Farmers’ Protest: Parkash Badal returns Padma Vibhushan award

Farmers’ Protest Updates: A representative group of the protesting farmers is meeting Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Narendra Tomar for the second round of talks with the Centre today. A delegation of 40 farmers is in Delhi for the talks. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh met Home Minister Amit Shah today in a separate meeting and said that he appealed to Centre to bring a quick solution to the farmers’ crisis as it is a matter of both national security and the economy coming to a standstill in Punjab.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Vibhushan Award to the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shri Parkash Singh Badal, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 30, 2015.

The Delhi-Noida link road has been closed for traffic once again at the Chilla border area. Delhi-Haryana borders at Singhu and Tikri continue to remain closed for traffic movement as the farmers continue to camp on the roads.

Commuting from Delhi to Noida and Haryana has become a nightmare over the past few days and the situation is likely to remain the same on Thursday as well unless there is a breakthrough in the talks with farmers.

Farmers from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand joined in the protest on Wednesday and trooped in at the Delhi-Ghazipur border and now farmers from Gujarat have also joined the protest demanding the three farm laws be withdrawn. Follow live updates on farmers’ protest: