Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Security Tightened at Burari Farm in Delhi, Police Say Basic Facilities Available
More than four days have passed since farmers in Haryana and Punjab started a protest march against the three agricultural laws introduced by the central government in September. Delhi and the surrounding areas have witnessed violent clashes between farmer agitators and the police, as they were initially denied entry to the national capital.
When the Delhi police allowed them to carry out peaceful demonstrations and maintain public order, farmers have been camping on the Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border and the Tikri border for the past three days. The police had also offered the Sant Nirankari land for the peasants to continue their agitation.
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But the farmers rejected this offer and asked for Ramlila Maidan instead and further announced that they will go to Gherao Delhi blocking three highways connecting the national capital with Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurugram. Security has been tightened on the Burari field and the police added that the basics are being provided to farmers currently protesting on the ground.
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Meanwhile, Union Interior Minister Amit Shah and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chairman JP Nadda on Sunday evening to discuss the ongoing commotion. Previously, agriculture minister Tomar urged farmer groups to “create an atmosphere” for talks, saying the Center was open to dialogue, according to the ANI news agency.
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Reinforced security at Delhi’s Burari ground, police say basic facilities are available
Amid ongoing farmer unrest in Delhi and surrounding areas, Delhi police have tightened security on the Burari field and said basic facilities are being provided to farmers currently protesting on the ground, according to the ANI news agency.