January 14: A farmer is dying every 14 hours and the Indian Government is still oblivious to their plight

1. Farmer Iqbal Singh Dhillon (48) of village Gander, Mukatsar Sahib has passed away due to heart attack after returning from Tikri Border. He was sent home on Monday due to poor health. We are losing one man every 14hrs compared to earlier 16.5hrs. This is the 78th death according to @Amaanbali on Twitter.
2. Another farmer committed suicide against new farm laws. Sucha Singh of Khokhar village of Gurdaspur District was protesting at Kahnwan toll plaza where he consumed poison.
3. Farmers’ protest enters 50th day of Delhi part of morcha, amid biting cold, fog at Delhi borders.
4. Bhupinder Singh Mann, one of the 4 members of the Supreme Court Committee resigns from the committee.He was removed by his farmer unions as its leader, which made him reflect on his position in the committee.
5. Dushyant Dave resigns from the position of President of SCBA (Supreme Court Bar association).
6. Punjab cabinet passed a resolution demanding MSP be made a statuary right. The resolution was passed unanimously. Cabinet also observed 2min silence for the fallen farmers.
7. The first meeting of SC appointed committee will be on 19th Jan. They will look to replace the 4th member who resigned.
8. Farmer leader Rakesh Takait has said that farmers unions will attend the talks with centre tomorrow.
9. Akali leader was forced to leave protest site by volunteers as they have strict policy of no politician policy. Sukhbir keeps speaking on stages in Punjab that he is running the morcha, but his cronies are not allowed to speak at morcha site.
10. Hindustan Times – More farmers, politicians and volunteers have arrived from states such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to join the protests at the Singhu Border against the three farm laws passed by the Centre. All Indian languages are represented at the morcha.
11. Women take lead roles in India’s farmers’ protest. The active participation of women in India’s farmers’ protests shows that the demonstrations are not only spaces of resistance and power but also of gender equity and empowerment. From article in The Conversation Canada by Dr Navjotpal Kaur PhD and Sumeet Sekhon from UBC.
12. Lakha Sidhana continues to go from Pind to Pind rallying farmers in Punjab to support the farmers. He is dropping a lot of home truths against both badals and Captain Amrinder.
13. English Farmers supporting Indian Farmers through UKs Landworkers’ Alliance Alliance have created a webpage about the Farm laws. They are part of La Via Campesina with 182 organizations in 81 countries made of farmers, peasants and activists around the world in Korea, Indonesia, Canada, Brazil, Kenya, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, United States, Pakistan and Portugal have sent their messages of solidarity to protesting farmers in India.
14. US congressmen will visit the Delhi farmer protest sites in February, if the farm laws are not repealed by then, says NRI philantropist from USA , Darshan Singh Dhaliwal, who is at the Singhu border where he has set up a tent city for thousands of protesting farmers.
15. Farmers movement’s second to Tamilnadu: Police arrested two bull runners who protested with black flag of agriculture laws during a jalikattu event in Madurai.
16. In an interview, Defence Minister and BJP stalwart Rajnath Singh said that he has confidence on Indian farmers that they would never spoil the Republic Day celebrations in Delhi.
17. The farmers who have been protesting for over two months, planned to hold a tractor parade on January 26 into Delhi. The farmers and their families have been gearing up for the tractor rally. “We are ready for the tractor march as the fight is not yet over. I have spent ₹60,000 on the music system. We will soon leave for Delhi after getting directions from the union leaders,” said Ramandeep Singh, one of the protestors.
18. Elderly Mata ji, goes to court to register her statement against Kangana Ranaut.
19. Usual troublemakers from Shiv Sena in Punjab make senseless video statement against farmers.
20. Mumbai Kisan protest scheduled for 16th January.
21. Veteran athlete Ravinder Singh Kaler started running from his village Sarhal Kajia to Singhu Border this afternoon.
22. Below is a picture one of the farmer that passed away and some of the many faces of the farmers who have passed away over the last 50 days.


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