Republic Day: Chaos in Delhi border as farmers break barricades
ANI | New Delhi
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Indian farmers on Tuesday broke police barricade at Tikri border as their tractor rally against the new agriculture laws entered Delhi on Republic Day.
The rally was earlier permitted to pass through Nangloi, Baprola Village, Najafgarh, Jharoda border, Rohtak bypass and Asoda toll plaza.
Deepak Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police, East Delhi said that police have deployed drones for security surveillance during farmers’ tractor rally at Ghazipur border.
“We are in touch with the Uttar Pradesh Police and farmer leaders. We have deployed drones for security surveillance during farmers’ tractor rally,” Yadav told ANI.
Security has been tightened in the national capital with police barricades mounted at various important places in the city including ITO, Yamuna Bridge and other locations.
A temporary wall has been erected to seal the Karnal bypass to stop the entry of vehicles into the national capital.
Special Commissioner of Police (CP), Intelligence in Delhi Police, Dependra Pathak said on Sunday: “The tractor rally will enter Delhi from Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders and return to its originating points. From Singhu, it will pass through Kanjhawala, Bawana, Auchandi border, KMP Expressway, and then return to Singhu.”
The eleventh round of talks between farmers and the government was held on Friday. The talks of farmer unions and the government have seemingly broken down after the former insisted on their demand for the repeal of three new farm laws and the latter asked them to reconsider its offer to put these laws on hold for about 18 months.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday said that the agitation against the farm laws which has been going on for almost two months will end soon.