Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Home Latest india news Farmers allowed to enter Delhi, to be escorted by police to Burari...

Farmers allowed to enter Delhi, to be escorted by police to Burari protest site

Thousands of farmers who were marching towards Delhi as a part of their Delhi Chalo movement against the Centre’s contentious farm laws have been allowed to enter after massive showdown and clashes with the police at the border with Haryana in morning. Even after the police announced that farmers could enter the city, water cannons sprays and tear gassing continued to control the crowd.  

Farmers’ organisations said they had been given safe passage into Delhi and allowed to protest at a ground in Burari near the capital’s outskirts. The police have removed barricades at Shambhu border between Haryana and Punjab, near Ambala as farmers have been allowed to enter Delhi. Ambala SP, Rajesh Kalia told news agency ANI nobody will be stopped, commuters can travel with ease.

The Delhi police will escort farmers to the protest site in Burari. Farmers carrying food and essential supplies have been trying to enter Delhi as a part of their Delhi Chalo movement since the protest started. They were lathi charged, water cannons were used against them and several rounds of tear gas were fired to contain the crowd in the outskirts of Delhi. The farmers were seen throwing bricks at police personnel and some were seen throwing barricades in the river. Several farmers were injured and taken to hospitals at a border point called Singhu.

Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said the Central government is always ready for talks. He appealed all farmers to directly talk to the Centre for all their legitimate issues.

Most Popular

Gujarat Police arrest 40 people after clash during Ram Mandir donation rally

Gujarat Police have arrested at least 40 people in Kutch district after three cases were filed to probe the violence that broke out on Sunday which allegedly left one man dead and several others injured, including policemen.

Centre asks WhatsApp CEO to withdraw new privacy policy

The government has written to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, asking him to respect the privacy and data security of Indian users and withdraw new terms and privacy policies introduced by the messaging platform.

Epicaricacy! Shashi Tharoor trolls Michael Clarke, others after India’s historic win at Gabba

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor trolled former Australian captain Michael Clarke after India’s historic win against Australia in the fourth Test match in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Khushi Kapoor will soon make her Bollywood debut, says producer Boney Kapoor

Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor and late Sridevi's daughter, Khushi Kapoor is all set to step into Bollywood as an actor.The producer confirmed that an announcement will soon be made about her debut.