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Congress workers from Punjab set fire to tractor at India Gate in protest against farm bills

A tractor was set afire near India Gate in New Delhi on Monday by a group of men protesting against the controversial farm laws, which have triggered protests across the country. Police immediately removed the tractor while the fire services put out the blaze.

Police detained 5 people involved in setting the tractor on fire at Rajpath and all of them are Youth Congress workers from Punjab. Meanwhile, the Punjab Youth Congress livestreamed the video of the tractor being set on fire.

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Locals told police that the group was also chanting slogans before setting fire to the vehicle. Police said that an FIR has been registered and an investigation is underway. According to police there were 15 to 20 persons gathered at the India Gate around 7:15 am and set the old tractor on fire, the protesters had also raised pro-Congress slogans. 

In the series of farmer protests, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will hold a dharna today in Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

Farmers, under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, have been staging a dharna on the Delhi-Amritsar rail track in Punjab since last Wednesday.

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On Sunday, President Ramnath Kovind gave his assent to the three contentious farm bills passed by both House of Parliament, that triggered farmers’ protests across the country, especially in Punjab and Haryana. The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020, are the three new farm laws. 

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