Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates | New Farm Laws Are Like ‘Death Warrants’, Says CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (file image)

The three farm laws passed by the Centre are “death warrants” for farmers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday, shortly after meeting a delegation of farmer leaders from western Uttar Pradesh.

“A detailed discussion took place with farmers from western UP over the three black laws. These laws are like a death warrant for farmers. If these laws are implemented, farming will go into the hands of a few corporates,” news agency ANI quoted the Delhi Chief Minister as saying.

Earlier on Saturday, a Delhi court reserved its order for January 23 on the bail application of Disha Ravi, who was sent on Friday to judicial custody for three days in relation to the ‘toolkit’ case.

Disha Ravi told the court through her advocate Siddhartha Aggarwal that she has no connection with Sikhs For Justice or Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF) “My history has nothing to do with Khalistan. My connection is not with Sikhs For Justice or Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF), ” she told the court through her lawyer.

Following the arrest, Greta Thunberg responded and said that freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest are non-negotiable human rights.

“Freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest and assembly are non-negotiable human rights. These must be a fundamental part of any democracy,” She wrote on Twitter.

Congress general Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday addressed a kisan panchayat in Baghra area of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.

“For 90 days, lakhs of farmers have been sitting and struggling peacefully on the border, 215 farmers were martyred. The border is made as if it’s the country border. The farmers were called traitors, terrorists, parasites, agitators. I believe that the heart of our country is the farmer,” she said.

Meanwhile, after the district administration in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal denied permission to Saturday’s ”Maha Panchayat” of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait due to rising COVID-19 cases, its organiser- Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) said it is firm on holding the public meeting there.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure an urgent resolution of the ongoing farm unrest by the Centre “to the satisfaction of the protesting farmers by addressing all their grievances.”

Earlier on Friday, the Delhi High Court asked media houses to ensure that no leaked investigation material is broadcast as it could affect the probe and directed Delhi Police to abide by its stand on affidavit that it has not leaked nor intends to leak any probe details to the press.

This comes after Disha Ravi, accused in the toolkit case, approached the Delhi High Court on Thursday seeking a direction to the Delhi Police to not leak any investigation material in relation to FIR filed against her to any third party, including the media.

Delhi police have released 20 more pictures of miscreants who were involved in the Republic Day violence.

The farmers are protesting against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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