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2 years ago, today farmers started towards Delhi !

The complete Story behind #FarmersProtest, from 25 Feb 2020 to 11 January 2022 !

Did you know #FarmersProtest was going to start on 20’th March, which got delayed to 25/26’th Nov !

What happened in #FarmersProtest
In it's, 2020 report CACP recommended restricting MSP procurement from #Punjab & #Haryana. This was taken seriously by many; Balbir Singh Rajewal was amongst them; in Feb 2020, we invited MLA's from all Punjab political parties to Kisan Bhawan in Chandigarh, & shared our concerns Image
.@sunilkjakhar, then president of Congress; @Sandhwan, current Punjab Assembly Speaker, & many MLA's of Congress, AAP & SAD assured us that they are with the farmers, & will fight tooth & nail against any move by the Center Govt, to curtail MSP procurement from Punjab & Haryana ! Image
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This month, the dramatic #FarmersProtests in the Netherlands have captured the media's attention.

Today, we take a look at what the coverage got wrong about the #boerenprotest and the #BigAg interests many journalists failed to mention.👇 1/19… Image
🚫Most reports failed to mention 8 major companies that have an interest in protecting the status quo:

🐷 meat: @VionFoodGroup, @VanDrieGroup & @PlukonFoodGroup
🌽 feed: Van Heus, For Farmers & @Agrifirm
🐮 dairy: @FrieslndCampina
💵 finance: @RaboFoodAgri

🔍"The Mighty Eight try to be invisible because the more it is seen as a #farmer protest and not the big industry behind it, the better,” says @FrankMechielsen, @feedback_europe.

@Agrifirm even supported the #boerenprotest financially, @NOS reports. 3/19…
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Are we seeing a massive turbulence in political landscape with PM announcing on #GuruPurab #KartikPurnima d repeal of three #FarmLaws ???
Do we see a big impact on d political fortunes of many a politicians ??
Imagine d fate of many a sponsors of #FarmersProtests !
Yes many a raised eyebrows and many a questions will be posed.
The Government will need to articulate well the climb down at this time. But rest assured Government will have a refurbished image as of now.
Many a doors will open up, many a windows will be closed. Fate of many politicians will be sealed, while many politicians will find hurdles and humps removed in their onward political journey. At the same time, it will ring alarm bells for many a politicians.
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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of state violence in #India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of #stateviolence. @project_polis

Follow the thread for more:
#DelhiPogrom: "CCTV Footage In Itself Not Sufficient To Prolong Incarceration": Delhi High Court Grants Bail To Man In Jail For 17 Months.…
#DelhiPogrom: "Adjournments Sought By SPPs, IOs In Very Casual Manner": Court Imposes 5K Cost As Salary Cut. @nupur_0111…
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Chairperson announced in #RajyaSabha today morning that he has admitted notice for discussion on #FarmersProtests
[even though he mentioned that he received notices on other issues also]

But as soon as MPs demanded, '#Pegasus, Pegasus', the House was adjourned till 12pm.
#RajyaSabha resumes at 12pm, only to be adjourned again immediately till 2pm.
Doesn't work for even a minute.

#RajyaSabha resumes
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs announces that Supplementary List of Business is issued, Taxation amendment Bill listed

Derek O'Brien objects, states that 30 Bills passed at 10 minutes per Bill, only 11% of Bill scrutinized by Committees, PM answered 0 Qs
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#DelhiHighCourt to continue hearing today matters concerning #COVID19 in Delhi.

The hearing is before Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh.

Track thread for live updates.

Bench assembles

Adv Dhananajay Grover mentions matter concerning #FarmersProtests : Tomorrow. May 26 will mark 6 months of farmer protests. Harvest season is over. BKU and farmer unions are coming to Delhi ...

Court: That is not an issue that we are looking

Adv Grover says there is a need to look at preparedness, there could be roadblocks, oxygen supply will be disrupted

Court declines to entertain matter, says oxygen supply is going on.

#DelhiHighCourt #COVID19India #FarmersProtests
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Farmers 'sowing' seeds for the third harvest.

That is it. That is the tweet
Wrong economic incentives always lead to wrong outcomes

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Delhi Court begins hearing bail plea filed on behalf of Deep Sidhu. Metropolitan Magistrate Sahil Gupta hearing the case. Advocate Abhishek Gupta appears for Sidhu

#DeepSidhu #TractorRally #RedFort #FarmersProtests
Gupta gives reasons why bail should be granted.

1. Both the FIRs contain identical offences.
2. Bail ought to be granted in second FIR as well.
3. Within a few hours of getting bail in first FIR, I was arrested for the second FIR in a malafide manner

#DeepSidhu #FarmersProtests
Sidhu has been in custody for more than 75 days. Both FIRs relate to same incident; registration of second FIR is an abuse of process: Gupta

#DeepSidhu #TractorRally #RedFort #FarmersProtests
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Delhi Court is hearing issue of Deep Sidhu's remand in connection with ASI FIR over damage to Red Fort during tractor rally of January 26.

Hearing virtually before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Tis Hazari Court.

#DeepSidhu #FarmersProtests

Yesterday, Sidhu was remanded to one-day judicial custody by Duty Magistrate.

Sidhu was granted bail in another FIR pertaining to the Red Fort incident on Friday.

#DeepSidhu #FarmersProtest

Adv Abhishek Gupta says Deep Sidhu was in custody in the other FIR.
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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

#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

#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

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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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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.
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
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....
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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.


#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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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.


#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

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.

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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

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

#DishaRavi #Toolkit

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.

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 .

Bench has assembled. The matter will be taken up shortly.

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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!'
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.

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.
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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