Police and farmers clash during tractor rally in New Delhi on Jan 26.
Police and farmers clash during tractor rally in New Delhi on Jan 26. (Raj K Raj/HT Photos)

Highlights: Delhi Police asks farmer leader to provide names of perpetrators

India won't tolerate how Tricolour was insulted at the Red Fort, says Union minister Prakash Javadekar
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:01 AM IST

All farmers' unions on Tuesday unanimously claimed that none of the unions had any plan to "invade" the Capital on Republic Day. They have also distanced themselves from those who went inside the Red Fort and hoisted the Khalsa flag.

VM Singh of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, said on Wednesday, "We can't carry forward a protest with someone whose direction is something else. So, I wish them the best but VM Singh and All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee are withdrawing from this protest right away."

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu), which has been sitting on protest at Chilla border also decided to call-off their protest on Wednesday. Members of the farmers union said that they are pained by what happened in Delhi on the Republic Day.

On Tuesday, hundreds of farmers laid siege to Red Fort; others clashed with police in ITO and other parts of the city; and the administration had to take the unprecedented step of suspending mobile Internet services in at least four parts of the National Capital Region. By the end of the day, by the time, the farmers started returning to the border, 86 policemen and at least 10 farmers were injured, and one farmer was dead -- after the tractor he was driving overturned when he crashed into a barricade.

Follow all the updates here:

  • JAN 28, 2021 12:12 AM IST

    Actor Deep Sidhu named in FIR

    Actor Deep Sidhu and gangster Lakhan Sidhana have been named in an FIR for taking part in clashes during the tractor rally on January 26. Case has been registered against both with connection to the clashes at Red Fort during tractor rally organised by protesting farmers' unions.

  • JAN 27, 2021 11:35 PM IST

    Provide names of those who committed violence: Delhi Police

    Farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh has also been asked to provide names of those who clashed with police during tractor rally on Republic Day.

  • JAN 27, 2021 11:29 PM IST

    Delhi Police writes to farmers' union representative

    Delhi Police wrote to Krantikari Kisan Union leader Darshan Pal Singh seeking his reply as to why should the police not take legal action against him as farmers breached agreement made with the police during the meeting held before the tractor rally.

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    Congress seeks Amit Shah's resignation over Republic Day violence

    Congress has called for the sacking of Home Minister Amit Shah over the intelligence failure and blamed them for not containing the protests in the national Capital.

    “It is clear that this a concerted conspiracy, aided and abetted by Modi Government that took place to malign the entire farmers’ movement,” Surjewala said in a press conference. “A set of people with premeditated motive of violence, who have nothing to do with the ‘Sanyukt Kisan Morcha’, they were permitted to enter the premises, the sanctum sanctorum of the Red Fort, the pride of India, climb on to its columns and put a flag there, this is a sacrilege.”

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:49 PM IST

    Yogendra Yadav compares Red Fort breach to US Capitol riots, asks why did Delhi Police allow the flag to unfurl for so long

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    "Rally fell prey to govt conspiracy. Despite attempts to break it, 99.9% farmers were peaceful. Some incidents took place. Govt put Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee members in front of blockade put for us, no blockade for them", says Balbir S Rajewal, Bhartiya Kisan Union (R).

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    Farmer leaders postpone February 1 march towards Parliament

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:13 PM IST

    "394 police personnel are injured. Some of them are in ICU. 428 barricades, 30 police vehicles, 6 containers were used to block roads but were damaged by the farmers. Police maintained restraint. We used tear gas to control the crowd. At Red Fort ramparts the farmers from different groups hoisted religious flags. Police has seized flags," says Delhi Police Commissioner.

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:13 PM IST

    Delhi police says no one will be spared, farmer leaders will be questioned as per law

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:09 PM IST

    Farmers started tractor rally before the agreed time, their leader Satnam Singh Pannu made provocative speeches, says Delhi Police commissioner

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    We had all options but chose restraint, says Delhi Police commissioner on Republic Day violence

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    Delhi Police Commissioner addresses press conference on tractor rally

    Delhi Police Commissioner said in a press conference, "Sanyukt Kisan Morcha said that January 26 their supporters would hold a rally. We contacted farmer leaders. We had initially told them not to hold rally on Republic Day. But they refused and insisted. We suggested them to hold rally at Kundli Manesar Expressway. We assured them to provide security, support and media coverage. But they insisted on having rally in Delhi."

