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Farmers protesting at Singhu border | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Why the farmers’ protest is led by Sikhs of Punjab

The Khalistan movement in the 1980s may have limited support for Punjab’s Sikhs in the battle with the Indira Gandhi govt. But in Modi govt's farm laws, they have a worthy cause.
All India Kisan Sabha leader Hanan Mulla addresses media after meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah at NASC PUSA, in New Delhi on 8 December | PTI Photo

Farmers are not here for ‘holiday’ but to seek answers from govt — Hannan Mollah

Farmer leader Hannan Mollah said there is no response from the government, and it is busy pushing an agenda on the movement.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Deputy speaking at the AAP headquarters in New Delhi on 14 December

Farmers protesting for survival, I appeal to Centre to repeal the farm laws — Kejriwal

On his second visit to Singhu border, Arvind Kejriwal challenged 'any Union minister' to have a debate with farmers, said it would be clear then if the laws were harmful or beneficial.
Amarjit Singh (second from right) who allegedly committed suicide at Tikri border in Delhi | By special arrangement

Lawyer ‘kills self’ at Tikri, ‘suicide note’ addressed to PM Modi blames farm laws

Amarjit Singh, a member of Bar Association of Punjab’s Jalalabad, ‘consumed poison’. In his purported suicide note, he wrote he is sacrificing himself to shake up Modi’s conscience.
File image of former Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das | Facebook

Traders’ body calls BJP’s Raghubar Das ‘mentally bankrupt’ as his article targets ‘middlemen’

Confederation of All India Traders has said BJP must act against the Jharkhand ex-CM who called traders 'mafia and snake'. Raghubar Das says he wasn't talking about 'honest traders'.
File image of Bhagat Singh's nephew Abhay Singh Sandhu | By special arrangement

Farmer protest mirrors 1907 Pagdi Sambhal Jatta movement — Bhagat Singh’s nephew at Singhu

Abhay Singh Sandhu says Pagdi Sambhal Jatta movement, led by his grandfather & Bhagat Singh’s uncle Ajit Singh against British laws, still resonates with people of Punjab.

Not farmers but ‘farm-grabbers’ may lose land, says Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh defended the new farm laws while participating in a special programme of PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi digitally addressed by PM Modi.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference in New Delhi Thursday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Congress protesting against farm laws as policies drafted by Modi, not them, says Sitharaman

Finance Minister Sitharaman said Congress is protesting because 'pro-farmers policies' mentioned in parties' 2019 election manifesto are being implemented by PM Modi, not by them.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh addressing a rally at Dwarka in Delhi on 25 December 2020 | Twitter/@rajnathsingh

Try farm laws as experiment, amendments will be made if not beneficial — Rajnath to farmers

Addressing a rally at Dwarka in Delhi, Union Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated that the MSP will continue and that some people are trying to mislead farmers about these farm laws.
PM Narendra Modi at the virtual interaction with farmers Friday | ANI

Eye on 2021 polls, Modi hits out at Bengal & Kerala for ‘depriving, misleading farmers’

In an address Friday, PM Modi also appealed to farmers protesting the new laws to come to the negotiating table and talk on facts.

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