Protest Timeline

November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020

The Haryana government deployed police in six districts to stop the ‘Delhi Chalo’ movement of farmers from 26-27 November. It was announced that the inter-state borders were to be sealed from 25-27 November. The borders were heavily barricaded thereafter.

November 25, 2020
November 25, 2020

Farmers, under the aegis of farmer organisations, marched towards Delhi. In the convoys, two lakh farmers along with 25000 women moved in over 4000 roof-top trolleys, 1600 buses and other vehicles.

November 26, 2020
November 26, 2020

Haryana Police attacked the farmers with water cannons and tear gas shells at Shambhu border to prevent the farmers from advancing towards Delhi. The farmers removed and then threw police barricades into the Ghaggar. Heavy vehicles used as barricades were manually picked and placed aside by the farmers.

November 27, 2020
November 27, 2020

At the Haryana-Delhi border, Delhi Police used water cannons, tear gas shells and lathi charge continuously to stop the farmers. This resulted in injuries to many. One farmer was martyred. The union home ministry asked the farmers to hold the rally at Nirankari Bhawan, Burari but the farmers’ organisations refused the offer.

November 28, 2020
November 28, 2020

Farmer organisations vowed to camp at the Singhu border when the permission to protest at Ram-Lila Maidan or Jantar Mantar was denied. Cases were registered against the farmers including section 307 - attempt to murder.

November 29, 2020
November 29, 2020

Farmer organisations rejected the conditional proposal of the central government to negotiate. They announced the closure of five main national highways towards Delhi and called the Burari Maidan an “open jail”. They vowed to protest at the borders till the demands were met.

November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020

Farmer organisations’ leadership refused to discuss the amendments on anti-farmer agricultural laws and pressed their demand of rescinding the laws in entirety. A meeting with the government became likely within a few days. The farmers celebrated Guru Nanak Dev ji’s Gurpurab at the Singhu and Tikri border.

December 1, 2020
December 1, 2020

The meeting between the central government and the farmers’ organisations failed.  The government proposed that the farmers form a special committee.  The farmers’ organisations rejected the proposal. The next meeting was scheduled to be held on 3rd December.

December 2, 2020
December 2, 2020

Farmers’ organisations demanded a special session of Parliament to repeal the Farm Acts, 2020. Farmers vowed to block the rest of the roads to Delhi if the Government did not comply with the demands. Two farmers involved in the protest died.

December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020

The fourth round of meetings between the Central Government and the farmers’ organisations remained inconclusive. The farmer leaders at the seven-hour meeting refused the lunch and tea offered by the Government. The next meeting was scheduled to be held on 5th December.

December 4, 2020
December 4, 2020

Farmers’ organisations refused to compromise on amendments and called for “Bharat Bandh” - a nation-wide strike on 8th December. They announced blocking of all roads leading to the capital city until the three farm acts are withdrawn.

December 5, 2020
December 5, 2020

The fifth round of meetings between the Government and the farmers’ organisations was also inconclusive. The farmers raised “Yes or No” placards after getting ambiguous answers from the ministers. The next sitting was scheduled for 9th December. The farmers brought their own food on this day as well.

December 6, 2020
December 6, 2020

During “Bharat Bandh” on 8th December, farmer unions exempted wedding programs, ambulances and other emergency services, and called for peaceful protests. Boxer Vijender Singh declared to return his “Khel Ratna” award.

December 7, 2020
December 7, 2020

Farmer leaders urged citizens not to forcibly block roads and close shops on December 8th. They also instructed farmers not to get involved in any conflict. Surjit Patar returned his “Padma Shri” award.

December 8, 2020
December 8, 2020

The call for “Bharat Bandh” was successful. Protests remained peaceful. Police lathi-charged the protestors who surrounded the Congress and BJP offices in Jaipur and in Chandigarh.

