In the wake of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' protest march, heavy security has been deployed at Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border) to stop the agitating farmers. Proper barricading is also being done and police are ready to stop the farmers from entering the national capital. Delhi Police have rejected...
Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on January 27 distanced himself from the violent incidents that took place at several places including ITO and Red Fort in the national capital during farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day. "Uneducated people were driving tractors, they didn't know the paths of Delhi. Administration told them the way towards Delhi. They went to Delhi and returned home. Some of them unknowingly deflected towards Red Fort. Police guided them to return," said Tikait.
Speaking on the violent incidences during farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day in national capital, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on January 26 said nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either, and Centre didn't fulfil its responsibility. He said, "Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh held protest in a disciplined manner but government didn't take them seriously. As restraint ended, the tractor march was taken out. Centre's responsibility was to keep law and order in control but they failed." "Nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either. Those sitting calmly grew angry, the Centre didn't fulfil its responsibility," he added.
On the occasion of 72nd Republic Day, Beating the Retreat ceremony was organised at the Attari-Wagah border on January 26 in Punjab. Amritsar Indian Institute of Management (IIM) students performed dance at the ceremony. Lesser number of people was witnessed at Attari-Wagah border due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Ahead of the farmers' tractor march, Joint Secretary of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra on January 25 stated that in today's meeting with police, the final route for the rally will be decided. He said, "We feel that the kind of permission granted to us for tractor rally is not right. We wanted to go to the old Ring Road but we were given conditional permission and assigned the portion that comes largely under Haryana." "All we're saying is that we don't want to go there, we just want to go to Ring Road. We'll have a meeting with Police at 10 am today over this. It will then be decided where we will finally go. After the meeting, we'll decide the time and route of the rally," he added.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah issued an appeal to farmers protesting in and near the national capital. He said that the Government of India is ready for talks with the agriculture minister having sent..
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Amid farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' protest, farmers of Uttar Pradesh on November 28, arrived at Delhi-Ghaziabad border to support the farmers from Punjab are protesting over Centre's three farm laws. "We want..