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What Are 4 Bills Passed by Punjab Vidhan Sabha To Counter India’s New Farm Laws?

On 20 October 2020, Punjab state assembly called Vidhan Sabha passed four bills in its attempt to 'counter' three new agricultural laws passed by Union Government of India. The bills were introduced and passed on Tuesday (20 Oct.) during second day of special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

The Punjab Essential Commodities (Special Provisions And State Amendment) Bill, 2020

On 20 October 2020, Punjab state assembly called Vidhan Sabha passed four bills in its attempt to 'counter' three new agricultural laws passed by Union Government of India. The bills were introduced and passed on Tuesday (20 Oct.) during second day of special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

The Code of Civil Procedure (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020

The preamble of this act says that this bill is "to amend the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 to provide for protection to the farmers from attachment of land as a consequence of the farming agreements to safeguard his livelihood".

The Punjab Farmers Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) (Special Provisions And State Amendment) Bill, 2020

Full Text and Copy of Punjab Farmers Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) (Special Provisions And State Amendment) Bill 2020.

The Punjab Farmers (Empowerment And Protection) Agreement On Price Assurance And Farm Services (Special Provisions And State Amendment) Bill 2020

On 20 October 2020, Punjab state assembly called Vidhan Sabha passed four bills in its attempt to 'counter' three new agricultural laws passed by Union Government of India. The bills were introduced and passed on Tuesday (20 Oct.) during second day of special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

3 Bills in Punjab Assembly to Counter India’s 3 New Farm Laws – Initial Details

As per The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment Bill no sale of paddy and wheat in Punjab will be valid unless it is paid equal to or over MSP. Imprisonment of three years and a fine in case anybody compells a farmer to sell his agricultural produce below MSP.

Nagas Will Never Join Indian Union, Nor Accept India’s Constitution: NSCN (I-M) Chief Muivah

An online news portal 'The Wire' has published a piece penned by renowned journalist Karan Thapar which is said to be based on interview of Naga freedom movement leader and NSCN (I-M) chief  Thuingaleng Muivah.

Farmers’ Unions Decide to Talk to GoI But Protests to Continue for Now

Thirty farmers' unions, active in Punjab, have decided to hold talks with the Government of India over new controversial agriculture laws enacted by the BJP government.

Indian Government Extends Fresh Invite for Talks to Farmers’ Unions Protesting in Punjab

The Government of India (GoI) on Sunday extended a fresh invitation to Punjab’s farmers’ unions, who have been protesting against the new farm laws, for holding talks on issue on October 14. The invite is extended in second time with in a week.

After Behbal Kalan Case, Ex-DGP Sumedh Saini Also Named As Accused in Kotkapura Firing Case

A Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan police firing of 2015, has nominated former Punjab Director General of Police as an accused in related case registered at Kotakpura city police station in 2018.

China Has Deployed 60,000 Soldiers at LAC; India Needs US in This Fight: says Mike Pompeo

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country has deployed 60,000 soldiers at its border with India. He also said India “absolutely need the United States to be their ally and partner in this fight”.

Farmers, Experts Rue That India Blocks Punjab’s Potential of International Trade of Agricultural Products

As farmers’ dharna on the Amritsar-Delhi railway tacks completed 14 days on Wednesday, many protesters recalled how they had sat at the same track for seven weeks in 2016 to push state government to pursue better marketing of Punjab Basmati in Iran and other middle eastern countries. They also rued that due to diplomatic reasons, Punjab was not able to fully realise the potential of trading its agri-products through the Wagah border.

Farmers’ Struggle: Right to Price Determination & Freedom of International Trade Should be Demands

In this video S. Malkeet Singh advocates that Right to Price Determination, Right to Natural Resources and Freedom of Commerce & International Trade should be demands of farmers' struggle.

Modi Govt Intimidating Amnesty for Exposing State’s Complicity in Delhi violence, says Dal Khalsa

Dal Khalsa slams the Indian government for stoking the climate of fear psychosis through “terror tactics” compelling Amnesty International India to shut down its services in the country.

Struggle Should Be For Right To Price Determination, Direct International Trade and Right over Natural Resources: A Joint Statement

More than thirty activists, opinionists, professionals, farmers have issued a joint statement on Farmers' struggle putting forward a viewpoint that instead of merely reacting on issues, the conditions which create these issues must be addressed.

Babri Masjid Demolition Case: All 32 Accused Including LK Advani Acquitted

A special CBI court in Uttar Pradesh (UP) today acquired all 32 accused in Babri Masjid demolition case.

Amnesty International India Halts Its Work In India; Cites Reprisal From Government Of India

The complete freezing of Amnesty International India’s bank accounts by the Government of India which it came to know on 10 September 2020, brings all the work being done by the organization to a grinding halt. The organisation has been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work. This is latest in the incessant witch-hunt of human rights organizations by the Government of India over unfounded and motivated allegations, Amnesty International India said today.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s Resignation: Face-Saving by Badals

Caught in a complex situation Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has attempted to save its face on agriculture ordinances issue by tendering resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Cabinet. SAD (B), a political ally of BJP, was given cabinet berth in BJP led Union government.

SCI Stays Sumedh Saini’s Arrest; Judge Asks Why There is Hurry to Arrest Him?

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today stayed arrest of former Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini in Balwant Singh Multani murder case. The case was heard by a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah.

Indian Supreme Court to Hear Petition of Sumedh Saini in Balwant Singh Multani Murder Case Today

A petition moved by former DGP and murder accused Sumedh Saini is listed for hearing in the Indian Supreme Court for Tuesday (September 15). Sumedh Saini has been hiding to avoid his arrest after his anticipatory bail petition is dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Balwant Singh Multani murder case.

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