Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: 'Will make govt repeal agri laws,' farmers' unions harden stance; agitation enters Day 21

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AMU students extend support to protesting farmers

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students on Tuesday urged President Ram Nath Kovind to intervene in farm laws issue and demanded that the legislations be revoked.

The students also staged a protest and extended their full support to farmers agitating against the laws at various Delhi border points since the last week of November.

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Farmers to block Delhi-Noida border today

The farmers will completely block another key border point - the Chilla Border between Delhi and Noida in Uttar Pradesh - on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is expected to hear a petition seeking a direction to the authorities to remove the farmers protesting near Delhi. 

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Farmers' leaders harden stance, say will 'make govt repeal farm laws'

Bharatiya Kisan Union President Jagjit Singh Dallewala has said the farmers’ unions will make the government repeal the three agricultural laws. The farmers’ agitation near Delhi entered the 21st day on Wednesday.

Farmers Protest LATEST Updates: Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border on Tuesday, farmer leaders said the fight over the new farm laws has reached a stage where they are "determined to win it no matter what".

The farmers also threatened to completely block Delhi-Noida on Wednesday (16 December).

This came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the agriculture reforms are exactly what the farmers’ bodies and the Opposition parties wanted. The prime minister once again reiterated his support for the three contentious farm laws and accused Opposition parties of misleading the protesting farmers.

Modi’s comments came as the protesting farmers camped out near Delhi for the 20th straight day on Tuesday. They remain adamant on the demand that the Centre repeal the three laws. The government has time and again made it clear that would not scrap the farm laws, but is willing to make amendments.

'Will make govt repeal laws'

Hardening their stance on the three new agri laws, farmer leaders Tuesday said they will "make" the government repeal these legislations, and asserted their fight has reached a stage where they are "determined" to win it no matter what.

They said they will completely block the Chilla Border between Delhi and Noida on Wednesday to press for their demands.

Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border, farmer leader Jagjeet Dallewal said, "The government is saying ''we won't repeal these laws'', we are saying we will make you do it."

"The fight has reached a stage where we are determined to win no matter what," he said.

AMU students extend support to protesting farmers

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students on Tuesday urged President Ram Nath Kovind to intervene in farm laws issue and demanded that the legislations be revoked.

The students also staged a protest and extended their full support to farmers agitating against the laws at various Delhi border points since the last week of November.

AMU students, including former leaders of the students' union, also observed "Black Day" at the campus to mark the same day last year when about 50 students protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) had been injured in police action.

They also held a a candle light march and handed over a memorandum to senior university officials, which was addressed to the President, demanding immediate repeal of the farm laws and the CAA.



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