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Shiva And Allah Share A Sugarcane In Muzaffarnagar

Shiva And Allah Share A Sugarcane In Muzaffarnagar

Sep 08, 2021

Why did Rakesh Tikait revive his father’s secular slogan? Because reversing the effects of the 2013 riots on western UP’s politics is key to forging a united farmers’ front.

Kisan Mahapanchayat: September 5 Will See Largest Gathering Of Farmers Ever On Earth, Says SKM

Kisan Mahapanchayat: September 5 Will See Largest Gathering Of Farmers Ever On Earth, Says SKM

Sep 04, 2021

The Kisan Mahapanchayat will be a historic event with at least 15 to 20 lakh participants, claimed Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) protesting the Centre’s three agriculture reform laws.

A Year After 'Bharat Bandh', Protesting Farmer Unions Call For A Nationwide Shut Down On September 25

A Year After 'Bharat Bandh', Protesting Farmer Unions Call For A Nationwide Shut Down On September 25

Aug 27, 2021

This was announced on Friday, August 27, following a two-day peasants’ convention called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) at Delhi’s Singhu border. The SKM is an umbrella of several protesting unions.

Nine Months Of Protests: Farmers Prepare For September 'Mahapanchayat'

Nine Months Of Protests: Farmers Prepare For September 'Mahapanchayat'

Aug 25, 2021

Union farmer leaders are mobilising support across the country for the September 5 Kisan Mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. Various ‘khaps’ in the western part of the state are engaged in its preparations.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha Take Out 'Tiranga' Rallies To Mark 75th Independence Day

Samyukta Kisan Morcha Take Out 'Tiranga' Rallies To Mark 75th Independence Day

Aug 15, 2021

Farmers from different parts of the country have been protesting against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws since November last year.

Farmers' Protests: 'Mock Parliament' At Jantar Mantar Likely To End Today

Farmers' Protests: 'Mock Parliament' At Jantar Mantar Likely To End Today

Aug 08, 2021

The umbrella of participating unions has now decided on a new set of protests over the Centre’s three contentious farm laws.

How Many Farmers Benefitted From MSP? Govt Response Causes Stir

How Many Farmers Benefitted From MSP? Govt Response Causes Stir

Aug 03, 2021

The number of farmers who benefitted in 2018-19 was 1,71,50,873, which increased to 2,04,63,590 in 2019-20 and reached 2,10,07,563 in 2020-21, the government informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

First Day's 'Kisan Parliament' Ends; 200 Farmers To Come Back Tomorrow

First Day's 'Kisan Parliament' Ends; 200 Farmers To Come Back Tomorrow

Jul 22, 2021

Over 10 rounds of talks with the government, which has been projecting the laws at major agricultural reforms, have failed to break the deadlock between the two sides.

Farmer Protests: Leaders To Enact Mock Parliament In Delhi Amid Monsoon Session

Farmer Protests: Leaders To Enact Mock Parliament In Delhi Amid Monsoon Session

Jul 22, 2021

The movement is again at a peak, say farmer leaders amid the Monsoon Session of Parliament which convened on July 19 and is scheduled to conclude on August 13.

No Record Of Farmers Death During Ongoing Protests In Delhi: Centre Tells Parliament

No Record Of Farmers Death During Ongoing Protests In Delhi: Centre Tells Parliament

Jul 20, 2021

Narendra Singh Tomar said that since the Centre has no record of farmers having died during the agitation, there is no proposal for compensation to such families.

'Mission Punjab': Who Is Farmer Leader Gurnam Singh Charuni?

'Mission Punjab': Who Is Farmer Leader Gurnam Singh Charuni?

Jul 14, 2021

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Haryana chief Gurnam Singh Charuni's "Mission Punjab" pitch has drawn flak with the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) seeking to keep its stir apolitical.

Are Protesting Farmers Planning To Join The Poll Wagon?

Are Protesting Farmers Planning To Join The Poll Wagon?

Jul 12, 2021

Punjab and Uttar Pradesh which are going to polls in 2022 have significant representation among protesting farmers sitting at Delhi’s borders since November 26 last year.

