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Farmers Refuse Amit Shah’s Offer, Haryana Khaps Extend Support

Catch all the live updates of the farmers’ “Delhi Chalo” protests here.

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Police personnel use tear gas on farmers to stop them from crossing Singhu Border during the “Delhi Chalo” protest march against the new farm laws.
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Addressing a press conference from the Singhu border on Sunday, 29 November, State President of BKU Krantikari (Punjab) Surjeet Singh Phul said that they will never go to Burari calling it “an open jail” and not a park.

Meanwhile, Haryana Khaps extended support to the protesting farmers.

This comes a day after Home Minister Amit Shah had said that the government is ready to “deliberate on every problem and the demands of the farmers”, given the protest is shifted to the “designated place”.

However, the farmers on Sunday rejected the offer.Meanwhile, Speaking on his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat' on Sunda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government is “committed to the welfare of farmers” and that the new reforms have provided “new opportunities” to the farmers.

Snapshot
  • Farmer bodies to intensify stir, protests to start in other states from 1 December
  • Home Minister Amit Shah had asked the protesters to shift to “designated place” to hold talks before 3 December

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7:35 AM , 30 Nov

Farmers Still Present at Singhu Border

Farmers remained put at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) on Monday, 30 November, as their protest against the farm laws continues.

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8:44 PM , 29 Nov

Farmers Continue Protest at Ghazipur-Ghaziabad Border

Farmers continue their protest at Ghazipur-Ghaziabad (Delhi-UP) border against the farm laws amid security deployment, reported ANI.

Visuals shared on ANI indicated farmers pushing against police barricades, while security personnel, many fully clad in riot gear and armed with batons, push bag.

7:24 PM , 29 Nov

If Haryana CM Cared About COVID, He Would Have Allowed Farmers to Move Quickly: Amarinder Singh

In response to Haryana Chief Minister Manhohar Lal Khattar claiming that it would be Punjab government’s responsibility if any dangerous situation arises due to COVID-19, amid the protests, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said:

“If he (Haryana CM) was so concerned about farmers spreading COVID in Haryana whose track record in the pandemic remains extremely poor, he should not have stopped them within the State, but should have allowed them to move quickly to Delhi.”   

According to ANI, Amarinder Singh further said: “A man who can disowns his own farmers and even go so far as to call them Khalistanis instead of standing by them in this hour of crisis, clearly has no moral scruples about spreading lies.”

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5:58 PM , 29 Nov

All Haryana Khaps to Support Protesting Farmers: Sombir Sangwan, Dadri MLA

All Khaps of Haryana on Sunday, 29 November, unanimously decided to support protesting farmers by all means, informed Sombir Sangwan, Haryana Khap Pradhan and Dadri MLA, according to ANI.

The Dadri MLA further informed that Khaps will gather on Sunday and proceed towards Delhi.

“We request Centre to re-consider Farm Laws. Everyone has a right to express themselves.”
Sombir Sangwan, Haryana Khap Pradhan and Dadri MLA

Published: 29 Nov 2020, 11:04 AM IST
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