Farmers Temporarily Halt 'Delhi Chalo' Protest Until Friday
The decision, relayed by farmers' leader Sarwan Singh Pandher during a press briefing, comes after days of protests at the Punjab-Haryana borders. These protests aimed to push the Centre to address their demands concerning minimum support price (MSP) for crops and other related issues.
Government Calls for Peaceful Dialogue with Protesting Farmers
"In the wake of the fourth round, the government stands prepared to address all concerns including MSP, crop diversification, stubble management, and FIR in the upcoming fifth round of talks. I once again extend an invitation to farmer leaders for constructive dialogue," stated Arjun Munda in an interview with ANI.
High Court's Insight on Tractor-Trolleys and Highway Regulations Amid Farmers' Protest
Highlighting a legal aspect, the court emphasized that tractor-trolleys are not permissible on highways according to the Motor Vehicles Act, suggesting instead that farmers utilize buses or public transportation for their journey to Delhi.
Revived 'Delhi Chalo' March Sparks Tensions: Haryana Urges Punjab Police to Confiscate Bulldozers
Despite being over 200 kilometers away from the national capital, Delhi Police conducted exercises on Tuesday to safeguard their heavily fortified entry points.
Farmers' Protest: 'Delhi Chalo' Leaders to Evaluate Government Proposal as SKM Stands Firm in Rejection
During the ongoing 'Delhi Chalo' agitation, farmer leaders conveyed their intention to deliberate on the government's proposition to procure pulses, maize, and cotton at MSP. However, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a key orchestrator of the 2020-21 protests, swiftly rejected the offer.
Farmers Dismiss Government Proposal, Announce Delhi March on February 21
Addressing reporters at the Shambhu point of Punjab's border with Haryana, Sarwan Singh Pandher, a leader of Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, emphasized, "We appeal to the government that either resolve our issues or remove barricades and allow us to proceed to Delhi to protest peacefully."
"Farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' Protest March Paused Until February 21, Says Leader Pandher"
Until then, peaceful protests will continue at the Shambhu and Khanauri borders, situated along the Haryana entry points.
Farmers' protest: Internet services to remain suspended in parts of Punjab till February 24
Initially, internet services were halted from February 12 to 16 owing to the farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march.