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#Verified THREAD on names of 350+ dead in #FarmersProtest. I'll keep updating.

These are on #GodiMedia. Take pledge that you'll call each Godi worker a murderer. Those who are still with Godi are compromising on ethics to get privileges.

1️⃣ Kahan Singh, 65

2️⃣ Surinder, 60

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#Thread- Names of 350+ killed in #FarmersProtest

3️⃣ Kitab Singh, 58

4️⃣ Sukhdev, 63

5️⃣ Kamaljeet,

6️⃣ Lakhvir

7️⃣ Sukhbir Singh, 52

8️⃣ Dhanna, 45

9️⃣ Ravinderpal, 70

1️⃣0️⃣ Baldev, 77

1️⃣1️⃣ Deep Singh, 60

1️⃣2️⃣ Gajjan, 55

1️⃣3️⃣ Karnail

1️⃣4️⃣ Jugraj, 22

1️⃣5️⃣ Gurmeet, 67

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#Thread- Names of 350+ killed in #FarmersProtest

1️⃣6️⃣ Janak, 55

1️⃣7️⃣ Rajinder Kaur

1️⃣8️⃣ Bhag Singh, 76

1️⃣9️⃣ Labh, 68

2️⃣0️⃣ Gurdev

2️⃣1️⃣ Mewa Singh, 48

2️⃣2️⃣ Balbir

2️⃣3️⃣ Gurbachan, 80

2️⃣4️⃣ Ram, 42

2️⃣5️⃣ Kishan, 65

2️⃣6️⃣ Baba Ram, 65

2️⃣7️⃣ Ajay, 32

2️⃣8️⃣ Baljinder, 32

3/N
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@DrAmbardar @nytimes A huge thank you to Mr Babones for making an effort to investigate the facts behind the "protests" & displace some falsehoods, however, other key points have not featured in this report:
1. The Farm Laws are not a new set of reforms- these have been in debate & consultations 1/n
@DrAmbardar @nytimes for a number of decades. In fact even Congress included it in their 2019 manifesto. The claim that the Law was rushed through the Parliament is therefore grossly misleading.
2. NOT all the wealthy farmers are protesting the Law - only a miniscule number concentrated in 2/n
@DrAmbardar @nytimes Punjab & Haryana. India has a farmer population of around 150 million & typically only a few thousand attend these protests. That's not even 0.1%
4. Even the protests do not entirely relate to the substance of the Law. It's a well planned act of subversion by Khalistani 3/n
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Thread: 1/3

8 Crore business establishments went on a one day strike against #GST

1 Million #BankEmployee went on a two day #BankStrike against privatization of public sector banks.
#ModiMadeDisaster
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12 Lakh #FarmersProtests are sitting at 3 entry points of Delhi since last 110+ days & #300DeathsAtProtest have lost their lives during this protest.

One mass murderer @narendramodi refuses to listen. He campaigns in #Bengal in the name of democracy
#modiagainstcommonmen
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while quelling all dissent anywhere in the country. He wants to win #BengalElection2021 at any cost, even if it means fomenting trouble, riots, hate and bigotry.

And when he loses Bengal (which I believe he will), @JPNadda will take the blame....
#BJPFailsIndia
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Hello all! This is @SikhPA with our 3rd takeover of @NevilleSouthall's account!

Today we're talking to you about the biggest protest in history- the #FarmersProtest!

This protest in India has hundreds of millions of farmers & labourers participating & is over 100 days old!
The biggest protest in history!? Over 100 days old?

Yes that's right! So why haven't you heard about it?

Well some of you may have, but the likes of @piersmorgan are too busy bashing #HarryandMeghan to cover the biggest protest ever, so good old Neville Southall has stepped in!
A protest in India though? Why does that matter to the mostly Brit followers of Neville Southall we hear you ask?

All will be explained with tweets about corporate influence, fascism & even @rihanna! But first let us explain a few things...

