Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Congress, JDS Workers Detained During Karnataka Bandh

Karnataka Bandh Updates: The demonstrations were against two important amendments to the Karnataka Land Reforms Act and the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act passed by the Karnataka Assembly despite strong objection by the opposition parties, mainly the Congress and JD(S).

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Congress, JDS Workers Detained During Karnataka Bandh

Karnataka bandh news: Farmers in Karnataka have called for a statewide bandh today.

New Delhi:

Pro-farmer organisations backed by a number of other social and political outfits today staged protests across Karnataka over the amendments to the APMC and land reforms act.

The demonstrations were against two important amendments to the Karnataka Land Reforms Act and the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act passed by the Karnataka Assembly despite strong objection by the opposition parties, mainly the Congress and JD(S).

The amendment to the KLR Act lifts restrictions on purchasing agricultural land and enables any individual to purchase it.

Earlier, the law permitted only the farmers to purchase agricultural land in the state.

The repeal of certain provisions in the APMC Act through an amendment allows private players to directly purchase agriculture produce from farmers, which was prohibited earlier.

The protesters alleged that these laws will ruin the agriculture sector as people with moneybags will purchase agricultural land to convert their black money into white and turn agriculture land into real estate business.

Here are the live updates on farmers' protest:

Sep 28, 2020 22:40 (IST)
Delhi BJP starts campaign to reach out to farmers, dispel misconceptions about farm reform laws

The Delhi BJP on Monday launched a campaign to reach out to farmers in the national capital and dispel misconceptions about the farm reform laws, as protests erupted in neighbouring states against them.
Sep 28, 2020 22:23 (IST)
Congress trying to create confusion about Farm Acts: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the Congress was putting the interests of the farmers in jeopardy by trying to create confusion among the farmers about the three Farm Acts.
Sep 28, 2020 22:22 (IST)
Goa Congress protests against Centre's farm legislations
The Goa Congress on Monday held a protest at Raj Bhavan against the Centre's farm bills which were cleared by Parliament recently and got the president's assent.
Sep 28, 2020 21:35 (IST)
Sachin Pilot targets Centre over farm laws, accuses it of betraying farmers
Congress leader Sachin Pilot hit out at the Centre over the new farm laws on Monday and accused it of betraying farmers at a challenging time.

The former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan said the farm bills had deliberately been brought at a time when the economy is collapsing and farmers are suffering losses.
Sep 28, 2020 21:11 (IST)
Former civil servants issue statement in support of farm sector laws
A group of former public servants on Monday backed the farm reform laws enacted by the Modi government and claimed that "disinformation" is being spread over the issue to negatively impact the morale of farmers.
Sep 28, 2020 20:17 (IST)
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury urges West Bengal governor to withdraw, repeal agri laws

 leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday wrote a letter to West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, urging him to intervene and ensure that "Three Black Laws" withdrawn and repealed forthwith.
Sep 28, 2020 19:32 (IST)
Rajasthan Congress demands that new farm laws be withdrawn

The Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday submitted to Governor Kalraj Mishra a memorandum addressed to the President, seeking withdrawal of the agriculture-related new laws.

On behalf of the Congress Committee, the party's state president Govind Singh Dotasra and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot submitted the memorandum to Governor Mishra at the Raj Bhavan in Jaipur. 
Sep 28, 2020 18:53 (IST)
Haryana Congress holds protest against new agri laws, demands they be withdrawn

Haryana's main opposition Congress held a protest on Monday outside the party's state headquarters in Chandigarh against the agriculture-related new laws, with its leaders claiming these legislations will make 'Atmanirbhar' farmers "dependent" and leave them at the mercy of big corporates.

The Congress workers also raised slogans against the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Haryana, PTI reported. 

Sep 28, 2020 18:19 (IST)
Rallies, contact programmes, hoardings debunking Opposition propaganda on BJP's strategy to usher in 'historic farm laws'
To debunk the Opposition "propaganda" on the farm laws, Bharatiya Janata Party has directed its leadership to organise public rallies in every village to discuss agriculture sector reforms.

However, while organising mass awareness programmes regarding the historic laws, strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols to be observed, stated a communication sent to party leaders.
Sep 28, 2020 17:43 (IST)
DMK, allies protest against farm laws, Stalin says "ready to go to court"

DMK and its allies hit the streets across Tamil Nadu on Monday, protesting the three farm sector legislations with its chief MK Stalin saying his party was ready to challenge the Centre's contentious move in court.
Sep 28, 2020 17:42 (IST)
BJP hits out at Congress over tractor-burning incident near India Gate

The BJP on Monday blasted the Congress over the burning of a tractor near India Gate here, allegedly by opposition party workers, saying it has "shamed" the country with its "drama" aimed at publicity and "misleading" farmers.
Sep 28, 2020 17:03 (IST)
Common farmers are with government: Ramdas Athawale
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said common farmers are with the government as the recently passed agriculture laws are beneficial for them.
Sep 28, 2020 16:39 (IST)
Telangana: Congress protests against farm bills

Congress in Telangana on Monday staged a protest against the farm bills which were recently passed in Parliament and urged the President to withdraw them.
Sep 28, 2020 16:08 (IST)
Karnataka: Cong, JD(S), SDPI workers detained after farm laws protest

Workers of Congress, Janata Dal (Secular) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) were detained in Kodagu on Monday after they protested against the agriculture sector reform laws.

