To commemorate the protests and that were a huge part of our lives in 2021, here we have four poetries from 'Witness - The Red River Book of Poetry of Dissent (2021)'
In his new book 'Ramrao: The Story of India's Farm Crisis', journalist Jaideep Hardikar has penned the painful story of Ramrao Panchleniwar, a farmer from Vidarbha, who attempted suicide back in 2014.
The ruling BJP and main opposition party Congress have issued whips to their MPs to be present on the day, while the later has also demanded a resolution for the farmers who died during the protests against the three laws.
The winter session of Parliament will start from Monday, and on the first day of it, new bill to repeal contentious three farm laws will be introduced.
Former Chief Minister and Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah:'The restoration of early statehood and Article 370 is the only way forward. Otherwise, Kashmiris will continue to bleed and there will be hardly any progress in this part of the world'.
The movement against three new farm laws of the Centre began with a "Dilli Chalo" programme on November 26-27 last year. Since then, the farmers have been camping at three border points of Delhi-Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur.
Commuters travelling from Ghaziabad to Delhi are advised to take alternative Vikash Marg/GT Road to Delhi, said the Delhi Traffic Police on Friday owing to the completion of one year of farmers' protest.
SKM leader,BKU (Rajewal) President Balbir Singh Rajewal told, 'thousands of farmers from Punjab,Haryana, UP and Uttrakhand are arriving at the morcha sites around Delhi with tractors and ration and other supplies.'
According to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson, the protestors would also question the Centre on its claims of doubling farmers' income.
The announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take back the farm laws is unprecedented. It can have far-reaching consequences provided civil society seizes the opportunity.
Repeal of New Farm Laws: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has sought immediate resumption of talks with the government, withdrawal of cases against farmers and a memorial for those who lost their lives during the agitation.
On November 7, the musician released his new song 'Sek,' an emotional musical on the plight of protesting farmers, the song focuses on the deaths of farmers during the protests and talks about the sorrow that their families have to face.
The Union cabinet will be take up the bills for approval of the withdrawal of three farm laws on Wednesday.
The Samajwadi Party cited the recent statements of Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra and BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj in which they had stated that the farm laws could be brought back if needed.
Samyukt Kisan Morcha(SKM’s) core member said: ‘Our call of tractor march to Parliament still stands. A final decision on the future course of the agitation and MSP issue will be taken in a meeting of the SKM at Singhu Border on Sunday’.
Priyanka Gandhi also sought removal of Mishra from his post over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which his son is an accused.
Varun Gandhi thanked Modi for announcing the decision to repeal the three farm laws. Also said many innocent lives could be saved if this decision was taken earlier.
Many celebrities come in support of the protest but the Punjabi music industry took their support to next level. From participating as volunteers at the protest sites to releasing songs for the protest. The songs played an important role in increasing the strength of the protests.
Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.PTI Photo
Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.PTI Photo
Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.PTI Photo
Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.
Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.
Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.
On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.