Keep RTing & checking Nev's timeline!
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Thousands of women joined #farmersprotests on the outskirts of Delhi to mark #IWD2021, demanding the scrapping of new laws that open up agriculture produce markets to private buyers reut.rs/3qrI0yH
Since December, many farmers accompanied by their families have camped at three sites on the outskirts of the Indian capital to oppose the biggest farm reforms in decades, which they say hurt them
Wearing bright yellow scarves representing the colour of mustard fields, the women took center stage at one key site, chanting slogans, holding small marches, and making speeches through loudspeakers to target the laws
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Happy #InternationalWomenDay! Today #CFWIJ pays tribute to women journalists around the world, who continue to speak truth to power despite being persecuted through #threats, #harassment, and #imprisonment. #IWDwithCFWIJ
➡️bit.ly/3kY6AX4 Image
In 2020, #CFWIJ recorded 716 acts of persecution against women journalists across 92 countries. In the first two months of 2021 alone, we have catalogued 157 cases. #IWDwithCFWIJ
Read More Here: bit.ly/3ccZFVW Image
On #InternationalWomenDay, it is only appropriate we begin with @LoujainAlHathloul, who continued to persevere and today walks free, despite all the attempts by the state of #SaudiArabia to silence her. #IWDwithCFWIJ
Link: bit.ly/2OxTUd0 Image
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Its been more than 100 days since #FarmersProtests started and i went there again. The only other so well organised temporary setup i have seen is the Kumbh, that is what i felt, it was a feeling of pilgrimage there. So following is a thread of some videos i took
Farmers eat together, pray together and live together, they have got new friends and family here.
Nice and clean places to stay
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is struggling to beat back his biggest political challenge in years from #FarmersProtests movement which began with disgruntled farmers traveling to New Delhi on tractors and is now gaining wider support at home and abroad reut.rs/2NFZn1w
Simmering in makeshift camps housing tens of thousands of farmers since last year, the movement has seen a dramatic growth in recent weeks, getting backing from environmental activists, opposition parties and even A-list Western celebrities
At its heart are three new farm laws passed by the government last September.

The new farm laws allow private retailers to buy farm goods directly from growers, circumventing India’s government-controlled wholesale markets
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Delhi Court to shortly begin hearing anticipatory bail plea moved by Shantanu Muluk in #Toolkit FIR.

Hearing before Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana, Patiala House Court.

@DelhiPolice

#ShantanuMuluk #FarmersProstests
Advocate Vrinda Grover for #ShantanuMuluk.
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Lies and moral depravity of some in Indian media seem limitless.

Labelling farmers as separatists and terrorists; then moving onto Punjabi singers, global trade unionists, aid charities, climate activists and anyone speaking for #FarmersProtest human rights is beyond a farce.1/3
Don’t need lectures about patriotism from biased outlets when my grand & great-grandparents fought for Indian army.

Rest assured, baseless diatribe (further exposing shoddy journalism to global audience) won’t silence me from speaking truth to power & standing up for farmers.2/3
This comical “research”, which actually demeans journalism, accuses me of speaking at events I haven’t attended, receiving funding from Palestinian and Pakistani links, and being a racist too for good measure!
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#FarmersProtests

zeenews.india.com/india/khalista…

dnaindia.com/india/report-d…
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A Delhi Sessions Court will shortly pronounce its order in Disha Ravi's bail plea in #ToolKit FIR.

Order was reserved by Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana on February 20.

@DelhiPolice

#FarmersProtests #DishaRavi #ToolkitCase
Disha Ravi's one-day police custody with @DelhiPolice also ends today.

#DishaRavi #ToolKit
Opposing grant of bail, the Prosecution had raised apprehensions of evidence tampering.

Prosecution had alleged Ravi conspired with pro-Khalistani organisations to defame India and incite violence amid the #FarmersProtests.

#DishaRavi @DelhiPolice
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#Breaking: Disha Ravi produced before Delhi Court in connection with #Toolkit FIR.

Her three-day judicial custody ends today.

Hearing before Dr Pankaj Sharma, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House Court.

@DelhiPolice #FarmersProtests #DishaRavi
This is for further five days of police custody: Court

#DishaRavi
Prosecutor informs that Delhi High Court recently passed an order wherein media houses have been asked to ensure that reports are run based on verified sources.

#DishaRavi
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#Breaking: Disha Ravi produced before Delhi Court by Delhi Police after expiry of her police custody in #Toolkit FIR.

#DishaRavi #FarmersProtests

@DelhiPolice
Disha Ravi produced before ACMM Aakash Jain, Patiala House Court.

