Live updates from farmers’ protest: Tikri border is closed for any traffic movement, says Delhi traffic police
Farmers’ agitation against the three new farm laws has entered its sixth day. The Center has invited representatives from farmer groups for the next round of talks on Tuesday.
The talks were initially scheduled for Thursday, but moved forward after Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Interior Minister Amit Shah met twice on Monday to discuss the issues.
Representatives during a press conference on Monday had said they had come to the national capital for a ‘decisive’ battle and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to listen to his ‘Mann ki Baat’. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Varanasi, targeted opposition parties for misleading farmers, calling the newly formulated farm laws “historic.”
Meanwhile, the situation on Monday was peaceful as farmers from Punjab and Haryana continued their protests at the Singhu and Tikri borders without any adverse incidents being reported. Delhi police tightened security and placed concrete barriers at all border points connecting the national capital with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
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Tikri border is closed for any traffic movement, Delhi traffic police say
The Delhi Traffic Police said on Tuesday that the Tikri border is closed for any traffic movement, adding that the Badusarai and Jhatikara borders are open only for two-wheelers. The open borders available for Haryana are: Jharoda, Dhansa, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan / Bajghera, Palam vihar and Dundahera, he said.
Delhi police register FIR for clash between farmers and security personnel at Singhu border
Delhi police on Monday recorded an FIR targeting unknown persons in connection with clashes between farmers and security personnel at the Singhu border last week. The FIR has registered with the Alipur Police Station.