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Samyukt Kisan Morcha's Balbir Singh Rajewal (centre) addressing the press in New Delhi | Representational image: ANI

Cracks appear in Samyukt Kisan Morcha as some unions make ‘political moves’ ahead of Punjab 2022

Farm leaders like Gurnam Singh Chaduni say agitations and political activities can go hand in hand, but other Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) say politicking farmers will be shown “black flags”.
Representational image of wheat sacks at a warehouse | ANI

Why legal guarantee for MSP — the other demand of protesting farmers — is a lose-lose proposal

After the repeal of farm laws, protesting farmers now want govt to make MSP a legal guarantee for all 23 crops covered under the safety-net framework.
Sikhs in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh (representational image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Guru Nanak vs RSS guru Hedgewar—farmer protests showed how Sikhs have a lesson for India

Whenever India's farm sector was in jeopardy, Sikh-Punjabi farmers fought for their rights. The BJP underestimated them.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.
Farmers protest at the Haryana-Delhi border at Singhu | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Protests, failed talks, violence, deaths — timeline of farm laws before Modi govt’s U-turn

Announcing repeal of farm laws, PM Modi appealed to farmers to return home, said govt will set up panel of scientists, farmer groups and officials to address all issues.
Farmers during tractor rally in New Delhi on 26 January 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Punjab govt offers Rs 2 lakh compensation to 83 people arrested for 26 January rally

Thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with the police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort on Republic Day.
(From L) BJP block president Shubham Mishra's grandfather Shyam Manohar, father Vijay Mishra and mother Sushma at their house in Lakhimpur city | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Where Lakhimpur was a challenge to report, ground stories help to break ‘us’ vs ‘them’ binary

Truth be told, Lakhimpur was like trying to fit different puzzles together. That's why we didn't chase every video clip.
File photo of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait | ANI

Samyukt Kisan Morcha will oppose BJP in UP polls, won’t support any party: Rakesh Tikait

The BKU leader also visited the family of the man who was allegedly killed in police custody in Agra and demanded a compensation of Rs 40 lakh and government job to his kin.
Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh | Photo: Sajid Ali | ThePrint

Congress tried to push me out in ‘ignoble way’, don’t want to go as a failure: Amarinder Singh

In a conversation at ThePrint’s 'Off The Cuff'', Capt. Amarinder Singh says 'I have done everything in my power for 52 years for my country, I am not ready to go to pasture'.
Farmers protest at the Haryana-Delhi border at Singhu | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Man’s body with a hand chopped off found near farmers’ protest site in Haryana’s Kundli

In a viral video clip, some Nihangs standing near the body can be heard saying the deceased has been punished for desecrating the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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