Farmers Protest: News

22 Aug 2023


Punjab: 4,500 personnel deployed as protesting farmers rally to Chandigarh

Punjab is on high alert as 16 farm unions, including the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), plan to protest in Chandigarh over the non-payment of compensation to flood-affected farmers.

13 Jun 2023

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Centre refutes Twitter ex-CEO Jack Dorsey's claims over farmers' protest

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, has refuted the claims by Twitter's co-founder Jack Dorsey over farmers' protest.

12 Jun 2023


Haryana: Farmers block Jammu-Delhi National Highway over MSP demand

Farmers in Haryana's Kurukshetra blocked the Jammu-Delhi National Highway after a mahapanchayat on Monday to escalate their protest against the state government after it refused to buy sunflower seeds at the minimum support price (MSP).

18 Mar 2023


Maharashtra: CM Shinde promises to fulfill demands, farmers end agitation

Thousands of farmers in Maharashtra on Saturday called off their long foot protest march from Nashik to Mumbai a day after CM Eknath Shinde's government assured them that their demands would be met.

25 Aug 2022

Yogi Adityanath

Minister, Jat leader Bhupendra Chaudhary is BJP's new UP chief

Uttar Pradesh minister and influential Jat leader Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary has been chosen as the new state chief by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

23 Aug 2022

Agriculture Ministry

Centre's committee on MSP constitues sub-groups to discuss key issues

The government's committee on minimum support price (MSP), natural farming, and crop diversification constituted three internal sub-groups to discuss the mandated issues in its inaugural meeting on Monday.

23 Aug 2022


'Tikait do kaudi ka aadmi hai': Union minister Ajay Mishra

Union minister Ajay Mishra, whose son is imprisoned on charges of mowing down farmers, reportedly talked of "dogs barking and chasing his car," apparently referring to protesting farmers, in a contentious speech live-streamed by his followers.

22 Aug 2022


MSP not implemented because of PM's friend Adani: SP Malik

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik recently stated that India's farmers cannot be subdued and will continue to demonstrate till their demands are met, lashing out at the government for not implementing the promised legal assurance of Minimum Support Price (MSP).

30 May 2022


Bengaluru: Black ink thrown at farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

Black ink was thrown at farmer leader Rakesh Tikait during an event at the Gandhi Bhavan in Bengaluru on Monday.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Accused Ashish Mishra surrenders after SC's orders

Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, reportedly surrendered in the Chief Judicial Magistrate's court and returned to the district jail on Sunday.

22 Mar 2022

Narendra Modi

Did Modi government err in withdrawing the three farm laws?

The Supreme Court-appointed committee to study the three, now-repealed central agricultural laws was in favor of not repealing them completely.

10 Feb 2022

Lakhimpur Kheri

Lakhimpur Kheri case: BJP Minister's son Ashish Mishra gets bail

Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, was granted bail on Thursday.

06 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

Explained: What went wrong with Modi's security in Punjab yesterday?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to cancel his visit to Punjab's Ferozepur on Wednesday over a "major lapse in security."

03 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

Modi asked 'Did farmers die for me?': Meghalaya Governor

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "arrogant" when the two had met to discuss the farmers' protests.

17 Dec 2021


Farmers protest: Why Singhu, Ghazipur borders will open by January

The Ghazipur and Singhu border crossings of Delhi will be reportedly open to commuters only from January despite the farmers' protest there ending.

11 Dec 2021


Farmers' victory march today as yearlong protest comes to end

Thousands of farmers camping at Delhi's borders will hold a victory march on Saturday as they start returning to their homes in Punjab, Haryana, and other states.

09 Dec 2021


Farmers to end protest at Delhi borders on December 11

Farmers protesting at the borders of Delhi have decided to end the stir against the now-repealed farm laws on Saturday (December 11).

08 Dec 2021


Farmers to end protest tomorrow as Centre agrees to demands

Farmers are set to call off their protest against the central government's agricultural laws after taking a final call on Thursday noon.

02 Dec 2021

Nitin Gadkari

NHAI suffers Rs. 2,731cr toll loss due to farmers' protest

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) suffered a revenue loss of more than Rs. 2,731 crore due to the ongoing farmers' protest.

29 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Parliament passes bill to repeal farm laws sans discussion

Both the Houses of Parliament on Monday passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill.

24 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Union Cabinet clears bill to repeal three farm laws

The Union Cabinet Wednesday cleared The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement last week.

22 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Modi to attend all-party meeting ahead of Parliament's Winter Session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly attend an all-party meeting on Sunday (November 28), a day before the Winter Session of Parliament begins.

22 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Legalize MSP, sack Minister: Farmers' demands to PM Modi

Farmers protesting at Delhi's borders wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi listing their remaining demands after the central government agreed to repeal the controversial agricultural laws.

21 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Union Cabinet meet on Wednesday on farm law repeal: Reports

The Union Cabinet is likely to meet on Wednesday (November 24) to discuss the repeal of three contentious farm laws as announced by Prime Minister Modi on Friday.

21 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Farmers' body holds meeting after government agrees to repeal laws

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body leading the farmers' protest, is meeting at the Singhu border on Sunday.

20 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Farmers yet to withdraw tractor march despite PM Modi's announcement

Farmers' leaders on Saturday said they are yet to withdraw the proposed tractor march to the Parliament during its Winter Session.

