Amid the farmer’s ‘Delhi chalo’ protest march, Police used tear gas shells to disperse protesting farmers at the Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border) . Farmers were heading to Delhi as part of their protest march against the Centre’s Farm laws.
Members of Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee prepared in Amritsar for their tractor rally towards Delhi by stocking up essentials in trolleys.
“We have loaded food material for a month and cooking utensils in our trolleys. We’re all headed towards Delhi now,” says a farmer.
Punjab: Members of Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee prepare in Amritsar for their tractor rally towards Delhi by stocking up essentials in trolleys.
“We have loaded food material for a month & cooking utensils in our trolleys. We’re all headed towards Delhi now,” says a farmer. pic.twitter.com/INJX58AoJB
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“It is expected that more than 50,000 farmers will be standing at the Delhi border by today evening. The numbers are expected to swell through the night as thousands of tractors and trolleys are carrying farmers, women and children from interior areas of Punjab,” read a statement from Samyukt Kisan Morcha and All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee
“Farmers from Punjab and Haryana are approaching Delhi for our program organised in Ram Lila maidan. Khattar government tried to stop us on the Punjab-Haryana border. They used water and cannon and tried to stop us. But we managed to surpass that. We are protesting the farm laws which are against the interest of farmers and the interest of the country,” said Saddu Singh Aggrawal, one of the protestors heading towards the national capital.
Police have been deployed on the Delhi border in view of farmers’ movement and all vehicles heading towards Delhi are being checked. Apart from the presence of personnel, barricading laced with barbwires was placed to stop the approaching protestors.
Delhi Police seeks permission from Delhi Government to convert nine stadiums into temporary prisons, in view of the farmers’ march.Heavy presence of security personnel was seen at Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border) on Friday, in the wake of farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march.
Apart from the presence of police personnel, barricades with barbwires were placed to stop the approaching protesters.
Earlier, farmers heading towards Delhi against the Centre’s recently passed farm laws halted near the Panipat toll plaza at the National Highway.