Editorial: Tweet trouble

Days after the Central government warned Twitter of ‘penal action’ over not complying with parts of its order to remove various tweets and block certain accounts over content related to the farmers’ protest, Twitter said on Wednesday it has taken action on more than 500 accounts and reduced visibility of some hashtags in India to comply with ‘several’ orders from the Indian government. Continue Reading

Editorial: Green, red, white

Known for their association with green, some sections of farmers have now resorted to red, so to speak. For, a tractor march meant to highlight farmers’ demands dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the national capital on Tuesday, as hordes of rampaging protesters broke through barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and delivered a national insult — hoisting a religious flag from the rampart of Red Fort, a privilege reserved for India’s tricolour. Continue Reading

Farmer leaders firm on stance, reject alternative to demands

There is no alternative to farmers’ demands of legal guarantee for MSP and repealing the new agri laws, farmer leaders said on Thursday, a day after talks between the Centre and the protesting unions remained deadlocked over the two contentious issues. Continue Reading

Farmers to meet today to decide on Centre’s offer

The protesting farmer unions met on Friday to discuss the government’s latest letter inviting them for talks, with some of them indicating that they may decide to resume their dialogue with the Centre to find a solution to the ongoing deadlock over the three contentious agri laws. Continue Reading

We want ‘concrete solution’: Farmers to Centre

Farmer leaders on Monday said they are always ready for dialogue as long as the government is offering a ‘concrete solution’, but claimed that there is nothing new in the Centre’s latest letter to them seeking a date for the next round of talks, while they will be meeting today to discuss further action. Continue Reading

Farmers reject govt’s offer, to intensify protests

Farmer leaders, who on Wednesday rejected the government’s proposal to amend three controversial farm laws, have announced that they would intensify their agitation by blocking the Jaipur-Delhi and the Delhi-Agra expressways by Saturday, and escalating it to a nationwide protest on 14 December. Continue Reading