19 Nov 2021


Farm laws' repeal: Amarinder Singh to ally with Punjab BJP

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday appreciated the central government's announcement to repeal the contentious farm laws.

'Regressive': SC panel member slams PM Modi's farm laws U-turn

Anil Ghanwat, a member of the Supreme Court-appointed panel on farm laws, on Friday slammed the central government's decision to repeal the three controversial farm laws.

19 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Farmers' protest will continue until laws scrapped in Parliament: Tikait

The farmers' protest will not be withdrawn immediately, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Friday.

17 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

'Repeal farm laws first': Farmers denounce Modi government's Kartarpur move

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government announced the reopening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Wednesday following months of closure.

06 Nov 2021


Haryana: Farmers attack BJP MP's car; hold party leaders hostage

Farmers' protests against three contentious farm laws had turned violent in Haryana on Friday after two senior BJP leaders were targeted by farmers in Hisar and Rohtak districts of the state.

01 Nov 2021


'Government has until November 26,' Tikait's deadline for farmers' protest

In a fresh warning to the central government, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday said that protests would be intensified further after November 26.

26 Oct 2021

Republic Day Violence

Disha Ravi toolkit case: Police mulls filing closure report

The investigation into the case against climate activist Disha Ravi has hit a roadblock, The Indian Express reported citing sources, adding the police may file a closure report.

22 Oct 2021


Singhu: Nihang arrested for assaulting poultry worker over 'free chicken'

A man identified as a Nihang sect member has been arrested for assaulting a poultry farm worker and breaking his leg at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border.

21 Oct 2021

Haryana Police

Haryana Police books Singhu lynching victim for desecrating holy book

The Haryana Police have registered an FIR against Lakhbir Singh at Kundli police station on October 17.

21 Oct 2021


SC says farmers can protest, but can't block roads indefinitely

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that farmers have a right to protest, but they cannot block roads indefinitely.

'Cannot be an unending story': SC on Lakhimpur case probe

The Supreme Court of India today slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over its handling of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence which claimed the lives of eight people.

19 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh Police

Four, including BJP leader, arrested for farmers' killing in UP

Four more people, including a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, have been arrested in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh.

18 Oct 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri

MoS Ajay Mishra blames local police for Lakhimpur Kheri violence

Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra on Sunday blamed the local police for the Lakhimpur Kheri violence earlier this month.

18 Oct 2021

Government of India

Farmers stage 'Rail Roko' today to seek Union Minister's resignation

Farmers will today hold a "Rail Roko" protest to call for the sacking and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

16 Oct 2021


Surrendered Nihang says 'no regrets' over Singhu lynching

Nihang Sarabjit Singh, who had surrendered to the Haryana Police claiming responsibility for the gruesome killing of a 35-year-old man at the farmers' protest in Delhi's Singhu border, had told the media he has "no regrets" for the brutal killing.

16 Oct 2021

Manohar Lal Khattar

Who was Lakhbir Singh, the man brutally killed at Singhu?

A chilling murder at a farmers' protest site at the Singhu border near national capital Delhi on Friday made headlines and rattled people across the country.

16 Oct 2021


Who are Nihang Sikhs? Sect in spotlight after Singhu killing

The brutal killing of a Dalit Sikh man allegedly by Nihang Sikhs at the farmers' protest site in Delhi's Singhu border Friday once again brought the spotlight to the obscure Sikh warrior order of Nihangs.

15 Oct 2021


Body with hand chopped off found at farmers' protest site

A man was brutally lynched and tied up at a farmers' protest site near Delhi this morning, sparking outrage among the protesters.

12 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi stopped on way to Lakhimpur for prayer meet

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was reportedly stopped while on her way to attend the "antim ardas" (final prayer) of the farmers who were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri earlier this month.

11 Oct 2021


Maharashtra bandh today in support of farmers

All non-essential shops and services will remain shut across Maharashtra on Monday as the state government has announced a bandh or strike in support of farmers.

10 Oct 2021


Maharashtra bandh tomorrow to back farmers after Lakhimpur Kheri incident

Leaders of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) have urged people to show support for Farmers by closing their shops and establishments during the statewide bandh (strike) on Monday.

10 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh Police

Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Union Minister's son arrested after 12-hour questioning

Ashish Mishra, an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri case, was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday after 12 hours of questioning.

Lakhimpur Kheri: Union Minister's murder-accused son appears before police

Ashish Mishra, the son of junior Home Minister Ajay Mishra, today arrived at the Crime Branch office in Lakhimpur in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

07 Oct 2021


BJP MP's car hits protesting farmers in Haryana; 1 injured

Even as tensions from the Lakhimpur Kheri incident refuse to simmer down, farmers in Haryana alleged a car belonging to BJP MP Nayab Saini hit farmers protesting in Ambala.

SC seeks status report from UP in Lakhimpur Kheri case

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought a status report from the Uttar Pradesh government in the Lakhimpur Kheri case regarding the FIR and the arrests.

Supreme Court: CJI-led bench to hear Lakhimpur Kheri matter today

The Supreme Court will hear a matter pertaining to the violence in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri on Thursday.

Lakhimpur: New video shows SUV violently ramming into unarmed farmers

A new clip of an SUV ramming into a farmers' protest in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh has emerged.