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LIVE: Shubhkaran will not be cremated till FIR is registered, say farmers

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Farmers holding flags march during their ongoing protest over various demands, including a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for crops, at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu Border, in Patiala district (PTI Photo)

The cremation of young farmer Shubhkaran Singh, who died amid clashes between Haryana Police and Punjab farmers, will not take place till the Punjab government registers a case against those responsible it, farmer leaders said today.

Shubhkaran Singh, 21, died on Wednesday at Khanauri border point on the Punjab-Haryana border amid clashes between Haryana Police and Punjab farmers.

Haryana cops today said that they were withdrawing the earlier decision to invoke provisions of the National Security Act (NSA) against some farmer leaders who are part of the ongoing farmers' agitation.

Cops in Ambala district have said that any loss to the government and private property during the protest will be compensated by attaching the property and seizure of bank accounts of the protestors. A release from the Ambala police, from February 13, 2024, states that continuous efforts are being made by the farmer organizations to break the barricade imposed on Shambhu Border. The release also stated that attempts are being made to spoil the law and order by pelting stones at the police administration and creating ruckus.? If public property is damaged by the agitators during the movement, there is an amendment in the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act 1984 (PDPP Act) under the provisions of the Supreme Court in which, the people who caused damage to public property during the movement or called for the movement and the officials of that organization are held responsible for any damage caused," the official release said".

Union Minister Arjun Munda on Thursday stated that the Centre is dedicated towards the welfare of the farmers and trying to resolve the issue through dialogue.? "The Government of India is continuously working and dedicated towards the welfare of the farmers. Just yesterday, in the case of farmers, the fair and remunerative price of sugarcane was fixed at Rs 340 per quintal. We are dedicated to the farmers and are working under the leadership of PM Modi," the minister said. He further said that the Agriculture Ministry is working on the concerns raised by the Farmers' associations. "The Central Government is mulling over seriously some of the points raised by some Farmers' associations. Whatever favourable can be done for the farmers would be done through dialogue. The Agriculture Ministry is working on it. The manner in which the centre has worked for the benefit of the farmers is commendable. Farmers get direct money through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme," he said.
10:46 PM

Farmers' protest: Will decide next course of action on Feb 29, says farmer leaders on 'Delhi Chalo' call

Farmer leaders Friday said they will decide their next course of action on their 'Delhi Chalo' call on February 29, and announced a candle march on Saturday and burning of Centre's effigies two days later.

A decision to this effect was taken Friday evening by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (KMM), which are spearheading the ongoing agitation at the Shambhu and Khanauri border points between Haryana and Punjab over various demands including a legal guarantee for MSP.

8:13 PM

Farmers' protest: Don't think any other state done as much for farmers as we have, says Haryana CM Khattar

As farmers continue their protest at the Delhi-Haryana border, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, in a free-wheeling conversation with ANI, said that he doubts whether any other state has done as much for famers as his.

"The opposition is troubled when we talk about farmers. Farmers are our Annadatas. So we look into their problems. I don't think any other state has done as much for farmers as we have," the Chief Minister said.

7:06 PM

Farmers' protest: Police hurl tear gas shells to prevent farmers from going to Khanauri

Police on Friday lobbed tear gas shells to disperse farmers who were heading to the Khanauri border point of Punjab and Haryana.

Farmers were going to the Khanauri border from Kheri Chopta village in Hisar-Narnaund road when police fired tear gas canisters.

Farmers, gathered on call by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha for a 'Delhi Chalo' march, have been camping at the Khanauri border of Punjab and Haryana for the past few days.

6:21 PM

Farmers' protest: Samyukta Kisan Morcha observes 'black day', burns effigies of BJP leaders

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) observed a "black day" on Friday and burnt effigies of BJP leaders in protest against the Haryana Police's action against agitating farmers camping at two of the state's border points.
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The call was given by the SKM on Thursday to mourn the death of Shubhkaran Singh, who died in clashes between the Haryana Police and farmers from Punjab.
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The incident took place on Wednesday when the farmers taking part in a "Delhi Chalo" march organised by their unions rushed to the multi-layer barricades set up by authorities to prevent them from proceeding with their plan and clashed with police at the Khanauri border point between Punjab and Haryana.
5:04 PM

Shubhkaran Singh's cremation will not take place till Punjab govt registers FIR, say farmer leaders

The cremation of Shubhkaran Singh, who died amid clashes between Haryana Police and Punjab farmers, will not take place till the Punjab government registers a case against those responsible it, farmer leaders said today. This came hours after Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore and a government job for Shubhkaran's sister.
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Subhkaran Singh, 21,? died on Wednesday at Khanauri border point on the Punjab-Haryana border amid clashes between Haryana Police and Punjab farmers. This happened when the farmers rushed to the barricades, several layers of which had been erected by Haryana officials to prevent farmers from proceeding with their march, and clashed with police. The medical superintendent of Patiala-based Rajindra Hospital said that Subhkaran had an injury to his head.
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3:50 PM

