Singhu, Tikri Borders Packed; Leaders Laud Farmers as Protests Complete 1 Year

Catch all the live updates on the programme to mark one year of the farmers' protests here.

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Singhu, Tikri Borders Packed; Leaders Laud Farmers as Protests Complete 1 Year

Farmers are marking the one-year anniversary of their successful protest against the Centre's contentious farm laws on Friday, 26 November, with massive gatherings in Delhi, and other places.

A blood donation camp has been set up at Singhu border and morning prayers were held on Friday as the protest site marks one year since the agitation began.

Despite the repeal of the laws announced by PM Modi last week, farmers have announced that the protest will continue as several of their other demands have not been fulfilled yet. Consequently, they will hold several events and protests across the country on Friday.

On Thursday, many tractors, jeeps, and cars were seen leaving Punjab and heading to Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur borders, the sites of the year-long protest in and around the national capital.

  • In states which are far away from Delhi, the anniversary will be marked with rallies, dharnas and other programmes

  • A meeting of Samyukta Kisan Morcha will be held on 27 November at Singhu. In the meeting, the farm unions will take a decision regarding the further course of action

  • A massive Kisan-Mazdoor Mahapanchayat is scheduled to be held in Mumbai's Azad Maidan on 28 November

  • After an announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 November to repeal the three farm laws, the cabinet had on Wednesday approved its repeal and also said the formality in the Parliament will be completed at the earliest

  • The farmers' movement had begun with a call of 'Dilli Chalo' on 26 November 2020

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9:15 PM , 26 Nov

More Visuals From Singhu Border

7:43 PM , 26 Nov

'Inquilabi Night' Underway With Poetry and Songs

Farmers celebrate 'Inquilabi night' with protests and songs as their protest completes one year.

6:00 PM , 26 Nov

Crucial SKM Meeting on MSP Law Demand on 27 November

SKM’s top decision making body’s, a nine-member committee of farmer leaders, will hold a crucial meeting on Saturday at 11 am.

Leaders of all farm organisations, including those leading agitations in Rajasthan, Haryana, and other states, have been asked to attend tomorrow’s meeting.

The final roadmap for the demand for a law guaranteeing MSP law is likely to be drawn tomorrow.

5:49 PM , 26 Nov

'26 November Marks Great Moment of People's Struggle in History': SKM

"On November 26th 2021, the farm movement completed one year of its historic struggle with lakhs of farmers, joined by workers, youths, women and common citizens in nationwide programs. The day will forever be remembered as one of the greatest moments of a people’s struggle in history. This day marked twelve long months of the farmers struggle, with numerous victories which seemed unlikely, and even impossible, with a will and determination to continue to fight for the unfulfilled demands of the farmers," the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, the umbrella body of farmers' unions that is spearheading the protests, said in a statement.

"The farm movement stands as a testimony to the will of the common people to fight against an unrelenting government, and for a long time, will be remembered as an example of peaceful satyagraha inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian freedom movement," it added.

Published: 26 Nov 2021, 8:08 AM IST
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