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Chaos at Tikri border as protesters clash with police

By IANS Updated: Nov 27, 2020 1:41 pm

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS): Delhi Police had to resort to use of water cannons and tear gas shells to disperse a menacing march of protesting farmers at Tikri border near Delhi-Bahadurgarh highway. The farmers clashed with security forces to breach the national capital borders as they protested against the new Farm laws.

Many farmers at Tikri border were seen trying to break the security ring of paramilitary and Delhi Police, who are loaded with tear gas guns and other measures to halt the marches.

Heavy trucks and trolleys have been placed by Delhi Police in the way of the marchers but these were being pushed, shoved and forced to be removed by farmers. They tied ropes to the trolleys they brought with them to clear the way.

Metro stations at bordering areas have been closed by DMRC in view of the farmers protests.

“Entry & exit gates of Brigadier Hoshiar Singh, Bahadurgarh City, Pandit Shree Ram Sharma, Tikri Border, Tikri Kalan and Ghevra stations on Green Line are now closed,” DMRC tweeted.

Delhi police is making continuous announcements to request the farmers not to march forward, However, the farmers who have gathered in large numbers have not given any heed to the repeated requests and are trying to enter Delhi.

Mild lathi-charge was also done to push back the farmers as they tried to cross the security ring at the Tikri border.

Similar scenes were also witnessed at Singhu border where Delhi Police fired many tear gas shells to disperse the protesting farmers from entering the capital.

Senior police officers are themselves monitoring the Delhi border situation and have also tried to negotiate with the farmers earlier this morning.

9 stadiums as temporary jails await farmers in Delhi

Delhi Police resorted to firing tear gas shells to disperse protesting farmers as they reached Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border) on Friday.

According to sources, the Delhi Police has also asked for nine stadiums from the Aam Aadmi Party government to detain the farmers in case they manage to enter the national capital.

Police has tried to negotiate with a delegation of farmers. They have made it clear that the farmers won’t be allowed to cross the border and enter Delhi. The protesters though appear adamant.

There are 32 unions of farmers among others who are taking various routes, Singhu, Tikri and all peripheral towns of the capital are witnessing massive protests.

“We are not here to fight or cause any trouble. We just want to put forward our point peacefully, the police though seems in a confrontation mood,” said a protesting farmer.

Heavy police force including para military has been deployed at Singhu border, Tikri border, Delhi-Gurugram border, and Faridabad border.

At Singhu border the Delhi Police has put barbed wires and Boulder barricades to stop farmers trolleys heading towards the capital city.

They have used innovative tactics by putting up trolleys filled with mud and sand to break their advance. The farmers are protesting three Farm Laws, including one on MSP.

Drones have also been deployed to check the farmers march from a distance. Senior police officers are themselves monitoring the border areas.

At the Mundka-Delhi-Haryana border, confrontation was seen between farmers and Police where the farmers tried to penetrate the security ring of the paramilitary and Police.

The Delhi Police has already made it clear that strict action as per law would be taken against the farmers if they try to enter Delhi.

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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By IANS Updated: Nov 27, 2020 1:41:08 pm