Those who are responsible for Shubhkaran's death should be booked under sec 302 IPC: Farmer leader Pandher

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher in Patiala says, "Case under section 302 IPC should be registered against those who are responsible for the death (of a farmer). We will take a decision (on moving to Delhi) after today's meeting."
3:43 PM

Congress slams BJP's s stance on farmers' protest

1:35 PM

Farmers' protest LIVE update: Haryana Police withdraws move to invoke NSA against farmer leaders

Haryana police officials today announced that they were withdrawing the earlier decision to invoke provisions of the National Security Act (NSA) against some farmer leaders who are part of the ongoing farmers' agitation.

This comes a day after Ambala police issued a statement saying that it was implementing the process of detaining office bearers of the protesting farmer outfits under section 2(3) of the National Security Act, 1980, to maintain law and order and prevent criminal activities.

12:07 PM

Farmers' protest LIVE news: SKM observes 'Black Friday' today

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) is observing 'Black Friday' today in the wake of? the death of a 24-year-old farmer, Shubhkaran Singh.?
12:04 PM

Farmers protest march LIVE updates: Ambala Police revoke NSA against farmer leaders

Sibash Kabiraj, IGP Ambala Range, said," "This is to clarify to all concerned that the matter of invoking provisions of the National Security Act on few farm union leaders of district Ambala has been reconsidered and it has been decided that the same will not be invoked. Haryana Police appeals to the protestors and their leaders to maintain peace and co-operate with the authorities in maintaining law and order," said Sibash Kabiraj, IGP Ambala Range."
11:48 AM

Punjab CM declares Rs 1 cr compensation for kin of Punjab farmer Shubhkaran Singh killed in police firing

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has declared that the family of Shubhkaran Singh, who tragically lost his life during the farmers' movement at the Khanuri border, will receive financial aid of Rs 1 crore from the Punjab government. He has also assured that his younger sister will be offered a government job. He further promised that adequate action would be taken against the culprits.
11:15 AM

Samyukta Kisan Morcha calls for nationwide mobilisation of farmers in support of farmers' demand

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called for a massive mobilisation of farmers across the country in support of its demands and against the "repression" of the farmers movement in the country. According to an official statement, "The SKM General Body (GB) on Thursday decided to organise a massive mobilisation of farmers with a slew of programmes to be observed all over India in support of its demands and against the repression of the farmers' struggle."
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"The GB paid homage to martyr Shubh Karan Singh who died in police firing yesterday when the Haryana police crossed the border illegally and shot at the protesters. The police also damaged several tractors of farmers at the protest site," it said.
11:09 AM

Farmers are 'annadatas', Centre ready for talks: Anurag Thakur

Arguing that the Modi government has taken various steps to ensure higher income for farmers, Union minister Anurag Thakur has said that the central government is ready for talks with protesting farmers who are our "brothers" and "annadaatas." Thakur said, "We were ready for talks earlier and are ready even today and will be ready to discuss their issues even in future."
11:04 AM

Punjab govt is insulting our martyrs, says farmer leader Pandher

?"Dialogues were being held with the Punjab Government after the death of Shubhkaran Singh...All our demands were accepted, that case u/s 302 (murder) be filed against those who attacked, that Punjab Government give the status of 'martyr' to Shubhkaran Singh, that discussions on compensation were held with his family, and that a Board will be constituted for his postmortem & its videography will be done...It has been more than 14 hours now but Punjab Government is not giving any answer. So, Shubhkaran Singh's body is lying in the hospital. Punjab Government is insulting the martyrdom of our martyrs, this is condemnable. They are saying that the site of the incident will have to be investigated - whether it is located in Punjab or Haryana...I don't think we will be able to perform the last rites of Shubhkaran Singh as of now. The dialogues with the Punjab Government are yet to complete," says farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher.?
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10:16 AM

Farmers' protest LIVE: SKM to observe 'Black Friday' today

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) will observe a 'Black Friday' today following the death of a protesting farmer on the Punjab-Haryana border.?
9:00 AM

Farmers' protest news updates: Protesting farmers to pay any loss to public property, says Ambala Police

Ambal police said ina release that any loss to the government and private property during the protest will be compensated by attaching the property and seizure of bank accounts of the protestors. A release from the Ambala police, from February 13, 2024, states that continuous efforts are being made by the farmer organizations to break the barricade imposed on Shambhu Border.

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First Published: Feb 23 2024 | 9:08 AM IST

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