.New Delhi, Delhi, India
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait with others during ongoing farmers' protest against three farm reform laws, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Farmers' unions have appealed to all the citizens to hoist black flags to mark black day on Wednesday
  • 12 Opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC, Left parties, SP, have extended support towards the protest
  • Farmers are protesting against the Centre's three farm laws since November 26, 2020

.Hisar, Haryana, India
Bharatiya Kisan Union Rakesh Tikait on Friday said that their agitation against the Centre's three farm laws can go on five years. (PTI File Photo)

  • “If they can run the government for five years, why the agitation can’t be continued for five years?" Rakesh Tikait said
  • Rakesh Tikait was attending a dharna being held by lawyers in farmers' support in Hisar
  • “This agitation will continue in the entire country strongly," Tikait said

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Actor Deep Sidhu, accused in the violence on Republic Day during a farmers' tractor rally, arrested by Delhi Police special cell in New Delhi in February. (PTI Photo)

  • A Delhi court set Deep Sidhu's bail on a personal bond of Rs 30,000 and two sureties of a like amount
  • It also denied a police plea for extending Sidhu's incarceration, which it sought on the grounds of voice sampling
  • Sidhu was arrested on February 9 in connection with the violence at the Red Fort on Republic Day

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Deep Sidhu joined the farmers' agitation against the farm laws last year. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@DeepSidhu)

  • Deep Sidhu was arrested over violence at Red Fort during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day
  • "I was branded by the media as the chief conspirator, I don't know why?" Sidhu's lawyer said on his behalf
  • Sidhu was arrested on February 9 from Karnal by-pass

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
As per farmer leaders women, unemployed individuals and labourers, who have supported the demonstrations till now, would also be part of the march. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The date for the march has not been finalised yet
  • A committee would be formed to control the protestors during said march, a farmers' leader said
  • Farmer leaders also announced their plans to block the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway for 24 hours on April 10

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Amritsar: Farmers shout slogans as they block a road during a nationwide strike by various farmers' organizations against the new farm laws, in Amritsar, Friday, March 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_26_2021_000186B)

  • The committee said that almost 85 farmer organisations have been consulted in order to find a solution
  • The committee includes agricultural economists Anil Ghanvat, Ashok Gulati, and Pramod Joshi
  • BKU president Bhupinder Singh Mann was also a part of the committee but resigned later

.Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Multiple rounds of talks between the government and leaders of farmers have failed to break the impasse. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Deadlock will end the day farm unions'leaders decide to sort out the issue, said Narendra Tomar
  • Thousands of farmers have been protesting at several Delhi border points since November
  • They are protesting against the three central farm laws enacted in 2020

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Friday's 'Bharat bandh' has been called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • A traders body in Delhi said shops and factories will remain open
  • Shops will stay open as they already have suffered losses during coronavirus induced-lockdown
  • Friday's bandh has affected rail and road transport

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Farmers have been staging protests against the Centre's three farm laws since November 26 last year. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Farmer unions have urged citizens to cooperate during the bandh
  • Road and rail transport will be blocked for 12 hours on Friday
  • Emergency services will be active during the bandh