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Farmers protest LIVE updates Day 7: Farmers unions on Wednesday demanded that a special Parliament Session be convened to repeal agricultural laws. Stay tuned for latest updates on farmers' protest

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Farmers protest live updates Day 7: Coming forward in support of agitating farmers, transporters' apex body AIMTC on Wednesday threatened to halt operations in northern India from December 8 if the government fails to address concerns of the farming community. The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) is the apex body of transporters, representing about 95 lakh truckers and other entities.

Farmers unions demanded that a special Parliament Session be convened to repeal the three agricultural reform laws.  today appealed to citizens to avoid Noida Link Road for going to Noida and use Highway-24 or Delhi Noida Direct (DND) Flyway instead. However, the Kalindi Kunj border is open for traffic movement.

Ahead of the second round of talks between the Centre and the representatives of protesting farmers, Union Home Minister held deliberations with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today on ways to dispel concerns over the new farm laws. 

The talks between the Centre and agitating farmer unions on Tuesday failed to end the standoff over the new farm laws, and the two sides will now meet again on Thursday. The farmer unions rejected the government's offer to set up a committee to look into issues raised by them and said they would intensify their stir until their demands were met.

Men and women, many of them with their children, have assembled at Delhi's borders in Singhu, Tikri and Gazipur to take part in protests against the new farm laws. Yesterday, hundreds of farmers gathered at the Noida-Delhi border too. Many protesters said that they had come prepared for a long haul with rations and other necessities.

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First Published: Wed, December 02 2020. 07:15 IST

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