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Rakesh Tikait Expresses Concerns Over Farmers Affected By The Upcoming Noida Airport.

Rakesh Tikait Expresses Concerns Over Farmers Affected By The Upcoming Noida Airport.

Former BKU leader, Rakesh Tikait, has demanded adequate compensation for the farmers that are to be displaced due to the upcoming Noida International Airport, in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh.

10 June 2022
'SKM Not Contesting Any Election; Not Joining Politics': Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait

'SKM Not Contesting Any Election; Not Joining Politics': Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait made his comment in context of farmers’ organisations creating a political front to contest upcoming Punjab elections scheduled...

26 December 2021

Farmers' Agitation Suspended; Samyukta Kisan Morcha To Hold Meeting On Jan 15

Farmers will start vacating Delhi border points from Dec 11, this may take some time, says farmer leader Rakesh Tikait.

Farmers Yet To End Protest, Next Decision On Nov 27: BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait

Farmers Yet To End Protest, Next Decision On Nov 27: BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait

According to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson, the protestors would also question the Centre on its claims of doubling farmers' income.

24 November 2021

Rakesh Tikait Demands Resumption Of Talks On MSP And Other Issues, Says Ceasefire By Government And Not Farmers

The farmer leader also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should give a clear answer on the demand for a law guaranteeing Minimum Support Price (MSP) that...

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22 November 2021
Farm Law Repeal: Civil Society Must Take Lessons From Farmers To Reclaim Their Rights

Farm Law Repeal: Civil Society Must Take Lessons From Farmers To Reclaim Their Rights

The announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take back the farm laws is unprecedented. It can have far-reaching consequences provided civil society...


22 November 2021
Protesting Farmers' Open Letter To PM Modi: Mandate MSP, Arrest Union MoS Ajay Mishra Among Six Demands

Protesting Farmers' Open Letter To PM Modi: Mandate MSP, Arrest Union MoS Ajay Mishra Among Six Demands

Repeal of New Farm Laws: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has sought immediate resumption of talks with the government, withdrawal of cases against farmers and a...


21 November 2021
Farm Laws Repeal: SKM To Hold 'Mahapanchayat' Tomorrow In Lucknow

Farm Laws Repeal: SKM To Hold 'Mahapanchayat' Tomorrow In Lucknow

The farmer leaders have said that the protests will continue, until the time, government makes a law on minimum support price (MSP) and removes Union Minister...


23 November 2021
Anti-Farm Law Protest: A Detailed Account Of The Year Long Agitation

Anti-Farm Law Protest: A Detailed Account Of The Year Long Agitation

The farmers had started their agitation against the Modi government’s “agricultural reforms”, saying that the set of controversial laws would benefit...


19 November 2021
Farm Laws Repealed: At Ghazipur Border, Announcement Met With Cautious Enthusiasm

Farm Laws Repealed: At Ghazipur Border, Announcement Met With Cautious Enthusiasm

The farmers are not-committal at Ghazipur border to when they would return back to their homes.


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19 November 2021
Farm Laws Repeal: Jalebis And Celebrations At Ghazipur Border As Farmer Leaders Welcome 'Half Victory'

Farm Laws Repeal: Jalebis And Celebrations At Ghazipur Border As Farmer Leaders Welcome 'Half Victory'

BKU Spokesperson said that this is a half victory. The other half would be met when a law guaranteeing Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmers will be...


19 November 2021
Farm Laws Repealed: A Timeline Of The Farmers' Protests

Farm Laws Repealed: A Timeline Of The Farmers' Protests

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in his address to the nation that three controversial farm laws will be repealed by the government in the upcoming...


11 October 2021
No Politicians Will Be Allowed To Share Stage During Final Prayers Of Farmers Dead In Lakhimpur Kheri Violence

No Politicians Will Be Allowed To Share Stage During Final Prayers Of Farmers Dead In Lakhimpur Kheri Violence

Preparations for the "antim ardas" (final prayers) are underway at a field, away from the spot where the violence took place in Tikonia village of Uttar...


