Farm laws timeline – important milestones from their enactment to withdrawal

Nov 19, 2021

By: Rounak Jain

June 5, 2020

Government passes the three farm laws as an ordinance and by Sep, the bills are passed by the Parliament with voice votes.

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September 25, 2020

Farmers under All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) begin protests across the country.

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November 3, 2020

Farmers announce a nationwide strike but the protests were largely concentrated in UP, Punjab and Haryana.

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November 25, 2020

Farmer’s unions in Punjab and Haryana announce a ‘Delhi chalo’ movement but are stopped at the border by the police.

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December 11, 2020

After 2 rounds of failed talks, the Bhartiya Kisan Union moves Supreme Court against the farm laws.

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January 12, 2021

The SC stays the implementation of farm laws, forms a four-member committee to make recommendations.

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January 20, 2021

The government proposes suspension of farm laws for one-and-half years, farmers reject the proposal.

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January 26, 2021

The tractor rally in Delhi turns violent as farmers and protestors at Red Fort replace the national flag with their own.

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March 6, 2021

Punjab Vidhan Sabha passes a resolution seeking a withdrawal of the farm laws, becoming the third state to do so.

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March 8, 2021

Gunshots are reported at the protest site at the Singhu border, no injuries reported.

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May 27, 2021

Farmers observe a “black day” to mark six months of the agitation.

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June 5, 2021

Farmers observe Sampoorn Krantikari Diwas to mark one year of the promulgation of the farm laws.

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July 22, 2021

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi takes a tractor outside Parliament where farmers held a parallel session, called Kisan Sansad.

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September 5, 2021

Farm leaders, led by Rakesh Tikait hold an event in poll-bound UP, announce a campaign against BJP.

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October 3, 2021

A convoy of vehicles, including a one owned by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra hit protesting farmers, killing four.

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October 15, 2021

A group of protesting Nihang Sikhs kill a man at the protest site for allegedly disrespecting a Sikh holy book.

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October 20, 2021

Ousted opposition leader, former chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh reportedly offers his alliance to Modi’s BJP in Punjab if farm laws are repealed.

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November 19, 2021

In an early morning announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeals the three farm laws.

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