Scaling many barriers, A strong throng of farmers today moved closer to Delhi with the police beefing up the deployment of security personnel and using sand-laden trucks, water cannons, and tear gas shells to prevent the protesters from entering the city as part of their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march but by the evening they were allowed to enter the capital with permission to hold demonstrations at a designated place in Burari.
Making new laws was the need of the hour, these new agricultural laws are going to bring revolutionary changes in the standard of living of farmers in the coming tomorrow. To remove confusion about new agricultural laws, I invite all farmer brothers and sisters to discuss, Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said today.
While the Delhi Police gave the permission, skirmishes continued at the borders with the bursting of tear gas shells and the firing of water canons. Visuals went live on TV. Social media is full of visuals showing drugged-up highways and farmers pulling with chains heavy cement blocks aside to pave the way.
Agitators, protesting against the newly enacted farms bill by the union government, have amassed themselves at Sonepat and Panipat borders while police and other authorities have made arrangements to block their march to the national capital.
After a face-off with police at multiple places, farmers continued their march through the night and are now only a few kilometers away from Delhi.Delhi Police to close traffic movement at the Singhu Border in view of the farmers’ protest.
Delhi Metro services from neighboring cities are set to remain suspended today as well. For the latest on farmers’ protest
Entry & exit gates of Brigadier Hoshiar Singh, Bahadurgarh City, Pandit Shree Ram Sharma, Tikri Border, Tikri Kalan, and Ghevra stations on Green Line are now closed.
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