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FILE PIC | Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait during ongoing protest against new farm laws at Delhi-Ghazipur border | PTI Photo
Farmers' protest LIVE updates Day 71: The on Thursday said it has registered an FIR against unnamed persons in connection with the "toolkit", which was shared by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and others on Twitter, with a top official saying that the initial probe has suggested the document's link with a pro-Khalistan group. Asked whether the FIR has been registered against Thunberg, a top official of the said nobody has been named in the case.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that farmers have been behind the progress of the country, adding that that steps taken by the Centre in the last six years made them self-reliant and led to the growth in the agriculture sector even amid the pandemic.

Recognising that peaceful protests are a hallmark of a thriving democracy, the US has said that it encourages dialogue between the protesting farmers and the Indian government to resolve their differences. Prominent international celebrities and activists on Wednesday joined American pop star Rihanna to extend support to the farmers' protests and garner international attention on the protracted stir but their remarks were slammed by India as "neither accurate nor responsible".

Welcoming the support extended by international personalties, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 41 farm unions spearheading the over two-month-long agitation, said it is a matter of pride they are showing sensitivity towards the cause of farmers, but it is unfortunate that the Government of India is not understanding their pain.

Farmer leaders alleged that the protest sites resemble "international border" now with authorities building makeshift walls, planting huge metal spikes on roads and deploying concertina wire fences, even as officials defended the heavy-barricading citing law and order issues.

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