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Farmers’ protest turns violent and causes traffic jams: key points | India News

NEW DELHI: With nightly rains and cold winds, thousands of protesting farmers gathered Thursday at various locations along Punjab’s Haryana borders amid mounting tension. The protesting farmers were met with a heavy deployment of security at various entry points into the capital, sparking fights between police and protesters.
Here’s a look at the main developments of the day:

  • The borders of the national capital were not sealed but barricades and cement blocks were placed to stop the protesters’ trucks and tractors. A large contingent of paramilitary forces was deployed along with various points on the Delhi border to prevent farmers from entering the capital.
  • A heavy deployment was made at the Faridabad, Singhu and Gurgaon border crossings with Haryana. The vehicles were searched at the DND and National Highway-24 junctions with Uttar Pradesh.
  • Tensions rose on the Shambhu interstate border when police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse hundreds of Punjab farmers who broke through barricades and threw some into the river, determined to enter the state as part of their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march. against the agricultural laws of the Center. .
  • Delhi metro services from neighboring NCR cities to the national capital have been suspended in view of the farmers protest. However, metro services will be available from Delhi to sections of the National Capital Region.
  • Air India offered a one-time free rescheduling to its passengers who were unable to reach Delhi airport on Thursday to catch their flights, due to the capital’s border closure following the farmers’ protest march.
  • Punjab Prime Minister Amarinder Singh lashed out at the BJP-led government in Haryana for preventing farmers from moving to Delhi, saying that the use of “brute force” against them is “totally undemocratic and unconstitutional”.
  • “Impressed by your response ML Khattar Ji. It is the farmers who have to be convinced of MSP, not me. You should have tried to talk to them before their Dilli Chalo. And if you think I am inciting the farmers, why Are the farmers from Haryana also marching to Delhi? ”Singh said.
  • “Today is Punjab 11/26. We are witnessing the end of the right to democratic protest. Akali Dal condemns the government and the Haryana Center for choosing to suppress the peaceful farmers ‘movement. The battle for farmers’ rights Punjab cannot be strangled with water cannons against them. Our resolve will only become stronger, “Sukhbir Singh Badal tweeted.
  • “Farmers don’t want to start their campaign under any political banner. Farmers from all parties are united on this issue (of farm laws). Captain Amarinder Singh played the clumsiest role as he did not protest at all,” Shiromani said Akali The head of Dal, Sukhbir Singh Badal.
  • “The country’s farmers are determined to face the cruelty of the Modi government against them,” shared a video of the incident, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.
  • “Instead of withdrawing agricultural bills (now laws), farmers are prevented from holding a peaceful demonstration, using water cannons against them. Holding peaceful demonstrations is a constitutional right,” tweeted CM Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi.
  • Congress Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra criticized Narendra Modi’s government after Haryana police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse Punjab farmers on the Shambhu border, who were marching to Delhi to oppose controversial farm laws.
  • Swaraj India leader and political activist Yogendra Yadav was detained by Haryana police near the Delhi-Jaipur highway, while trying to join farmers heading to Delhi to protest against the government’s agricultural laws and other policies.

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