#Farmers Protest

.United Kingdom
Although the anchor of the show, Priya Rai, has apologised for the offensive content, the rage among Indians continue. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

A caller on the show used coarse language while addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother when the conversation digressed towards farmers' protest driving angry Indians to call a ban for BBC. 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
One caller in a BBC radio show used vulgar remarks against PM Modi's mother. (Photo Credit: PTI)

The topic of discussion on a BBC Asian Network's 'Big Debate' radio show was over racism against Sikhs and Indians in the UK that eventually led to the farmers' protest in India

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
One caller in a BBC radio show used vulgar remarks against PM Modi's mother. (Photo Credit: PTI)

The topic of discussion on a BBC Asian Network's 'Big Debate' radio show was over racism against Sikhs and Indians in the UK that eventually led to the farmers' protest in India

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
One caller in a BBC radio show used vulgar remarks against PM Modi's mother. (Photo Credit: PTI)

The topic of discussion on a BBC Asian Network's 'Big Debate' radio show was over racism against Sikhs and Indians in the UK that eventually led to the farmers' protest in India

.Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Malala Yousafzai survived a bullet to the head from the militant Taliban in October 2012. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @Malala)

  • Malala Yousafzai said people of both countries want to live in peace
  • She was speaking during the concluding day of the virtual Jaipur Literature Festival
  • Yousafzai said the actual enemy of India and Pakistan are "poverty, discrimination and inequality"

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The farmers' union Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday decided to join the Bharat Bandh called by CAIT. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Samyukta Kisan Morcha appealed for a peaceful protest
  • The bandh is called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT)
  • CAIT said that traders and transporters will stage sit-in at 1,500 places across the country

.Sikar, Rajasthan, India
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said farmers will gherao Parliament if the government will not repeal the farm laws. (PTI File Photo)

  • "This time 40 lakh tractors will be there instead of four lakh tractors," Tikait said
  • Tikait was addressing a mahapanchayat of United Kisan Morcha in Rajasthan's Sikar on Tueday
  • If the Centre won't repeal the farm laws, farmers will demolish the godown of big companies: Rakesh Tikait

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A Delhi Court granted bail to climate activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested in 'Toolkit' case. (PTI File Photo)

  • Ravi has been granted bail on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 100,000 with two sureties of like amount
  • Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on Febraury 14
  • Ravi is alleged of helping edit a so-called toolkit

The Congress is eyeing UP panchayat elections which are scheduled to be held in April this year before the state goes to polls in 2021. (Photo credit: Instagram/@priyankagandhivadra)

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been holding large gatherings of farmers in Uttar Pradesh
  • The Congress General Secretary held a kisan mahapanchayat in Saharanpur a few days ago, and in Bijnor last week
  • Results of the upcoming Panchayat elections will be a big test for Congress and the Samajwadi Party

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Climate activist Disha Ravi was on Friday sent to three-day judicial custody. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Greta Thunberg said in a tweet that freedom of speech is a non-negotiable human right
  • Ravi was arrested after police alleged she helped edit a toolkit offering advice on joining farmers' protest
  • Police decided to investigate the toolkit after Thunberg linked it in a tweet in early February