09 October 2021
‘Don’t Consider Those Culprits Who Killed BJP Workers In Lakhimpur Kheri’: Rakesh Tikait

‘Don’t Consider Those Culprits Who Killed BJP Workers In Lakhimpur Kheri’: Rakesh Tikait

The farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said those whose killed BJP workers in Lakhimpur Kheri reacted only to vehicle running over protestors.


06 October 2021
Rakesh Tikait Gives UP Police One Week Ultimatum To Arrest Union MoS Ajay Misra Teni's Son

Rakesh Tikait Gives UP Police One Week Ultimatum To Arrest Union MoS Ajay Misra Teni's Son

Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh TIkait said that people had several videos(related to Union Minister of State Ajay Misra Teni's son mowing his vehicle over...


01 October 2021
You Have Strangulated Entire City, Now You Want To Come Inside?: SC To Farmers

You Have Strangulated Entire City, Now You Want To Come Inside?: SC To Farmers

To get permission for 'satyagraha' at Jantar Mantar, the protesting farmers had approached the Supreme Court. The court instead asked for some 'balanced...


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27 September 2021
‘Don’t Know What Is Going To End Farmers’ Protest; Solution Lies In Dialogue’: Rakesh Tikait

‘Don’t Know What Is Going To End Farmers’ Protest; Solution Lies In Dialogue’: Rakesh Tikait

The farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said the movement has begun and the youth are also joining the movement of farmers in the country.


27 September 2021
Bharat Bandh: Farmers Block Highways To Demand Repeal Of Farm Laws, Security Beefed In Delhi

Bharat Bandh: Farmers Block Highways To Demand Repeal Of Farm Laws, Security Beefed In Delhi

Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said that he is ready to agitate for 10 years but will not allow 'black' legislations to be implemented.


10 September 2021
Two Arrested In UP For Announcing Cash Reward To Beat Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait

Two Arrested In UP For Announcing Cash Reward To Beat Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait

An official said the arrested persons had announced cash reward of Rs 11lakh through posters, for thrashing farmer leader Rakesh Tikait with shoes in Uttar...


09 September 2021
Will Karnal Farmers’ Protest Spell Trouble For BJP In Haryana, UP & Punjab?

Will Karnal Farmers’ Protest Spell Trouble For BJP In Haryana, UP & Punjab?

The protestors who have taken siege of the mini-Secretariat in Karnal, a constituency represented by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, seem to be in no mood...


07 September 2021
Protesting Farmers Gherao Karnal Secretariat Demanding Action Against The Police Lathi-Charge On Aug 28

Protesting Farmers Gherao Karnal Secretariat Demanding Action Against The Police Lathi-Charge On Aug 28

Marching on foot from the mahapanchayat venue to the mini-secretariat five kilometres away, farmers faced a water cannon as they neared the complex.


07 September 2021
Kisan Mahapanchayat: Security Tightened In Karnal, Officials Hold Talks With Farmer Leaders

Kisan Mahapanchayat: Security Tightened In Karnal, Officials Hold Talks With Farmer Leaders

Protesters demanding action against the police lathicharge on farmers on August 28 assembled in large numbers in Karnal for a kisan mahapanchayat, also...


07 September 2021
Why 'Allahu Akbar' And 'Har Har Mahadev' Shared A Podium In Muzaffarnagar

Why 'Allahu Akbar' And 'Har Har Mahadev' Shared A Podium In Muzaffarnagar

Rakesh Tikait's call for communal harmony and farmer unity would not surprise those who have been tracking the ground. A prequel in three flashbacks.


28 August 2021
Tikait Calls Apple Prices Crash A Corporate Loot, Threatens To Hold Delhi-Like Protest In Himachal

Tikait Calls Apple Prices Crash A Corporate Loot, Threatens To Hold Delhi-Like Protest In Himachal

The BKU leader's statement in Shimla has evoked a strong reaction from the state government.


26 August 2021
Farmers Gather At Singhu Border For 2 Day National Convention Marking 9 Months Of Protest

Farmers Gather At Singhu Border For 2 Day National Convention Marking 9 Months Of Protest

The two-day national convention, which has 1,500 registered delegates and leaders of 500 farmer groups including Hannan Mollah and Rakesh Tikait, addressing...


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