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‘Delhi Chalo’ protest: Braving tear-gas shells and water cannons, thousands of farmers break barricades in Haryana

‘Delhi Chalo’ protest: Braving tear-gas shells and water cannons, thousands of farmers break barricades in Haryana
  • Here's a look at 'Delhi Chalo' protest that is intensifying at Punjab-Haryana border.
  • Several protesters and policemen were injured during the 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the Centre's new farm laws.
  • According to the All India Kisan Sabha, there are over 50,000 farmers at the Punjab-Haryana border.
Tens of thousands of farmers today practically rose up in arms as they braved tear-gas shells and water cannons, and managed to break police barricades ahead of the Punjab-Haryana border in Shambhu near Ambala.

Several protesters and policemen were injured during the 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the Centre's farm laws . Farmers were stopped by the Haryana Police while heading towards the national capital, but they broke through the barricades.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh hit out at the BJP-led government in Haryana for stopping the farmers from moving towards Delhi, calling the use of 'brute force' as 'undemocratic and unconstitutional.'

Here a quick look at how the 'Delhi Chalo' protest that is intensifying at Punjab-Haryana border:

A huge contingent of police comprising the Rapid Action Force has been deployed to deal with any untoward situation. They have been trying to evict the gathered farmers since Wednesday evening.

A huge contingent of police comprising the Rapid Action Force has been deployed to deal with any untoward situation. They have been trying to evict the gathered farmers since Wednesday evening.
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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.

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.
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According to the All India Kisan Sabha, there are over 50,000 farmers at the Punjab-Haryana border. Farmers have swarmed roads and other open spaces. Several link roads entering Haryana have also been barricaded.

According to the All India Kisan Sabha, there are over 50,000 farmers at the Punjab-Haryana border. Farmers have swarmed roads and other open spaces. Several link roads entering Haryana have also been barricaded.
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A day earlier, farmers got into major scuffles with the Haryana Police, but even that failed to stop them from proceeding further. This despite heavy deployment of policemen and use of water cannons. Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed, and the entire border area has been turned into a fortress.

A day earlier, farmers got into major scuffles with the Haryana Police, but even that failed to stop them from proceeding further. This despite heavy deployment of policemen and use of water cannons. Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed, and the entire border area has been turned into a fortress.
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The farmers are affiliated to 33 organisations and will participate in the indefinite protest in the national capital from November 26.

The farmers are affiliated to 33 organisations and will participate in the indefinite protest in the national capital from November 26.
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The Delhi Police has already asked the farmers not to enter Delhi as they don't have permission to protest in the city. The Haryana Police too has issued a travel advisory, asking commuters to avoid certain national highways along the state borders with Punjab and Delhi in the wake of the protests. The main focus points of the protesters originating from within Haryana will be the four major national highways leading towards Delhi, i.e., Ambala to Delhi, Hisar to Delhi, Rewari to Delhi and Palwal to Delhi.

The Delhi Police has already asked the farmers not to enter Delhi as they don't have permission to protest in the city. The Haryana Police too has issued a travel advisory, asking commuters to avoid certain national highways along the state borders with Punjab and Delhi in the wake of the protests. The main focus points of the protesters originating from within Haryana will be the four major national highways leading towards Delhi, i.e., Ambala to Delhi, Hisar to Delhi, Rewari to Delhi and Palwal to Delhi.
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