During the Zero Hour in parliament, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also slammed the Modi government for failing to maintain data on the death of farmers. Congress members demanded a statement from the government on the issue.
To commemorate the protests and that were a huge part of our lives in 2021, here we have four poetries from 'Witness - The Red River Book of Poetry of Dissent (2021)'
In his new book 'Ramrao: The Story of India's Farm Crisis', journalist Jaideep Hardikar has penned the painful story of Ramrao Panchleniwar, a farmer from Vidarbha, who attempted suicide back in 2014.
The ruling BJP and main opposition party Congress have issued whips to their MPs to be present on the day, while the later has also demanded a resolution for the farmers who died during the protests against the three laws.
The winter session of Parliament will start from Monday, and on the first day of it, new bill to repeal contentious three farm laws will be introduced.
Former Chief Minister and Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah:'The restoration of early statehood and Article 370 is the only way forward. Otherwise, Kashmiris will continue to bleed and there will be hardly any progress in this part of the world'.
The movement against three new farm laws of the Centre began with a "Dilli Chalo" programme on November 26-27 last year. Since then, the farmers have been camping at three border points of Delhi-Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur.
Commuters travelling from Ghaziabad to Delhi are advised to take alternative Vikash Marg/GT Road to Delhi, said the Delhi Traffic Police on Friday owing to the completion of one year of farmers' protest.
SKM leader,BKU (Rajewal) President Balbir Singh Rajewal told, 'thousands of farmers from Punjab,Haryana, UP and Uttrakhand are arriving at the morcha sites around Delhi with tractors and ration and other supplies.'
According to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson, the protestors would also question the Centre on its claims of doubling farmers' income.
The announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take back the farm laws is unprecedented. It can have far-reaching consequences provided civil society seizes the opportunity.
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 memorial for those who lost their lives during the agitation.
On November 7, the musician released his new song 'Sek,' an emotional musical on the plight of protesting farmers, the song focuses on the deaths of farmers during the protests and talks about the sorrow that their families have to face.
The Union cabinet will be take up the bills for approval of the withdrawal of three farm laws on Wednesday.
The Samajwadi Party cited the recent statements of Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra and BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj in which they had stated that the farm laws could be brought back if needed.
Samyukt Kisan Morcha(SKM’s) core member said: ‘Our call of tractor march to Parliament still stands. A final decision on the future course of the agitation and MSP issue will be taken in a meeting of the SKM at Singhu Border on Sunday’.
Priyanka Gandhi also sought removal of Mishra from his post over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which his son is an accused.
Varun Gandhi thanked Modi for announcing the decision to repeal the three farm laws. Also said many innocent lives could be saved if this decision was taken earlier.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.