Farmers Shake: Day After R-Day Violence, Police Examining CCTV Footage to Identify Defendants; main news | India News
The protest sparked violence in various parts of the national capital on Tuesday.
Farmers broke barricades to enter Delhi and vandalized various parts of the city during their parade.
Several public and private properties were damaged in the riots, while more than 300 police officers were injured in the incident, police said.
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Here are the main developments:
1. Delhi Police Register FIR; examine CCTV footage to identify defendants
The Delhi Police have registered 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence that erupted during the agricultural tractor parade in the national capital, authorities said.
An official said several CCTV videos and images are being scanned to identify the farmers involved in the violence on Tuesday and that strict action will be taken against those responsible.
2. Strict security in Red fortress after clashes with farmers
Hundreds of police officers today guarded the historic Red Fort in the heart of the capital after violent clashes between farmers and authorities in which one person died and more than 80 were injured.
3. Traffic still affected in Delhi, several roads closed
Traffic continued to be affected at ITO due to a protest called by retired Delhi police personnel against violence.
The protesters are demanding appropriate action against the people involved in the incident.
According to the Delhi Traffic Police, the road leading to Connaught Place from Minto Road is closed and the road leading to India Gate from ITO has also been closed.
The Ghazipur, NH-9 and NH-24 markets have been closed. Travelers going to Ghaziabad from Delhi are advised to take Shahdara and DND, he said.
Traffic Alert has closed Ghazipur Phool Mandi / Phool Mandi, NH-9 and NH-24, which runs from Delhi to Ghaziabad.
– Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) 1611717387000
4. Delhi Police Commissioner holds security review meeting
A meeting of the Delhi Police Commissioner with senior police officers is currently underway to review the security situation after Tuesday’s violence, Delhi Police reported Wednesday.
The additional DCP Central operator was attacked with a sword at ITO on Tuesday during the violence, the police added.
The Delhi Police are scheduled to hold a press conference today on the incidents of violence in the national capital on Republic Day.
5. The agricultural union calls a meeting to discuss the violence
The Samkyukta Kisan Morcha, a body that groups together protesting unions, will meet today around 3 pm and discuss all aspects of the violence that occurred during the tractor parade in Delhi.
Before the Morcha meeting, representatives from 32 Punjab unions will also gather at the Singhu border, a major protest site against the three new agricultural laws.
6. BKU distances itself from violence, Red Fort incident
Bhartiya Kisan Union Rakesh spokesperson, Rakesh Tikait, distanced himself from the violence and the Red Fort incident during the farm tractor demonstration on Republic Day.
He affirmed that those who created violence and displayed flags in the fort will have to pay for their deeds. ANI quoted Tikait as alleging that “uneducated people” drove tractors who did not know the roads of Delhi.
7. BJP, main responsible for the violence: Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party Chairman and former CM Akhilesh Yadav of Uttar Pradesh alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is primarily responsible for the situation.
“The way the BJP government has constantly neglected, humiliated and blamed the farmers, has played a decisive role in turning the anger of the farmers into rage. The BJP is primarily responsible for the situation that has now been created. The BJP, assuming moral responsibility, should immediately repeal the agricultural laws, “Yadav tweeted (translated from Hindi).
The way in which the BJP government has constantly neglected, humiliated and accused farmers, has provoked the ire of farmers in anger… https://t.co/NYsmEtil4b
– Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) 1611717488000
8. Mayawati calls the violence ‘unfortunate’
Mayawati, the supreme of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), called the incidents of violence during the parade of agricultural tractors in Delhi “unfortunate”.
He reiterated his call on the Center to withdraw the three new agricultural laws immediately and put an end to the agitation of farmers for a long time so that no such adverse incident occurs again.
9. UP BJP MLA announces resignation due to peasant unrest
BJP MLA from the Meerapur Assembly headquarters in Muzaffarnagar, Avtar Singh Bhadana, has announced his resignation from the party protesting against the Center’s position on the three agricultural laws.
Bhadana, a former MP from Meerut and Faridabad, has been sulking late into the night and had started visiting protesting farmers in various parts of Uttar Pradesh.
Tractor Rally: Farmers March to Delhi to Protest Farm Laws
Protesting farmers raise a flag from the walls of the Red Fort on the 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
10. It is important to respect peaceful protests, non-violence: spokesperson for the UN chief
In the wake of the violence, a spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has said that it is important to respect peaceful protests, freedom of assembly and non-violence.
Secretary General Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric, responding to a question about the violence in New Delhi during his daily press conference on Tuesday, said: “As we say in many of these cases, I think it is important to respect the peaceful protests. , freedom of assembly and non-violence ”.
The January 26 tractor parade that was to highlight demands by farmers’ unions to repeal three new farm laws dissolved into anarchy on city streets as tens of thousands of protesters broke barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious. flag from the walls of the iconic Red Fort.
Police said that instead of following the predetermined route, they insisted on going towards central Delhi and, despite repeated requests, the farmers, led by Nihangs on their horses and equipped with swords, kirpan and fursas, attacked the police and broke through several layers of barricades, which were erected between Mukarba Chowk and Transport Nagar.
(With inputs from agencies)