  • JAN 27, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    'Did not withdraw from the protest': AIKSCC national secretary Avik Saha clarifies

    "AIKSCC has not withdrawn support to the farmers’ agitation as stated by AIKSCC ex-convenor VM Singh to a section the media. VM Singh has no authority to issue such a statement": AIKSCC national secretary Avik Saha

  • JAN 27, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    Farmers call-off protest at Chilla border, to leave protest site today

    The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu), which has been sitting on protest at Chilla border, decided to call-off their 58-day-long protest on Wednesday, a day after the farmers’ tractor rally turned violent. Members of the farmers union said that they are pained by what happened in Delhi on the Republic Day.


    Begraj Gurjar, national general secretary of Rashtriya Kisan Union (Bhanu), said, “What happened yesterday was unfortunate. We condemn it. Our protest is against the farm laws, but we can’t support those attacked our police personnel, stormed the Red Fort and hoisted the Nishan Sahib.”

  • JAN 27, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    'Deeply pained': Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh, president of BKU

    I am deeply pained by whatever happened in Delhi yesterday and ending our 58-day protest: Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh, president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) at Chilla border

  • JAN 27, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    AIKSCC withdraws from farmers' protest

    We can't carry forward a protest with someone whose direction is something else. So, I wish them the best but VM Singh and All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee are withdrawing from this protest right away: VM Singh, All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee

  • JAN 27, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi appeals to the government to immediately repeal 'anti-agriculture' laws

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeals to Modi govt to immediately repeal 'anti-agriculture' laws, reported PTI

  • JAN 27, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Delhi police to hold press briefing at 4pm

    Delhi Police will hold a press briefing at 4 pm today and all questions regarding the violence during farmers' tractor rally yesterday will be answered: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

  • JAN 27, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    FIR by Delhi Police names farmer leaders

    FIR by Delhi Police mentions the names of farmer leaders Darshan Pal, Rajinder Singh, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Buta Singh Burjgil & Joginder Singh Ugraha for breach of NOC issued regarding farmers' tractor rally. FIR also mentions the name of BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait: Delhi Police

  • JAN 27, 2021 01:57 PM IST

    We didn't want to use force against farmers: PC Yadav, SHO Wazirabad

    We were deployed at Red Fort when many people entered there. We tried to remove them from the rampart of the fort but they became aggressive....We didn't want to use force against farmers so we exercised as much restraint as possible: PC Yadav, SHO Wazirabad.

  • JAN 27, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    Delhi Police detains 200 people in connection with violence

    Delhi Police detains 200 people in connection with the violence during farmers' tractor rally in the city yesterday. They will be arrested soon, says Delhi Police.

  • JAN 27, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Police remove concrete structures from Nangloi Chawk

    Police remove concrete structures from Nangloi Chawk to clear the road for smooth movement of traffic. This place witnessed violent clashes yesterday.

  • JAN 27, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    Farmers at Ghazipur border re-arrange their camps

    Farmers at Ghazipur border re-arranging their camps/tents that were removed Monday because of the tractor rally.

  • JAN 27, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    Delhi Police register FIR under IPC Sections 395, 397 and 120 b regarding yesterday's violence

    Delhi Police register FIR under IPC Sec 395 (dacoity), 397 (robbery, or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), 120 b (punishment of criminal conspiracy) and other sections, regarding yesterday's violence. Matter to be investigated by Crime Branch: Delhi Police

  • JAN 27, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    Visuals of vandalised ticket counter, metal detector gate at the premises of Red Fort

    Visuals of vandalised ticket counter, metal detector gate, broken shards of glass and police caps seen at the premises of Red Fort.

  • JAN 27, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Union tourism minister Prahlad Patel visits Red Fort

    Union tourism minister Prahlad Patel visits Red Fort, day after religious flag unfurled there.

