"Right To Protest Cannot Be Anytime, Everywhere": Supreme Court

February 13, 2021

The right to protest and express dissent comes with certain duties and cannot be held "anytime and everywhere", the Supreme Court said in an order, dismissing a review petition on the anti-citizenship law protests held in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh in 2019. Twelve activists had filed a review petition on the last year ruling | Read more|

Day after, Trudeau office says he spoke to Modi on ‘recent protests’

February 12, 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that he held a “good discussion” with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on many important issues, including on the “two nations’ commitment to democratic principles, recent protests, and the importance of resolving issues through dialogue”, a statement from t | Read more|

Peaceful Protests, Internet Access Democracy's Hallmark: US On Farm Row

February 4, 2021

Unhindered access to information, including the Internet, and peaceful protests are a hallmark of a thriving democracy, the US said on Wednesday in comments on the farmer protests that also backed "steps that can improve the efficiency of India's markets". The US State Department made the remarks to questions on the fa | Read more|

"Farm Laws Withdrawn During British Rule Too": Opposition In Parliament

February 3, 2021

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad today urged Prime Minster Narendra Modi to repeal the three farm laws, voicing the united stand of the opposition during a debate on the contentious laws that have trigged a massive agitation by farmers at Delhi's borders. "The British too had once withdrawn | Read more|

Clashes At Farmers' Protest Site After Group Barges In, Cop Injured

January 29, 2021

A group of around 200 people, threw stones and vandalised tents erected by farmers at the Delhi-Haryana border in Singhu, the epicenter of farmers' protests since over two months. A police official was injured in the violence. The sudden violence this afternoon at the protest site, which has been tense since the Republ | Read more|

"Had Arun Jaitley Been Alive…": BJP's Sushil Modi Appears To Poke Party

December 28, 2020

The BJP's Sushil Modi had an unusual tribute for the party's late leader and former Union minister Arun Jaitley on his birth anniversary. The farmers' protest would not have continued for so long had Arun Jaitley been alive, Sushil Modi said in what appeared to double up as criticism of his colleagues in the party. | Read more|

Protesting Farmers Clang Thalis As PM Addresses "Mann Ki Baat"

December 27, 2020

Farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm sector laws clanged thalis and raised slogans as Prime Minister's monthly radio address Mann ki Baat was broadcast this morning. The protest took place at three spots -- Singhu border, Faridkot in Punjab and Rohtak in BJP-ruled Haryana. | Read more|

Farmers Reject Government Offer, Announce More Protests

December 9, 2020

Protesting farmers have unanimously rejected the Centre's written offer of amendments in farm laws, and announced a series of plans to escalate their protest. The plans involve closure of the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, boycott of Reliance malls and capture of toll plazas. By December 14, there will be a full-scale protest a | Read more|

AAP Says Arvind Kejriwal "Under House Arrest"

December 8, 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been placed under house arrest by the police ever since he met with the protesting farmers yesterday and has been forced to cancel his meetings, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged this morning. The Delhi Police denied the charge. | Read more|

Congress backs Bharat Bandh call; Kamal Haasan’s party to join stir in Delhi

December 6, 2020

The Congress on Sunday expressed its “whole-hearted” support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called on December 8 by farmer unions against the new agri-marketing laws and announced that it will hold protests that day at all district and state headquarters in solidarity with the demands of the farmers. The representatives | Read more|

Government May Agree To Amend Farm Laws, PM Meets Top Ministers: Sources

December 5, 2020

Hours before the fifth round of talks between the government and protesters over the contentious farm laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's house, say sources, adding the centre may consider amending the laws. Amid | Read more|