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Amit Shah likely to join key farmer-ministers meeting

Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh have been protesting at the Delhi border since November 26.

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New Delhi, Dec 1: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to participate in a much-awaited meeting between farmers and a high-level cabinet ministers’ team here on Tuesday.

Sources said that Shah may join the meeting scheduled at 3 p.m. at Vigyan Bhawan in Central Delhi as demanded by the farmers.

The inputs came after Shah went through two back-to-back meetings on farmers issue at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President J.P. Nadda’s Motilal Nehru Marg residence on Tuesday in which union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal participated.

However, there is no official announcement on whether Shah, who has been engaged in two meetings since 11.30 a.m., would attend the meetings with a group of 36 farmer unions heading towards the venue.

Meanwhile, a source confirmed that Rajnath Singh, Tomar and Goyal will hold talks with farmer unions who would put forth their demands such as rollback of three farm laws enacted in September during the Monsoon Session of Parliament and new amendments to these legislations.

As the farmer unions have decided to accept Central government’s invitation to hold talks, the source said Shah is likely to be present in the talks so that they get an idea about their importance for the government.

Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh have been protesting at the Delhi border since November 26.

At present, these farmers have been protesting at Delhi’s Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders demanding that the Centre repeal the three farm laws enacted by Parliament.

They agreed to talks with the government on Tuesday afternoon after a three-hour long meeting at Singhu border followed by Agriculture Minister’s late-night invitation to them. Earlier, the government had decided to hold talks with the farmers on December 3.

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Delhi Police registers four FIRs in connection with farmers’ tractor parade

In a statement, the city police said protesting farmers violated the pre-decided conditions agreed upon for their tractor parade.

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New Delhi, Jan 26 : The Delhi Police on Tuesday registered four FIRs in connection with the protesting farmers‘ tractor parade in the national capital, officials said here.

“Three FIRs were registered in east district and one in Shahdara district on Tuesday,” a police official said.

Earlier in the day, the tractor parade meant to highlight the demands of the farmer unions dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the city as tens of thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort.

A protester died after his tractor overturned near ITO, one of the major flashpoints of the trouble.

In a statement, the city police said protesting farmers violated the pre-decided conditions agreed upon for their tractor parade.

“The farmers began tractor rally before scheduled time. They also resorted to violence and vandalism,” Delhi Police PRO Eish Singhal said.

“We followed all conditions as promised and did our due diligence but the protest led to extensive damage to public property,” he said.

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‘Jai Hind’, Modi wishes nation on Republic Day

Thereafter, the Prime Minister and other dignitaries will head to the saluting dais at Rajpath to witness the 90-minute-long Republic Day parade ceremony.

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New Delhi, Jan 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his greetings to the citizens of India as the country marked its 72nd Republic Day.

In a tweet both in English and Hindi, the Prime Minister said: “Wishing all the people of India a Happy Republic Day… Jai Hind.”

On this day in 1950, the Constitution of India came into force.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit the National War Memorial near the India Gate later in the day, from where he will lead the nation in paying solemn tributes to the fallen heroes by laying a wreath.

Thereafter, the Prime Minister and other dignitaries will head to the saluting dais at Rajpath to witness the 90-minute-long Republic Day parade ceremony.

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Tractor rally: farmers breach Delhi’s Red Fort in huge protest

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Thousands of farmers protesting at agriculture reforms have fought through police barricades and tear gas to enter Delhi’s historic Red Fort complex.

They were on foot and in tractors – part of a huge rally that was planned to coincide with India’s Republic Day.

Many protesters diverted from agreed routes and clashes broke out with police. One protester has died.

Mobile internet services have been suspended in parts of Delhi as security forces scramble to restore order.

The government says the reforms that spurred the protests will liberalise the agriculture sector, but farmers say they will lose income.

Tens of thousands of them have been striking on the outskirts of Delhi since November, demanding the laws be repealed. They rejected a government offer to put the laws on hold last week.

This is one of the longest farmers-led protests India has ever seen, pitting the community against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) government.

How did the protests turn violent?

Police agreed to allow Tuesday’s rally after several rounds of talks on the condition that it would not interrupt the annual Republic Day parade, which takes place in central Delhi. They gave farmers specific routes for their rally, which would largely be confined to the outskirts.

But farmers instead converged on the iconic 16th Century fortress. They breached security and clambered onto the walls and domes of the fort, even hoisting flags alongside the national flag.

By Tuesday afternoon, police said they had removed protesting farmers from the Red Fort complex, but the situation remains tense.

“We came here to deliver a message to the Modi government, our job is done. We will go back now,” one protesting farmer told NDTV.

While farmers at several entry points appear to have followed the agreed routes, a section of protesters broke through police barricades earlier in the day.

They marched towards central Delhi, where India’s parliament is located.

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