Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: The bloodstains had been washed away in the rain. The fingerprints too had been erased by the fire. A broken pair of spectacles, mangled shoes, a tattered pair of jeans and some metal scrap were among the things that they recovered.
The violence that had erupted in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri has now taken a political turn. Opposition leaders who have been trying to reach the farmers' protest site have been stopped, detained.
PM's comments came when he was replying to a question about the labour and farm laws enacted by the government and its refusal to roll-back the three contentious agriculture laws, as demanded by the protesting farmer unions.
Sources said the former Punjab chief minister is learnt to have discussed the farmers' issues, besides the internal security situation in Punjab with Shah.
The Samajwadi Party head Akhilesh Yadav accused BJP of ‘working at the behest of capitalists’.
Belying government claims, the farmers support base has been expanding given the support from larger number of people from all walks of life and of all ages.
The farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said the movement has begun and the youth are also joining the movement of farmers in the country.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited said the metro station in Haryana has been closed due to the security reasons.
The two farmers from Punjab died during the ongoing farmer protests against farm laws brought in by the Centre.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an amalgam of over 40 farm unions and earlier appealed people to join the bandh.
Pointing out that many farmers had died in these protests, the Chief Minister said it was high time the Central government withdrew the legislation in the interest of the farmers and the nation.
'The protest march today not only symbolises the farmers' dissent but will also be remembered as a historic event that struck at the root of tyranny. Let's unite to mark this day as the beginning of a renewed revolt to bring justice for farmers,' the SAD president tweeted.
All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) leader P Krishna Prasad told Outlook that the ‘Mahapanchayat will usher in the second phase of the farmers' protests, which will be organized in other parts of the country also.
The two-day national convention, which has 1,500 registered delegates and leaders of 500 farmer groups including Hannan Mollah and Rakesh Tikait, addressing various issues including need for making minimum support price (MSP) mandatory and uniform across the country
The two-day event that will see participation from 1,500 delegates across organisations of farmers, women, youth, and labourers, is aimed at “intensification and expansion” of the ongoing movement against the Centre's farm laws.
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.
'Modi ji has brought black farm laws, which are a threat to the food power of the country.' said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
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.
Pakistan's cricket captain Babar Azam, left, and Mohammad Rizwan celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan runs to celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, centre, hugs Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan won the the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
India's Mohammed Shami reacts after he was hit by three consecutive boundaries during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
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