Highlights: Delhi police register 4 FIRs in connection with violence during prot
Thousands of protesting farmers clashed with police in several areas of Delhi and stormed the historic Red Fort after breaking through barricades at different border points of the national capital on Tuesday. The farmers deviated from pre-decided routes, prompting security personnel to resort to lathi-charge and using tear gas. Hundreds of protesters could be seen chasing security personnel with sticks and ramming their tractors into the buses parked by police in the ITO area of the Capital.
Authorities suspended internet services in several parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) and closed Metro stations after the violence erupted. Farm union leaders called for restraint and asked the protesting farmers to return to the border points where they have been camping for two months now.
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JAN 26, 2021 11:53 PM IST
Miscreants vandalise riot control vehicle at Delhi's Nangloi-Najafgarh road
Miscreants vandalised Delhi Police's riot control vehicle on Tuesday at Nangloi-Najafgarh roa, news agency ANI shared a video clip citing Delhi Police.
JAN 26, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Delhi police registers 4 FIRs
Delhi Police registers four FIRs in connection with violence at farmers' tractor parade, PTI reported citing officials.
JAN 26, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Protesters at Red Fort
JAN 26, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Watch: Farmers urge other protesters to maintain calm
JAN 26, 2021 08:35 PM IST
Traffic movement normal at protests hit roads
Traffic movement resumes at Shastri Park to ISBT, Mukarba Chowk to Singhu Border, Loni Border, Chintamani Chowk, Barapullah and DND: Delhi Traffic Police
JAN 26, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Traffic movement returns to normal
Traffic movement is now normal at NH-24, NH9 towards Ghaziabad. It is also resumed at Peeragarhi Chowk, Punjabi Bagh Chowk, said Delhi traffic police.
JAN 26, 2021 08:23 PM IST
83 police personnel injured: Delhi police
During the farmers protests today, 83 police personnel have been injured after being attacked by protesters in Delhi today, say Delhi Police.
JAN 26, 2021 08:06 PM IST
Traffic movement normal on Vikas Marg, Delhi Gate and ISBT Anand Vihar
Traffic movement is now normal on Vikas Marg, Delhi Gate and ISBT Anand Vihar towards Uttar Pradesh, says Delhi Traffic Police.
JAN 26, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Internet, SMS services to remain suspended in Sonipat, Palwal, and Jhajjar districts
Internet and SMS services to remain suspended in Sonipat, Palwal, and Jhajjar districts of Haryana till 5 pm tomorrow to check misinformation: Haryana government
JAN 26, 2021 07:50 PM IST
US issues travel advisory for its officials in view of the protests
US issues travel advisory for its officials in Delhi; advise them to avoid protest affected areas and exercise caution.
"Media outlets are reporting clashes between New Delhi Police and protesting farmers in parts of Delhi. US govt personnel have been advised to avoid these areas, stay at home, & exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large groups, protests, or demonstrations," said US Embassy in India in the advisory.
JAN 26, 2021 07:39 PM IST
Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls off Kisan Republic Day Parade
In view of the prevailing situation in Delhi, Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) called off Kisan Republic Day Parade with immediate effect and appealed to all participants to immediately return to their respective protest sites. It also announced that the movement will continue peacefully. "Further steps will be discussed & decided soon," says SKM
JAN 26, 2021 07:30 PM IST
Farmers return to Tikri, Singhu borders
Many Farmers begin returning to Tikri and Singhu borders on their tractors.
JAN 26, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Police on high alert in Haryana
In view of the violent protests in Delhi, Director General of Police of Haryana, Manoj Yadav issues a ‘high alert’ directing all district police chiefs to be extremely vigilant.
JAN 26, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Deeply disturbed by Delhi events: Mamata Banerjeee
"Deeply disturbed by worrying and painful developments that have unfolded on the streets of Delhi," tweets West Bengal Mamata Banerjee. "Centre's insensitive attitude and indifference towards our farmer brothers & sisters has to be blamed for this situation," she also said.
"First, these laws were passed without taking farmers in confidence. And then despite protests across India and farmers camping near Delhi for last 2 months, they've been extremely casual in dealing with them. Centre should engage with the farmers & repeal the draconian laws," added in another tweet.