#DishaRavi #Toolkit

@DelhiPolice
Advocate Siddharth Agarwal in Court for #DishaRavi.

Prosecutor Irfan Ahmed for @DelhiPolice
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#BombayHighCourt will pronounce its verdict in the transit bail petition filed by lawyer and activist Nikita Jacob in the case registered by the Delhi Police pertaining to the “toolkit” related to the ongoing farmers protests.

#FarmersProtest
#NikitaJacob
#ToolkitCase
Justice PD Naik said yesterday that he would pass an order in Jacob's plea after perusing order of the Aurangabad Bench granting transit bail to activist Shantanu Muluk, another person implicated in the #ToolkitCase .

#FarmerProtests
#NikitaJacob

barandbench.com/news/litigatio…
Bench has assembled. The matter will be taken up shortly.

#FarmersProtest
#NikitaJacob
#ToolkitCase
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Modi Knows ...
Folks a Long Thread; Trust me it'll be worth ur while.

'Modi was right. We were wrong. Protesting farmers are checkmated!'
By
Ashish Shukla
9th Feb

I sense #FarmersProtests has lost its steam & this round goes to Modi, that is if there's still 2.0 waiting.

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Not just ears, I've kept my eyes & nose too on the grnd. I sense the squatting farmers are more like deadwt on Delhi borders than a heaving humanity.

It’s not my instinct alone. There were dots connecting this farmers’ protest and one-by-one each have begun to disappear.
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It’s just not @_YogendraYadav missing, or @rihanna and @GretaThunberg fading so quickly, or various kind of “Diwas” and “chakka-jams” being reduced to length of a matinee-show.

The biggest dots were politicians and press and those big guns have fallen silent.

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What can we learn from India's farmer protests?

@PLAAS webinar starting now. Click below to watch (now or later) and follow #FarmersProtests

j.mp/3jvxMeX
Most Indian farmers have less than 2 hectares! And depend on state-guaranteed prices for wheat & rice. This has been the foundation for smallholder agriculture for decades. It's this system which is under threat from new agricultural laws.

Siddharth Joshi, PhD #FarmersProtests
Restrictions on buying farmland by non-farmers and companies in Karnataka have been removed. These were meant to protect farming communities from dispossession by corporate interests. The squeeze on farmers means a crisis for rural people, says Joshi

#FarmersProtests
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#SupremeCourt to hear plea by @ShashiTharoor & various journalists including @sardesairajdeep, @vinodjose @MrinalPande1 who seek to quash the FIRs registered against them for allegedly "misreporting" and "spreading disharmony" over tweets & reports on the ongoing #farmersprotests
The others who have moved the #SupremeCourt for relief are journalists, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath and Anand Nath. The petitioners have reportedly termed the FIRs as frivolous while urging that they ought to be cancelled.
Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta: I want to be heard. List it tomorrow

CJI: we are only issuing notice. This is similar to another matter

Senior Adv Kapil Sibal: Please grant us protection from coercive steps.
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This thread will follow Feb 5 2021 thread [India
#FarmersProtests Goes Vogue] exploring sudden #celebrity uptake - as gov't struggled to contain #resistance.

Here we can study #GlobalCitizen & structure/mechanisms of such NGOs, financed to serve corporate/imperial interests. ImageImageImageImage
#GlobalCitizen model: nurturing of #celebrity worship as a "pop & policy" model to harvest/exploit targeted youth demographic. Via partnerships w/ #Rihanna, celebrities, influencers, athletes, - it intends to become world's "leading international voice, educator, & influencer". ImageImageImageImage
#GlobalCitizen is the Global Poverty Project, Inc.
UK: "We are a sub recipient of funding from the #Gates Foundation (via Global Poverty Project Inc)."

