Farm Laws: News

23 Aug 2022

Lucknow

'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

Narendra Modi

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

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.

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The Supreme Court-appointed committee to study the three, now-repealed central agricultural laws was in favor of not repealing them completely.

12 Mar 2022

Narendra Modi

'Don't mess with farmers': Meghalaya Governor SP Malik to Centre

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik warned the Centre to not "mess with farmers," while speaking at an event in Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Friday.

17 Dec 2021

Ghazipur

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

Delhi

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.

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

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.

'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.

06 Nov 2021

Haryana

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

Narendra Modi

'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.

16 Oct 2021

Delhi

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.

28 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

SAD chief urges PM to invite farmers for talks

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite protesting farmers for talks and also demanded a special session of Parliament to revoke the three "black" agri laws.

24 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Tikait urges NRIs to protest during PM's New York event

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday appealed to Indians living in the US to hold a protest during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's program in New York on Saturday in support of the 10-month-long farmers' agitation at Delhi's borders.

17 Sep 2021

Delhi

Delhi: Traffic diversions placed in view of farmers' protest march

In view of a protest march organized by members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) against the Centre's farm laws, the Delhi Traffic Police on Friday alerted commuters about the closure of specific roads and suggested diversions to avoid any inconvenience.

09 Sep 2021

Haryana

Karnal lathi-charge: Action against farmers if guilty, says Haryana minister

As the farmers' protest against the August 28 police excess intensified, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Thursday assured that the "entire Karnal episode" will be investigated.

08 Sep 2021

Haryana

Protesters should specify farm law lacunae, government will rectify: Minister

The protesting farmers should point out the shortcomings in the new farm laws so that the government can rectify them, Union Minister Bhanu Pratap Verma said on Tuesday, alleging they were tutored into the agitation by Opposition parties.

05 Sep 2021

Farmers

Muzaffarnagar Mahapanchayat: Farmers call for Bharat Bandh on September 27

At the "Kisan Mahapanchayat" in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar on Sunday, protesting farmers resolved to intensify their protest against the Centre's controversial farm laws.

29 Aug 2021

Haryana

Karnal SDM orders cops to 'break heads' of protesting farmers

A video of Karnal Sub-Divisional Magistrate Ayush Sinha is doing the rounds on social media, where he can be heard ordering cops to "break the heads of protesting farmers."

13 Aug 2021

Farmers

Farmers to celebrate I-Day as 'Kisan Mazdoor Azaadi Sangram Diwas'

Farmers protesting against the three contentious agriculture laws will celebrate India's 75th Independence Day as Kisan Mazdoor Azaadi Sangram Diwas.

22 Jul 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, other MPs protest at Parliament against farm laws

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other Members of Parliament from the party today protested against the new agricultural laws at the Parliament House.

05 Jun 2021

Punjab

Farmers burn copies of farm laws in Punjab

Farmers burnt copies of the Centre's three farm laws near residences of BJP leaders and at other places in Punjab on Saturday as they observed "Sampoorna Kranti Diwas" to mark the day when these legislations were promulgated as ordinances.

12 Apr 2021

Farmers Protest

Farmers ready to talk if government invites: Tikait

Farmers protesting the contentious new farm laws are ready to talk if the Centre invites them, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said on Sunday, maintaining that the dialogue would resume where it had ended on January 22 and the demands remain unchanged.

10 Apr 2021

Haryana

Protesting farmers block Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway in Haryana

Intensifying their protest against the three farm laws, farmers blocked the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway at some places in Haryana on Saturday.

17 Dec 2020

Haryana

Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday termed the death of Sikh preacher Baba Ram Singh, who was supporting the farmers' protest and allegedly died by suicide near the Singhu border, "an irreparable loss".

24 Sep 2020

Haryana

Punjab farmers launch "rail roko" agitation against controversial agriculture Bills

Farmers in Punjab launched a three-day-long "rail roko" agitation from Thursday, to protest against three contentious farm Bills, behind which the BJP-led Centre has pushed its weight.

22 Sep 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills

The Opposition has boycotted the Parliament in protest of the farm bills. They on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha after a similar move in the Rajya Sabha.

21 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Government announces MSP hike amid protests over farm bills

Amid intense protests over the controversial farm bills, the Union Cabinet has approved an increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi crops for the 2021-22 season, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in the Lok Sabha, today.

21 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

After a stormy session yesterday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed pandemonium again today after eight MPs, who were suspended for their unruly behavior, refused to leave the House.

20 Sep 2020

Haryana

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.

Protests

Narendra Modi

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.

20 Sep 2020

Odisha

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

19 Sep 2020

Odisha

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

19 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

18 Sep 2020

Haryana

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

The resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder.

17 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigns over Centre's farm bills

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet on Thursday.