Farmers returning to their homes, after year long protest at Delhi border against now repealed three farm laws, were accorded warm reception with sweets and garlands as they passed on their tractors in the neighbouring states.
SKM Committee Meeting: According to the farmer leader Yudhvir Singh, a preliminary discussion on a fresh proposal from Centre has already taken place between the members. But, the final decision is yet to be taken.
The stirring poem, titled 'Sab Ton Khatarnaak' (The Most Dangerous), has become the leitmotif of the farmers' protests. And like a slow burning flame, it kept the hearts of many protestors, in cold dark nights, lit with hope.
To understand issues such as Beadbi and the caste angle (given the deceased was a Dalit) Outlook spoke with two people - Gurjeet Singh, a Nihang Sikh and a local priest, and Kamaldeep Singh Brar, a political journalist - to help us understand the issue and the sharp reactions it elicited.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, in a letter to PM Narendra Modi has urged him to restore the BSF’s earlier territorial jurisdiction, limiting it only up to 15 kilometres in the state from the International Border.
Haryana police sought remand of the accused on the ground that they have to reconstruct the scene of the crime, recover clothes that the accused wore at the time of the incident, and interrogate them in depth about the entire incident.
Narain Singh, the second Nihang Sikh arrested, claimed he had informed the police that he was surrendering.
The body of Lakhbir Singh, a labourer from Punjab's Tarn Taran district, was found on Friday tied to a barricade at the Delhi-Haryana border, where the anti-farm law protesters have been camping, with a hand chopped off and multiple wounds caused by sharp-edged weapons.
BJP's IT cell chief Amit Malviya said ‘anarchists behind these protests in the name of farmers need to be exposed’.
In a video clip that has gone viral on social media platforms, some Nihangs are seen standing as the man lies on the ground in a pool of blood with his chopped off left hand lying next to him.
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
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
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