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Punjab Farmers lay siege around Delhi against farm bills

Last Updated on November 27, 2020 at 7:51 pm

Thousands of farmers from states like Punjab and Haryana on Friday continued with their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march against the three farm laws passed by the Central government.

Since this march does not seem to end soon so there are langar preparations going on by special committees to feed all the participating farmers.

In the morning, Farmers’ unions received thousands of litres of milk from Punjab and Haryana villages.

On Friday morning two groups of farmers from Punjab reached near the Singhu and Tikri borders. Delhi Police fired tear gas shells at them to stop them from entering the national capital. One of the farmers in the march said that they will enter Delhi. They will get these anti-farmer laws repealed.

One of the police officers said that they are using tear gas to disperse protesting farmers. They are also telling the farmers that any kind of rally and dharna is not allowed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers have also been denied permission and if they still try to enter Delhi, legal action will be taken against them.

Border security has been enhanced and sand-laden trucks and water cannons have been stationed to discourage the farmers. Singhu border is also being fenced by the barbed wire to stop the protesters from entering the city.

Delhi Police demanded permission from Delhi government to use nine stadiums as temporary jails for farmers which would be arrested during protests. However, the Delhi government denied the police giving such permissions.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asked the Central government to immediately have a discussion with the farmers. He said that the voice of farmers cannot be “muzzled”. He asked the Centre why are they waiting for December 3 to hold talks with the farmers when the condition is getting worse.

In the late afternoon, Delhi Police allowed the farmers to enter the national capital. Eish Singhal, Delhi Police PRO said that the Delhi Police allowed farmers to protest peacefully at Nirankari Ground in Burari.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Central government over the march of farmers against the new farm laws. He said that any government in the world can’t stop farmers fighting the “battle of truth“.