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‘Delhi Chalo’ march intensifies: Protesting farmers allowed to enter, will be escorted by the Delhi Police

‘Delhi Chalo’ march intensifies: Protesting farmers allowed to enter, will be escorted by the Delhi Police
  • Tens of thousands of farmers resumed their onward journey on tractor-trailers on Friday towards the national capital to lodge their protest over the Centre’s new agriculture laws.
  • The Delhi government has now allowed the protesters to enter the national capital escorted by the police.
  • Earlier, Delhi Police sought permission from the AAP-led Delhi Government to turn nine stadiums into temporary jail to detain the farmers, but Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain denied permission.
After braving the chilly night under the open skies in Panipat town, tens of thousands of farmers resumed their onward journey on tractor-trailers on Friday towards the national capital to lodge their protest over the Centre’s new agriculture laws.

Several protesters and policemen were injured during the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march against the Centre’s farm laws yesterday. The Delhi government has allowed the protesters to enter the national capital escorted by the police.

On Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also said the voice of farmers could not be “muzzled” and asked the BJP-led Centre to hold talks immediately with peasants to defuse the situation. Singh questioned as to why the Centre was waiting for December 3 for holding talks with farmers when the situation is “getting out of control now”.

Up in arms, farmers on Thursday braved tear gas shells and water cannons to break through police barricades at several places first on the Punjab-Haryana border and then within Haryana.

Here's a timeline of the events that unfolded during the 'Delhi Chalo' march today:

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) supporters and farmers in several districts of western Uttar Pradesh on Friday blocked highways in support of the protesting farmers from Haryana and Punjab. The BKU activists and farmers blocked the Yamuna Expressway by squatting on the road, which led to a massive traffic jam.

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) supporters and farmers in several districts of western Uttar Pradesh on Friday blocked highways in support of the protesting farmers from Haryana and Punjab. The BKU activists and farmers blocked the Yamuna Expressway by squatting on the road, which led to a massive traffic jam.
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Despite the use of water cannons, the protesting farmers, comprising men and women — both young and old — and school and college students riding tractor-trailers, cars, and motorcycles, managed to enter Haryana from Punjab.i

Despite the use of water cannons, the protesting farmers, comprising men and women — both young and old — and school and college students riding tractor-trailers, cars, and motorcycles, managed to enter Haryana from Punjab.i
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However, Delhi Police has resorted to firing tear gas shells to disperse protesting farmers as they reached the Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border) on Friday. Police also asked for nine stadiums from the Aam Aadmi Party government to detain the farmers if they managed to enter the national capital. However, Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain denied permission.

However, Delhi Police has resorted to firing tear gas shells to disperse protesting farmers as they reached the Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border) on Friday. Police also asked for nine stadiums from the Aam Aadmi Party government to detain the farmers if they managed to enter the national capital. However, Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain denied permission.
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Drones have been deployed to check the farmer’s march from a distance. Senior police officers are monitoring the border areas. At the Mundka-Delhi-Haryana border, the confrontation took place between farmers and police, where the farmers tried to penetrate the paramilitary and police security ring.

Drones have been deployed to check the farmer’s march from a distance. Senior police officers are monitoring the border areas. At the Mundka-Delhi-Haryana border, the confrontation took place between farmers and police, where the farmers tried to penetrate the paramilitary and police security ring.
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Some 500 farmers’ organisations from six states — Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Kerala have been planning this march for two months to press the central government to repeal the recently enacted farm laws.

Some 500 farmers’ organisations from six states — Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Kerala have been planning this march for two months to press the central government to repeal the recently enacted farm laws.
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