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Farmers Protest: Haryana extends mobile internet suspension in 7 districts till February 19

Farmers Protest: The farmers from Punjab began their march to Delhi on February 13 but were stopped by security personnel at Shambhu and Khanauri points on Punjab's border with Haryana. The protesters have stayed put at the two border points since then.

Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika New Delhi Updated on: February 17, 2024 23:27 IST
Farmers perform Ardas amid protest at the Shambhu Border
Image Source : PTI Farmers perform Ardas amid protest at the Shambhu Border during the Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) ‘Bharat Bandh’

Farmers Protest: Haryana Police fired tear gas shells to disperse protesting farmers when they moved towards the barricades at the Shambhu border near Ambala on Friday. Meanwhile, the industry body PHDCCI said it apprehends "severe hit" to trade and industry and loss of employment in the northern states from a lingering farmers' agitation which would result in economic losses of over Rs 500 crore daily. The fresh confrontation comes on the fourth day of the farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march, called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, to press the government to accept their demands, including a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for crops.

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  • 10:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    Farmers' protest: Haryana extends mobile internet suspension in 7 districts till Feb 19

    The Haryana government on Saturday extended the ban on mobile internet and bulk SMS services in seven districts by two more days till February 19 in the wake of the farmers' agitation. The affected districts are Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa. The government had earlier extended the suspension of mobile internet on February 13 and 15. In the order, additional chief secretary of Haryana T V S N Prasad said, "After assessment of the current prevailing law and order situation in the state, the conditions are still critical and tense in the districts of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa."

     

  • 10:30 AM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    BKU (Ugrahan) to protest outside BJP leaders' homes

    The Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) will on Saturday hold dharnas outside the residences of three senior BJP leaders in Punjab on the fifth day of the farmers' protest over their various demands, including a legal guarantee for MSP.

  • 10:22 AM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Shambhu border is blocked by police due to farmers' protest: Delhi-Panipat bus conductor

    A man working as a conductor on the Delhi-Panipat bus run by Haryana government, at Delhi's ISBT Kashmere Gate, says, "Shambhu border is blocked by police due to farmers' protest. The passengers are not commuting as much due to this."

  • 10:20 AM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Government can bring a law on MSP through an ordinance: Sarwan Singh Pandher

    Sarwan Singh Pandher, General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee said, "Government can bring a law on MSP through an ordinance...Once the govt takes a decision to bring a law, then a solution can be found."

  • 8:18 AM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Farmers' agitation to cause Rs 500 cr economic loss daily to northern states: PHDCCI

    Industry body PHDCCI on Friday said it apprehends "severe hit" to trade and industry and loss of employment in the northern states from a lingering farmers' agitation which would result in economic losses of over Rs 500 crore daily. "A lingering agitation will cause Rs 500 crores economic loss daily and will have an impact on Q4 Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of northern states majorly Punjab, Haryana and Delhi," said Sanjeev Agrawal, President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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