LIVE: Farmers on Sunday announced they would hold the rally peacefully without disrupting the official Republic Day celebrations.
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 11:53 AM IST
The ongoing farmers agitation against the three contentious agricultural laws entered day 54 on Monday. Later in the day, the Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by the Centre seeking an injunction against the tractor rally announced by the protesting farmers for January 26, on the occasion of Republic Day, to build pressure on the government to repeal the laws. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, farmer unions leading the stir announced they would go ahead with the rally, which, they said, would be “peaceful” and carried out on the Outer Ring Road, without disrupting the official celebrations in Delhi.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde will hear Centre’s plea against the rally. Last week , a CJI-headed bench ordered an interim stay on the implementation of the laws and set up a four-member committee to handle the negotiations between the Centre and farmers. A total of nine meetings have failed to resolve the deadlock between the two sides. While the ninth meeting took place on January 15, the tenth one will take place on January 19.
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JAN 18, 2021 11:51 AM IST
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Farmers say will hold rally “peacefully”
Protesting farmers on Sunday announced they would hold the rally peacefully, on Delhi’s Outer Ring Road, without disrupting the official Republic Day celebrations.
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The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea filed by the Centre against the tractor rally which farmers aim to hold on Republic Day to build pressure on the government to repeal the three laws.
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