After 200 days of protest, farmers say they will fight for 10 more years

After 200 days of protest, farmers say they will fight for 10 more years

“For the last three months, we have maintained a count of 15,000 people on every border. The protesters sit here on rotation. There is a weekly shift of 10 farmers from every village of Haryana and Punjab,” Dr Darshan Pal, president of Krantikari Kisan Union, told The Federal. Dhaula Sheoran, a farmer from Gamra village […]

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Baisakhi at Tikri border: Colours of celebration & patriotism

Baisakhi at Tikri border: Colours of celebration & patriotism

On the occasion of Baisakhi and 102 years of the Jalianwala Bagh massacre, protesting farmers at Tikri border marked the occasion by organising various sports competitions & by remembering the martyrs. Beside the dusty road at Pakoda Chowk crossing, Bahadurgarh, near Tikri border, a gaggle of middle-aged men are often seen preparing for a match […]

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100 Days Later, the Farmers' Protest is Alive, Well, and Gaining Momentum

100 Days Later, the Farmers’ Protest is Alive, Well, and Gaining Momentum

“Is the farmers’ protest still on?” If I were paid Rs 1,940 for each time I even have been asked that question this past month, I could have bought my very own tractor by now (Rs 1,940 per quintal is that the official minimum support price rice farmers are alleged to receive from the government). […]

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Libraries spring up at Tikri border

Libraries spring up at the Tikri border

To keep the flame of protest burning, farmers camping at the Tikri border are drawing inspiration from books supported agitations and teachings of Sikh Gurus, and biographies of revolutionaries. Social outfits from Punjab have found out seven makeshift libraries at the border. Books in Hindi, English and Punjabi are available freed from cost. Aamin, a […]

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Farmers’ protest: New notice at Tikri warns protesters to disperse

Farmers’ protest: New notice at Tikri warns protesters to disperse

Some posters, ostensibly put up by Delhi Police at the Tikri border, declaring the gathering of farmers as illegal and asking them to disperse has created a flutter at the protest site, even as the force claimed these were not new and only informed the protesters that they would not be allowed to enter the […]

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