Farmers Protest Highlights: More Punjab farmers enter Haryana for protest
Farmers from Punjab, who are protesting against the three contentious agricultural laws passed by the Centre in September, on Friday resumed their march to Delhi as a part of their ‘Dilli Chalo’ protest. On Thursday, the protesting farmers were able to cross into neighbouring Haryana despite violent clashes with the Haryana Police. The police’s action sparked a war of words between the two states.
However, in a major development, the Delhi Police commissioner said farmers will be allowed to enter the national capital adding they will have the permission to protest at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in the Burari area. Protesting farmers have now entered the national capital through the Tikri border.
Earlier, the Delhi government turned down Delhi Police’s request to convert nine stadiums into temporary jails. Several MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which governs Delhi, had urged the govt to deny police’s request.
Amid the ongoing agitation, farmer Dhanna Singh from Khiali Chahlan Wali village in Mansa district, who was on his way to Delhi was killed in an accident near Bhiwani. The Haryana Police registered a case against a truck driver who hit the tractor-trolley in which Singh was seated. Two others were injured in the incident.
Here are the highlights from day 2 of the ‘Dilli Chalo’ march:
- National highway at Singhu border turns into mega kitchen at evening
A stretch of the national highway at Singhu border turned into a mega kitchen on Friday evening as exhausted farmers camped on the road along with their tractors and cooked dinner following a long day of protest. The tractors driven by farmers were loaded with ration and other food items, reports PTI.
- Centre ready to discuss all issues with farmers: Tomar
Union agricultural minister Narendra Tomar on Friday said that the central government is ready ti discuss all issues with the protesting farmers. He added that the government was already engaging with various farmer bodies and they have been called for discussions on December 3.
- Will make all necessary arrangements: AAP welcomes farmers to Delhi
Welcoming the protesting farmers, who were allowed to enter the national capital through the Tikri border to hold peaceful demonstrations at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in the Burari, the AAP said that it will make all necessary arrangements for them.
- AAP supports, stands with farmers; ‘dark’ farm laws must be withdrawn, say party MLAs
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators on Friday extended their support towards the protesting farmers and said the new farm laws must be withdrawn. The farmers, mainly from Punjab, reached the national capital after “much struggle”, facing teargas shells, water canons and lathicharge by police at various border points, they added, reports PTI.
- Kisan Cong accuses BJP ruled states of using repressive measures against farmers
National coordinator of Kisan Congress Rakesh Kumar Singh accused the BJP ruled states of using repressive measures against farmers. Singh went on to warn that attempts to quell farmers’ protests will only intensify them.
“If the new farm laws are in the interest of farmers as claimed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi why does he shy away from meeting them?” Singh added.
- Northern Railway cancels 2 trains, short terminates 5 trains and diverts 5 other
In view of the ongoing farmers’ protest in Punjab, two trains have been cancelled, five have been short terminated and five others have been diverted, the Northern Railway said.
- Peaceful protests hallmark of democratic society, says AAP’s Raghav Chadha
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha came out in support of the farmers’ protests and said the right to peacefully protest is the hallmark of a free and democratic society. “The right to peacefully protest is enshrined in Indian constituion, which gives a right to protest to every individual. Above all, the right to peacefully protest is the hallmark of a free and democratic society,” Chadha told news agency ANI.
- Farmers enter Delhi through Tikri border
Protesting farmers have entered the national capital through the Tikri border after they were allowed to hold their demonstrations at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in the Burari area, reports ANI.
- Centre always ready for talks, dialogue would fetch solution: Khattar
With the central government allowing protesting farmers to enter the national capital, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday assured farmers that the Centre is always ready for talks and a solution can come out through dialogue. He appealed to farmers to directly talk to the Centre regarding their legitimate issues, reports PTI.
- Welcome Centre’s decision to allow farmers to enter Delhi to exercise their right to protest: Punjab CM
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday welcomed the central government’s decision to allow farmers to enter the national capital to protest adding that talks to address farmers concerns should initiate immediately.
“I welcome Centre’s decision to allow farmers to enter Delhi to exercise their democratic right to protest. They should also now initiate immediate talks to address farmers’ concerns on the #FarmLaws and resolve the simmering issue”, Singh said, reports ANI.
-Protesting farmers will be allowed to enter the national capital: Delhi Police commissioner
Delhi police commissioner on Friday said that protesting farmers will be allowed to enter the national capital adding they will have the permission to protest at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in the Burari area. The commissioner has further appealed to the farmers to maintain law and order and demonstrate peacefully, reports ANI.
-PM Modi should implement ‘one nation, one behaviour’: Priyanka Gandhi targets Centre
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra targeted the central government over the ongoing farmers’ agitation and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should implement ‘one nation, one behaviour’, which is apparently a jibe to Modi’s ‘one nation, one election’, reports ANI.
-Police fire tear gas shells on protesters at Singhu border
-Farmers try to remove cemented blocks put by police on Shambhu border
-Delhi govt denies police permission to convert nine stadiums into temporary jails.
-Water cannon and tear gas shells used to disperse protesting farmers at Shambu border
-Centre should initiate talks with farm unions; Congress not instigating farmers, says Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh
-Farmers stopped at Shambhu border between Haryana and Punjab
-While at least 105 farmers were detained on Thursday, numbers are expected to rise on Friday
-Farmers’ unions write to PM Modi, urge him to let farmers enter Delhi and gather at Ramlila Maidan to hold talks with central govt
-Farmers block Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura
-Tear gas shells fired at protesters at Singhu border
-Delhi Police should stop calling itself ‘Dil Wali Police, tweets AAP’s Saurabh Bharadwaj
-Urge Delhi govt to deny police permission for setting temporary prisons, tweets AAP MLA Raghav Chadha
-Security deployed, barriers placed at the Shambhu border between Haryana and Punjab, near Ambala to stop the protesting farmers.
-Delhi Police seeks Delhi govt’s permission to convert nine stadiums into temporary prisons
-Entry & exit gates of Brigadier Hoshiar Singh, Bahadurgarh City, Pandit Shree Ram Sharma, Tikri Border, Tikri Kalan and Ghevra stations on Green Line are now closed, tweets Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
-Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) prepare in Amritsar for their tractor rally towards Delhi
-After Singhu border, Delhi Police close the Tikri border that leads from Delhi to Haryana’s Bahadurgarh.
-Traffic jam at Delhi-Gurugram border, CISF personnel deployed at border
-Commuters headed to Delhi from other states stuck on Delhi-Panipat highway due to road blockade
-No matter what, we’ll proceed to Delhi with ration for six months, say protesting farmers in Panipat
-Vehicles are not allowed towards Singhu Border, interstate vehicles may take Western/Eastern Perpipheral Expressway, says Delhi Police
-Earlier today, a farmer, who was a part of a group headed towards Delhi, after a truck hit the tractor -trolley at Mundhal in Bhiwani
-Police fire tear gas shells at protesting farmers at Haryana-Delhi Singhu border
-Earlier, farmers gathered at Rohtak-Jhajjar border in Haryana to resume their ‘Dilli Chalo’ anti farm-laws march
-Heavy contingent of security personnel deployed at Singhu border between Haryana and Delhi
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