Farmers Protest, Chalo Delhi March LIVE Updates: Farmers from several states bordering the national capital will launch their ‘Chalo Delhi’ march on Tuesday, February 13, presenting their list of demands for consideration by the central government.
Farmer leaders from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh met Union ministers on Monday night, and the meeting lasted five hours, in the Centre’s latest attempt to stop the protest that is expected to cause a gridlock across the Delhi NCR on Tuesday.
Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda, who along with Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal attended the second round of talks with farmer leaders on Monday, said consensus was reached on most of the issues. that affect farmers. However, the farmers claimed that they will march on Tuesday, leading to the closure of many state borders in Delhi.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Apolitical) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha have announced that farmers will head to Delhi on Tuesday to pressurize the Center to accept their demands, including enacting a law to ensure minimum support price (MSP) for crops. . .
The legal guarantee of MSP is the main reason for the farmers’ protest on Tuesday. Apart from this, farmers have also demanded implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations as well as waiver of farm debt.
Highlights from ‘Chalo Delhi’ farmers’ march on Tuesday –
- Farmers from Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh are launching a mega protest in the national capital of Delhi demanding a legal guarantee of MSP. The ‘Delhi Chalo’ march was announced last week to urge the Center to accept their demands.
- The farmers have put forward multiple conditions, such as legal guarantee of MSP, pension for farmers and farm workers, waiver of farm debt and “justice” for the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
- Security has been stepped up at Delhi’s Singh, Tikri and Ghazipur border, with cement barricades, metal spikes and barriers installed to restrict vehicle movement and prevent unrest in the national capital.
- The Delhi Police on Sunday imposed section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code on the borders of Uttar Pradesh to avoid mishaps ahead of Tuesday’s farmers’ protests.
- More than 50,000 security personnel have been deployed at Delhi borders, and bulk SMS and Internet services have been suspended in seven districts (Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa) since February 13.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024 06:22
Farmers protest LIVE updates: 200 farm unions to protest
The protest is led by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Apolitical) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha; the latter is a branch of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which led the November 2020-2021 agitation against the three central farm laws. SKM is not participating in the current protest.
In total, farmers from 200 organizations and unions will march to Delhi on Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 06:00 am
Farmers protest LIVE updates: Security increased at Delhi’s Singhu border
Tight security at Delhi’s Singhu border in view of the farmers’ protest march, which will begin at 10 am. Article 144 has already been implemented throughout the national capital and will be in force until March 12.
Article 144 prohibits the gathering of more than five people.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 05:36
Farmers protest over LIVE updates: Delhi airport issues advisory to passengers
Ahead of farmers’ protest, Delhi’s IGI airport issues advisory to passengers.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 05:02
Farmers protest over LIVE updates: Petition against border closures
A petition was filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday against the closure of borders and suspension of mobile internet services by the Haryana government in the wake of farmer organizations calling for a protest march to Delhi on the 13th. of February. (PTI)
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 04:41
Farmers protest against LIVE updates: ‘Government wants to reach a solution,’ says Arjun Munda
After meeting the farmers, Union Minister Arjun Munda said, “We held extensive and thorough deliberations with the farmers on every issue. The government maintains a dialogue with all stakeholders and wants to resolve all disputes through talks. We reached a broad consensus on some of the controversial issues raised. However, on other issues we suggested that a committee be created for a permanent solution. “Any issues of controversy could be resolved through talks.”
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 04:24
Farmers protest over LIVE updates: Meeting with Union ministers inconclusive
The five-hour meeting of farm leaders with three Union ministers was considered inconclusive, even though the ministers said consensus was reached on all important issues.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 04:15
Farmers protest over LIVE updates: Heavy barricades at Delhi borders
Apart from the massive deployment of police and paramilitary personnel equipped with riot gear, multiple layers of barricades, concrete blocks, iron nails and container walls have been put up at three border points – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur.
Makeshift jails have also been set up at “specific locations” in view of Tuesday’s ‘Delhi Chalo’ farmers’ march, an official said. (PTI)