Nationwide Protests By Farmers Over Sharp Rise In Fuel Prices Today

Nationwide Protests By Farmers Over Sharp Rise In Fuel Prices Today

Jul 08, 2021

According to the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, protests will be organised across India between 10 am to 12 noon against the hike in diesel, petrol, and cooking gas prices.

Trade Unions Express Outrage Against Modi Govt's EDSO Reforms

Trade Unions Express Outrage Against Modi Govt's EDSO Reforms

Jul 05, 2021

The unions allege that the Essential Defence Services Ordinance (EDSO) 2021 has been promulgated to keep them from going on an indefinite strike from July 26 against corporatisation.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha Announces Fresh Protests, Parliament March Over Farm Laws

Samyukta Kisan Morcha Announces Fresh Protests, Parliament March Over Farm Laws

Jul 04, 2021

They will also serve a ‘warning’ to opposition leaders on July 17.

BJP Kisan Morcha Leaders Appeal To Villagers To Counter Farmer Protests

BJP Kisan Morcha Leaders Appeal To Villagers To Counter Farmer Protests

Jun 27, 2021

The Kisan Morcha has termed the exercise as an effort in spreading awareness and awakening people

Protesting Farmers Brave Water Cannons, Submit Memorandum To Governors

Protesting Farmers Brave Water Cannons, Submit Memorandum To Governors

Jun 26, 2021

Protesting farmers marked the completion of seven months of their agitation against the three contentious farm legislations

Farmers Gather At Delhi Borders, To Mark Seven Months Of Protests On June 26

Farmers Gather At Delhi Borders, To Mark Seven Months Of Protests On June 26

Jun 25, 2021

On Saturday, the SKM will also commemorate the death anniversary of Sahajanand Saraswati, who started the Kisan Sabha movement in Bihar some nine decades ago.

We Are Ready To Continue Dialogue, Govt Needs To Invite Us: Rakesh Tikait

We Are Ready To Continue Dialogue, Govt Needs To Invite Us: Rakesh Tikait

Jun 14, 2021

'A strong opposition is needed for (building) a strong nation. Those in government today had also played the role of opposition in the past,' Rakesh Tikait said

Farmers' Protest And Covid: Under The Anxious Summer Sky

Farmers' Protest And Covid: Under The Anxious Summer Sky

Jun 09, 2021

The protest against new Farm Laws chugs on, despite media neglect, fears of pandemic outbreak and periodic threats from an intransigent government

Farm Law Protests: Mamata Assures Support To Farmers' Leader Rakesh Tikait

Farm Law Protests: Mamata Assures Support To Farmers' Leader Rakesh Tikait

Jun 09, 2021

Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait led a delegation of protesting farmers to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata

This Is Just The Beginning, Stir Will Continue: Farmer Unions

This Is Just The Beginning, Stir Will Continue: Farmer Unions

Jun 07, 2021

'Let us see if their prisons are big enough to fit us all,' said Abhimanyu Kohar of SKM, adding that 'peaceful protests' will be held before police stations from noon to 4 pm on Monday.

Farmer Unions Protest Fertiliser Price Hike

Farmer Unions Protest Fertiliser Price Hike

May 19, 2021

Price hike before Kharif season will add to farmers’ woes as they use DAP as a primary fertiliser during sowing of crops like paddy, cotton, groundnut, etc.

Farm Law Protests: Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana Proposes New Formula To Break The Impasse

Farm Law Protests: Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana Proposes New Formula To Break The Impasse

May 25, 2021

The farmer unions protesting against the NDA government’s three new agriculture laws have decided to observe ‘Black Flag Day’ across the country on Wednesday, May 26

Subsidy Not The Solution For Fertiliser Price Hike: Farmer Unions

Subsidy Not The Solution For Fertiliser Price Hike: Farmer Unions

May 25, 2021

Indirect subsidy is neither in favour of farmer nor the country. This is only in favour of industry, claims farmer union leader

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