  • JAN 27, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Delhi Commissioner of Police is holding a meeting with senior officers regarding violence

    Delhi Commissioner of Police is holding a meeting with senior officers regarding violence during farmers' tractor rally yesterday.

  • JAN 27, 2021 11:00 AM IST

    Some miscreants joined the protest to defame farmers' movement: SS Pandher, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee

    Some miscreants joined the protest to defame farmers' movement. We did not plan to unfurl the flags at Red Fort, this was not our program. Deep Sidhu's photo with the PM has floated, we had already expressed doubt over him: SS Pandher, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee.

  • JAN 27, 2021 10:54 AM IST

    Delhi Police to hold press briefing today over the incidents of violence

    Delhi Police to hold a press briefing today over the incidents of violence in the national capital on January 26.

  • JAN 27, 2021 10:53 AM IST

    Heavy traffic at Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) Flyway

    Heavy traffic at Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) Flyway.

    "Two lanes each are closed for traffic from Kalindi Kunj to Noida and Noida to Kalindi Kunj, causing heavy blockage" said Delhi Traffic Police.

  • JAN 27, 2021 10:37 AM IST

    More than 300 Police personnel have been injured: Delhi Police

    More than 300 Police personnel have been injured after being attacked by agitating farmers on January 26: Delhi Police.

  • JAN 27, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Heavy security deployment at Tikri border

    Heavy security deployment at Tikri border where farmers are protesting against farm laws.

  • JAN 27, 2021 10:00 AM IST

    Please show me a flag without a stick, I will accept my mistake: Rakesh Tikait

    We said bring your own sticks. Please show me a flag without a stick, I will accept my mistake: Rakesh Tikait on viral video where he was seen appealing to his supporters to be armed with lathis.

  • JAN 27, 2021 09:59 AM IST

    Those who broke barricading will never be a part of the movement: Rakesh Tikait

    Deep Sidhu is not a Sikh, he is a worker of the BJP. There is a picture of him with the PM. This is a movement of farmers and will remain so. Some people will have to leave this place immediately- those who broke barricading will never be a part of the movement: Rakesh Tikait.

  • JAN 27, 2021 09:59 AM IST

    Those who created violence and unfurled flags at Red Fort will have to pay for their deeds: Rakesh Tikait

    Those who created violence and unfurled flags at Red Fort will have to pay for their deeds. For last two months, a conspiracy is going on against a particular community. This is not a movement of Sikhs, but farmers: Rakesh Tikait.

  • JAN 27, 2021 09:58 AM IST

    Uneducated people were driving tractors, they didn't know the paths of Delhi: Rakesh Tikait

    Uneducated people were driving tractors, they didn't know the paths of Delhi. Administration told them the way towards Delhi. They went to Delhi and returned home. Some of them unknowingly deflected towards Red Fort. Police guided them to return: Rakesh Tikait, Bharat Kisan Union leader.

  • JAN 27, 2021 09:09 AM IST

    Delhi traffic police issues alert

    Ghazipur Mandi, NH-9 and NH-24 have been closed for traffic movement. People commuting from Delhi to Ghaziabad are advised to take Shahdara, Karkari Mor and DND, says Delhi Traffic Police.

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    Security heightened at Singhu border

    Security heightened at Singhu border where farmers are protesting against farm laws.

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Security tightened at Red Fort in the national capital

    Security tightened at Red Fort in the national capital.

    A group of protestors climbed to the ramparts of the fort and unfurled flags yesterday.

  • JAN 27, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    15 FIRs registered in connection with violence during farmers' tractor rally

    15 FIRs have been registered in connection with the violence during farmers' tractor rally yesterday. So far, 5 FIRs have been lodged in Eastern Range: Delhi Police Sources, reports news agency ANI.

  • JAN 27, 2021 05:52 AM IST

    Heavy security deployment near Red Fort in the national capital

    Heavy security deployment near Red Fort in the national capital.

    '83 Police personnel were injured after being attacked by agitating farmers yesterday,' as per Delhi Police.

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