The police have detained the workers who were protesting in Madikeri of Kodagu district amid the statewide protest in Karnataka. Various farmer's organisations have also called a statewide bandh against the laws, ANI reported. 
Sep 28, 2020 16:07 (IST)
Sep 28, 2020 14:35 (IST)
Watch: If I have a tractor and I set it on fire, why should it bother anyone else?: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Sep 28, 2020 14:27 (IST)
Farmers Bill: Amarinder Singh Hits Out At Centre Over Farm Laws

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder, who held a sit-in today against the three controversial farm laws, attacked the central government as he said "what they've done is anti-national". Read Here 
Sep 28, 2020 14:10 (IST)
Karnataka: Indian National Trade Union Congress and Left parties protest against central and state governments in Hubli. 
Sep 28, 2020 14:01 (IST)
Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress protests against govt at party office. State Congress chief DK Shivakumar, state in-charge Randeep Surjewala & Siddaramaiah present.
Sep 28, 2020 13:21 (IST)
Karnataka: Police detain workers of Congress, JD(S) & SDPI, who were protesting in Madikeri of Kodagu district today, amid statewide protest.
Sep 28, 2020 12:33 (IST)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh holds a sit-in protest against the against Farm Bills.
Sep 28, 2020 12:08 (IST)
Statewide bandh in Karnataka today against #FarmBills, land reform ordinances, amendments to APMC and labour laws.
Sep 28, 2020 12:06 (IST)
Farmers Protest: Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene protest in Bengaluru

WATCH: Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene, and other organisations protest in front of Sir Puttanna Chetty Town Hall in Bengaluru.
Sep 28, 2020 11:28 (IST)
Karnataka Protest: JD(S) Workers Protest With Bike Rally In Shivamogga

Karnataka: JD(S) workers took out a bike rally in Shivamogga today, they were stopped by Police.
Sep 28, 2020 11:03 (IST)
Amid Protests Against New Farm Laws, Amarinder Singh To Hold Sit-In

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will hold a sit-in today against the three contentious farm laws, which have triggered protests across the country. President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday signed on the three bills - nearly a week after unprecedented drama in parliament - despite requests by several opposition leaders to send them back for discussion. Read Here
Sep 28, 2020 10:22 (IST)
Karnataka Protest: Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene and other organisations protest in Bengaluru

Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene, and other organisations protest in front of Sir Puttanna Chetty Town Hall in Bengaluru. Farmers' organisations have called statewide bandh today, against Farm Bills (now laws), land reform ordinances, amendments to APMC and labour laws.

Sep 28, 2020 10:20 (IST)
Tamil Nadu: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin takes part in a protest against Farm Bills (now laws) in Keezhambi village of Kanchipuram.
Sep 28, 2020 10:08 (IST)
Karnataka: Passengers arrive at Majestic Bus Station, Bengaluru despite a statewide bandh called by farmers' organisations.
Sep 28, 2020 09:34 (IST)
Karnataka: Protesters sit on a road in Hubli, in a bid to stop a bus amid statewide bandh today.
Sep 28, 2020 09:29 (IST)
Karnataka: Farmers' organisations offer flowers to shopkeepers in Hubli, requesting them to support today's statewide bandh.
Sep 28, 2020 09:26 (IST)
WATCH: Punjab Youth Congress workers stage a protest against the farm laws near India Gate in Delhi.
Sep 28, 2020 09:17 (IST)
Police deployed in Kalaburagi in the wake of a statewide bandh called by farmers' organisations.
Sep 28, 2020 09:16 (IST)
All India Kisan Sabha and other farmer organisations protest in front of Hemavathi statue in Hassan and hold bike rally.

Sep 28, 2020 09:06 (IST)
Tractor Set On Fire At India Gate In Delhi To Protest Farm Bills

A tractor was set on fire near India Gate in Delhi this morning during protests against the contentious farm laws, which have triggered protests across the country. The police have removed the tractor and the fire has been put out by the fire department. Read Here


Sep 28, 2020 09:00 (IST)
AICC general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala asked Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to repeal the amendments to the APMC Act.
Sep 28, 2020 08:58 (IST)
Passengers arrive at KSRTC bus station in Mangaluru, despite a statewide bandh called by farmers' organisations.
Sep 28, 2020 08:45 (IST)
Karnataka: Normal traffic movement seen in Shivamogga this morning, in the wake of a statewide bandh called by farmers' organisations.
Sep 28, 2020 08:44 (IST)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will hold a sit-in today against the three contentious farm laws, which have triggered protests across the country. President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday signed on the three bills - nearly a week after unprecedented drama in parliament - despite requests by several opposition leaders to send them back for discussion.
Sep 28, 2020 08:44 (IST)

Farmers groups in Karnataka have called for a statewide bandh today to protest five controversial agriculture-related legislations - three passed by parliament last week (and signed into law by President Ram Nath Kovind today) and two passed by the state Assembly on Saturday.