JAN 26, 2021 06:34 PM IST
Movement of vehicles restored on Vikas Marg
By 6.15, the entire crowd dispersed and the police took charge of the ground situation at ITO. Movement of vehicles is also restored on Vikas Marg for motorists going towards east Delhi and towards New Delhi railway station via Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Marg. Traffic coming from India Gate or going towards it is still restricted due to the presence of police personnel, buses and barricades that they had placed to stop the farmers from marching towards India Gate.
JAN 26, 2021 06:30 PM IST
At least 19 people admitted to Delhi hospitals
At least 19 people have been taken to two Delhi hospitals following violence during the tractor rally on Tuesday in the national capital. Most of them suffered minor injuries and needed first aid, doctors from the two hospitals said. Read more
JAN 26, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Shah orders deployment of additional paramilitary to Delhi
Home Minister Amit Shah orders deployment of additional paramilitary to Delhi as violent protests continue. The decision was taken after a review meeting between Shah, IB chief and Delhi police commissioner.
JAN 26, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Many police personnel injured, public properties also damaged: Delhi police
"The time and the routes for the tractor rally were finalised after several rounds of meetings. But farmers drove tractors off the routes and before the fixed time, leading to vandalism in which many police personnel were injured," news agency ANI quoted Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava as saying. "Public properties have also been damaged. I appeal to the protesting farmers not to indulge in violence, maintain peace and return through the designated routes," he also said
JAN 26, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Watch: Farmers break police barricades at Peeragarhi Chowk
JAN 26, 2021 05:45 PM IST
NCP's Sharad Pawar attacks government over violence
Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh held protest in a disciplined manner but government didn't take them seriously. As restraint ended, the tractor march was taken out. Centre's responsibility was to keep law and order in control but they failed, says NCP Chief Sharad Pawar. "Nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either. Those sitting calmly grew angry, the Centre didn't fulfill its responsibility. Govt should act maturely & take the right decision," he also said.
JAN 26, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Six people discharged from RML hospital
Six people who suffered minor injuries during protests, discharged from RML hospital after receiving treatment.
JAN 26, 2021 05:28 PM IST
Services resume on grey line
Normal services resume on grey line. Entry/exit has been permitted through one gate in several stations including Samaypur Badli, Rohini Sector 18/19, Haiderpur Badli Mor, Jahangir Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Azadpur, Model Town, GTB Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya, Vidhan Sabha and Civil Lines.
JAN 26, 2021 05:24 PM IST
More farmers plan to go to Red Fort
Farmers in large number moved ahead from Peeragarhi. They are saying that they will also go to Red Fort like others.
JAN 26, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Punjab CM urges farmers to vacate Delhi and return to borders
JAN 26, 2021 05:12 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party condemns violence
Aam Aadmi Party condemns violence at farmers' protest. "We strongly condemn the violence seen in today's protest. It is regrettable that the Central govt allowed the situation to deteriorate to such an extent. The movement has been peaceful for the last two months. Farmer leaders have said that those who indulged in violence today were not part of the movement and were external elements. Whoever they were, the violence has certainly weakened the movement which was going on so peacefully and in a disciplined manner," it said in the statement.
JAN 26, 2021 05:00 PM IST
Protesters reach Peeragarhi flyover
Farmers reached Peeragarhi flyover from Nangloi. Police fire tar gas as protesters break barricades .
JAN 26, 2021 04:49 PM IST
Amit Shah holds meeting with Delhi police, other officials
Union home minister Amit Shah held a meeing with Delhi police and other officials to take stock of law and order situation after protests turn violent.
JAN 26, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Watch: Protest at Delhi-Jaipur Expressway
JAN 26, 2021 04:16 PM IST
Delhi traffic police issues advisory
'In view of the violence, traffic movement closed from Yudhistir Bridge to Seelam Pur (both carriageways). Traffic is diverted from Geeta Colony and Signature Bridge,' says Delhi Traffic Police. It also asked commuters to avoid Wazirabad road, ISBT road, GT road, Pushta road, Vikas marg, NH-24, Road no. 57, Noida link road due to the heavy traffic.
