddaramaiah. "I demand that the Madhya Pradesh government immediately release all the farmers from our state who have been arrested and allow them to participate in the protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi tomorrow," he further said.
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Huge Security Deployment, Multi-Layered Barricading At Borders To Stop Farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' MarchMassive deployment of police and paramilitary personnel besides multi-layered barricading have taken place to seal the national capital borders at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur to prevent the protesting farmers from entering the city during their scheduled 'Delhi Chalo' march on Tuesday.
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Order Issued Ahead Of Farmers ProtestThere will be a complete ban on gathering, processions or rallies and entry of tractor trolleys carrying people in the national capital as the Delhi Police has imposed Section 144 for a month in the view of intended widespread tension and "social unrest" due to the farmers' 'Delhi Chalo March' on Tuesday.The order issued by Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora prohibited any type of rally or procession and blocking of roads and passages.
Delhi Farmers Protest LIVE: Ban On Rallies & Entry Of TractorsThe order issued by Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora also bans rallies and entry of tractors into the national capital with a complete ban on carrying firearms and inflammable substances.
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