The protesting farmers reiterated that the proposed tractor rally on Republic Day will be peaceful. But they refused to call off their demonstration. Meanwhile, the NIA has sent summons to over 40 farm leaders for questioning in a case related to the banned outfit Sikhs For Justice. The Delhi Govt has moved the SC seeking a stay order on tractor rally.
Baldev Singh Sirsa, the leader of LBIWS farm union, has been summoned by NIA in a case connected with his ties with outlawed outfit, Sikhs for Justice. He will be questioned on SFJ’s Gurpatwant Singh for an alleged conspiracy to incite a rebellion against the Govt. LBIWS is one of the unions participating in talks with the Govt.
Donald Trump has become the first US President to be impeached for the second time. The House of Representatives has impeached Trump for inciting a riot at the US Capitol building last week. Trump has been charged with “inciting an insurrection”. House speaker, Nancy Pelosi said the President represented a clear danger to the nation.
The agitating farmers have welcomed the Supreme Court order staying the implementation of the controversial farm laws. But they rejected the court’s proposal to form a panel to continue discussion. They said they would not participate in the consultation process to be initiated by a 4-member committee. The farm unions insisted the repeal of the law.
The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to put on hold the implementation of the controversial farm laws until further orders. The court also suggested a panel of experts to continue the dialogue between farmers and the Centre, since the early negotiations were come out fruitless. It was to help arrive at a fair, equitable and just solution, it said.
The Karnataka Govt is said to be enacting 'Love Jihad Act' in the state. The Minority Welfare Minister Shrimant Balasaheb Patil said that the Govt is in contemplating the various legalities of the act and the law will soon be introduced. His comment came after the Supreme Court agreed to look into the legal validity of the similar laws enacted in UP.