December 9, 2020
December 9, 2020

Farmer unions rejected the written assurance of the  Government to retain the minimum support price (MSP) and asserted their demand to repeal the three laws. They announced to intensify the agitation if their demands were not met and called for a second wave of “Delhi Chalo” on December 14th.

December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020

Central Government appealed to farmer unions to reconsider the suggested proposals. Farmer unions warned to block the railways.

December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020

Farmer organisations made their demand loud and clear again - nothing less than the complete roll-back of the three farm laws. They also announced the jamming of Delhi-Jaipur Expressway if no action was taken in the upcoming days.

December 12, 2020
December 12, 2020

Some Members from 32 farmer unions decided to go on a hunger strike for a day on 14th December. Unions announced that they are ready to continue talks with the central government. Unions pressed their demand for annulling the three laws. 

December 13, 2020
December 13, 2020

Farmers blocked the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway. Other district unions surrounded the district headquarters. Farmers insisted on their demand to repeal and  quashed the fake media reports.

December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020

To strengthen the democratic aspect of the protests, representatives of the farmer organisations went on a hunger strike for more than 13 hours. They appealed to the youth to stay firm on the demand to reverse the current farm laws, and stay away from other divisive propaganda.

December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020

Government tried to divide the farmers on the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, but farmers stayed united against the government agenda by advocating their stance against the farm laws and pushing the key demand of abolition of the three farm laws. Unions announced complete blockade of Chilla Border.

December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

The Supreme Court advised to find a solution to the matter as the agitation turned into a “national movement”. Baba Ram Singh  registered his will against the farm laws by taking his own life during the agitation.

December 17, 2020
December 17, 2020

The Supreme court said farmers' agitation will soon turn into a “national movement”, keeping in view the failure of the government to resolve the issue. The Supreme court suggested forming a new committee of farmers which was rejected by the unions.

December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020

Farmer unions said, ‘we are ready for talks whenever the Prime Minister calls.’  Additionally, they claimed to have low hopes from the Supreme Court’s intervention.

December 19, 2020
December 19, 2020

Central government targeted farmer unions and tried to harass unions accepting donations from abroad under The Foreign Contribution Regulations Act 1976 (FCRA - 1976). Farmers  warn to surround the income tax offices.

December 20, 2020
December 20, 2020

Protesters paid tributes to farmer martyrs at the Singhu and Tikri border. Farmers call for beating steel plates, and clapping during Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat. KisanEktaMorcha Facebook page resumed after being blocked.

December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020

Farmers responded to the Government's letter: “Ready for talks but the Government should come up with a solid solution. There is nothing new in the letter.” Farmers started a relay-hunger strike.

December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020

Five member committee formed to respond to the government's letter.  Farmers will celebrate “Farmers’ Day” on 23rd of December. To convince Borris Johnson to cancel his India Visit, farmers have decided to put pressure on members of house of commons. Farmers in Ambala show black flags to CM Khattar.

December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020

Open to talks, but need a more concrete proposal, not just tweaks: Farm unions to Govt. ‘We have rejected amendments the Govt suggested’ unions said. Mahant Jasvir Das begins fast unto death.

December 24, 2020
December 24, 2020

Open to talks, but need a more concrete proposal, not just tweaks: Farm unions to Govt. ‘We have rejected amendments the Govt suggested’ unions said. Mahant Jasvir Das begins fast unto death.

December 25, 2020
December 25, 2020

Centre should stop giving suggestions, must find a solution. Farmer Unions are yet to decide to respond to the centre's invite. Delhi Morcha enters the second month. Farmers of Uttrakhand leave for Delhi.

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

Protesting farmers bang utensils to oppose “Mann ki Baat”. No speeches given by Farm union leaders on the occasion of Sahibzaada Martyrdom day, also postponed their hunger strike.  All programmes at the borders were dedicated to the remembrance of the young Sahibzaade on their Martyrdom day. A lawyer protesting at the Tikri Border died by suicide, left a suicide note naming prime minister Modi.