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Farmers at the border for the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march, Haryana determined to stop them: 10 points

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Farmers from Haryana, protesting against the three agricultural laws recently passed by Parliament, are marching towards Delhi. His ‘Delhi Chalo’ march is scheduled for Thursday.

Thousands of farmers have gathered with their trucks near the Haryana borders in Punjab. The farmers’ bodies said they will hold a dharna (sit-in protest) wherever they stop moving towards the national capital.

Here are the latest developments on preparing for the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march:

• The BJP government in Haryana has said it will seal its borders with Congress-led Punjab for the next two days, stopping farmers on their march to Delhi. Haryana authorities also imposed prohibition orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in various parts of the state to prevent the gathering of protesters.

• Haryana police used water cannons at least twice, in Ambala and Kurukshetra, on Wednesday to disperse protesting farmers and prevent them from going to Delhi. The Haryana government also suspended its bus service to Punjab on November 26-27, state transportation minister Mool Chand Sharma told the PTI news agency. The Chandigarh Transportation Company (CTU) also suspended its bus services to Haryana for the next two days.

• Vehicle traffic was severely disrupted in some places for several hours on Wednesday due to clashes between farmers and police. Some army vehicles also remained stranded in Kurukshetra district for some time due to the unrest, authorities said.

• Facing cold and rainy weather, thousands of farmers gathered along with their tractor cars on Wednesday on the Punjab side of the interstate border. Farmers have stopped their ride near Samana Bahu village in Karnal district for an overnight stop; They will head to Delhi on Thursday morning.

• These farmers, who carried rations for six months, left for the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest from Ludhiana under the banner of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Wednesday.

• In a video message on Wednesday, BKU President Gurnam Singh Charuni urged Haryana farmers to join the protest and secure a large gathering in Delhi. He also asked the peasants to break down the barricades if the police try to stop them.

• Several teams that have supported the march said that more than 1 lakh of farmers will march to Delhi. They have been protesting for the past two months. “Now we will march to Delhi to demand changes in the new agricultural laws. We will block the national highways connected to Punjab, ”said Harmeet Singh Kadian, BKU agricultural leader.

• BKU General Secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan said on Wednesday that some 25,000 women will take part in the protest march and that more than 4,000 trucks have been organized. “We are ready for battle, which can last a long time,” Kokrikalan said.

• The Center had invited more than 30 Punjab farmers’ organizations to the second round of ministerial talks on December 3 on Tuesday to resolve differences over new agricultural laws.

• Parliament had passed all three agriculture bills: the Agriculture and Trade in Agricultural Products and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill 2020, the Farmers Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Guarantee and Services 2020 Agricultural and Essential Commodities (Amendment). Bill, 2020 – in September. Several opposition parties have described these laws as anti-farmer.

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