2019: $8,445,887.00 "To mobilize global public support for the Sustainable Development Goals" #SDGs

gatesfoundation.org/search#q/k=Glo… ImageImageImageImage
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Food for thought: #China's control of #Tibet is a threat to the #water security of #SouthAsia. The Tibetan plateau happens to be the largest water tank in the world. All major river systems originate there. 🗻🛶

#Uttarakhand #India #FarmBills2020

Ref: idsa.in
China uses river #water as a weapon. Some analysts have predicted even wars or war like situations resulting from the damming and diversion of Tibetan rivers. For 2 billion people, the rivers flowing from #Tibet constitute the lifeline. 🏔️🥤

#Uttarakhand #India #FarmBills2020
Diversion of waters from Nepalese rivers would directly affect the Ganga - the soul of the people living in #India and #Nepal.😟

China has so far not signed any bilateral treaty in regard to #water resources? 🏔️🛶
Ref: idsa.in

#Uttarkhand #FarmBills2020
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{Agri Reformist Act's Explanation}
1. Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Main Provisions :-
Now that the availability of the goods mentioned in the ECA,1955 is much more than the requirement in India, 1/n
Farm Laws #AtmaNirbharBharat #FarmBills2020 #farminglaws
Continue.., all the restrictions imposed in 1955 (prohibiting exports and prohibiting storage beyond a set limit) will be removed. Those items will be banned only in exceptional circumstances.
Farm Laws #AtmaNirbharBharat #FarmBills2020 #farminglaws #AgriculturalLaws 2/n...
Exceptional Circumstances👇
(1) War
(2) Famine
(3) Natural disaster
(4) Unusual price rise:- (Retail price) (A) 100% price increase in 1 year for commodities like vegetables, fruits etc.
(B) 50% price increase in 1 year for commodities like cereals, oilseeds etc.(1st Act)3/n
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1/6. Are those noisy Punjabis at Delhi’s gates “rich farmers?” The average monthly income of a farm household (avg. 5.24 persons) in that state was Rs. 18,059. Or a monthly per capita income of Rs. 3,450. (NSS 70th Round). Story link at end of thread.
#FarmersProtests
2/6. In Haryana: Farm household avg. 5.9 persons. Avg. monthly income Rs.14,434 or Rs. 2,450 per capita. That’s income from ALL sources: cultivation, livestock, wages/ salaries, non-farm businesses. Gee! Such wealth. What a ball these folks must be having.
#FarmersProtests
3/6. Sure they’re better off than farmers in, say, Gujarat: Farm household avg. 5.2 persons, Avg. monthly income Rs. 7,926 (or Rs. 1,524 per capita). All India average: farm household 5.1. Avg. monthly household income Rs. 6,426. Per capita barely Rs. 1,300
#FarmersProtests
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Highlights of MNS Chief Raj Thackeray’s press conference

• The farm law that the government has passed is not wrong. There may be a few shortcomings in that, which the respective state governments, as per their specific issues should coordinate with the central governments...
...and take it further. Power should be never be vested in the hands of a few people, that is the need of the hour and the people’s wish.
• The kind of security and surveillance present for the farmer's agitation is not required. This kind of patrolling mustn’t be present even on the borders of China or Pakistan.
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Chakka Jam: Extensive barricading at Delhi borders, Police on high alert to avoid another Red Fort-like incident | Catch the day's latest news and updates: bit.ly/2O6KqoV
Around 50,000 personnel of Delhi Police, Paramilitary and Reserve Forces deployed in Delhi-NCR region to maintain law and order situation here on Saturday, amid 'chakka jaam' call by the protesting farmers' representatives bit.ly/3twcDpn
Protesters block national highway near Shahjahanpur border (Rajasthan-Haryana), as part of 'Chakka Jaam' call given by farmers from 12 pm to 3:00 pm today
Catch the day's latest news and updates: bit.ly/2O6KqoV
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Thread.

India Farmers Protests Goes Vogue.

Celebrities, influencers – & British Vogue - suddenly interested in #FarmersProtests that began in Nov. Despite MASSIVE resistance, the protests have been largely ignored by Western influencers/NGOs, etc. So why now? Let's explore.
Twitter (tool of empire) promoted the #celebrity endorsement of Rihanna/Greta accounts – while it simultaneously banned/censored on the ground Indian farmers/activists. While highlighting Western #influencers, Twitter had deleted approx. 250 protest/alt media accounts in #India.
Rihanna/Thunberg accounts share CNN article which references Access Now, "an advocacy group which tracks internet freedom." In reality, Access began as an arm of Avaaz (Purpose), to destabilize #Iran. Another instrument of #empire.

More on Access Now:

wrongkindofgreen.org/2018/08/26/pur…
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