JAN 26, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Samyukta Kisan Morcha condemns violence during protest
"We condemn and regret the undesirable and unacceptable events that have taken place today and dissociate ourselves from those indulging in such acts," says Samyukta Kisan Morcha in a statement. "Despite all our efforts, some organisations and individuals have violated the route and indulged in condemnable acts. Anti-social elements had infiltrated the otherwise peaceful movement," it also said.
JAN 26, 2021 03:46 PM IST
More metro stations closed
Entry/exit gates of Jama Masjid metro station on violet line closed. On red line, Dilshad Garden, Jhilmil and Mansarovar Park metro stations have been closed.
JAN 26, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Internet temporarily suspended in parts of Delhi NCR
In view of the prevailing situation in Delhi, internet temporarily suspended at Tikri, Singhu, Ghazipur borders and its adjoining areas,
JAN 26, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Watch: Lathi charge, tear gas at Nangloi area
Security personnel lathicharge farmers as they try to push back the protesters in Nangloi area of Delhi. Tear gas shells also used.
JAN 26, 2021 03:32 PM IST
All stations on grey line closed: DMRC
Entry/exit gates of all stations on grey line are closed, announces Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
JAN 26, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Police lathi charge farmers inside Red Fort
Police present inside the Red Fort lathi charge farmers trying to storm the Red Fort again. Area is being cleared again. Nihang Sikhs who had entered the Red Fort with swords exit the area.
JAN 26, 2021 03:27 PM IST
Farmers again try to storm Red Fort
As policemen run away from the Red Fort, farmers try to storm the monument again.
JAN 26, 2021 03:24 PM IST
Red Fort cleared of tractors
Red Fort cleared of tractors, but farmers on foot are still inside. The road outside the Red Fort still filled with tractors. Authorities deploy ambulances for injured cops.
JAN 26, 2021 03:21 PM IST
Yogendra Yadav appeals farmers to not to pay attention to rumours
Farm union leader, Yogendra Yadav appeals to farmers to not pay heed to the rumours. He also urged protesters to return to their designated routes. "I appeal on behalf of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha to all farmers not to pay attention to rumours, also appeal to them to return to their designated routes. Please don’t do any thing that tarnishes the farmers’ movement," said Yadav.
JAN 26, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Vehicles vandalisd, police run away from Red Fort
Police run away from Red Fort. Some farmers thrash policemen while others try to protect. Vehicles were also been vandalised.
JAN 26, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Clash between farmers, police worsens
The clash between farmers and Police worsens as protesters try to fight back by pelting stones. Some drive their tractors towards police to stop them from lathi charge.
JAN 26, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Lathi charge by cops at gates of Red Fort
Clash breaks out between police and farmers at Red For as cops tried to vacate the Red Fort. One policeman injured
JAN 26, 2021 02:52 PM IST
Security heightened at Rashtrapati Bhawan, PM's residence
Delhi police issued an alert across the city asking officers to increase security at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, and residences of Prime Minister, Home Minister and lieutenant governor. Police said that large groups of farmers trying to gather outside such places could not be ignored and that they should be stopped so that there was no breakdown in the law and order situation.
JAN 26, 2021 02:40 PM IST
More farmers storm the Red Fort
More farmers entered the Red Fort. Hundreds of them are inside now.
JAN 26, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Connaught Place to remain closed
Connaught Place to remain closed following Delhi police advisory, says Traders' association.
JAN 26, 2021 02:17 PM IST
One farmer dies after his tractor overturns
One farmer who was part of the tractor rally has died after his tractor overturned. Protesters have allege that police fired at his tractor. The incident happened on the DDU Marg near ITO in Central Delhi. Farmers have wrapped the body in a national flag.
JAN 26, 2021 02:11 PM IST
Farmers enter Red Fort, put flag on top of a dome
Protesting farmers who arrived at the Red Fort on Tuesday afternoon were seen placing a flag on the top of a dome.
JAN 26, 2021 01:38 PM IST
Protesters reach Red Fort; some cops beaten at ITO
Reports came in that some police personnel were thrashed by the protesting farmers in the ITO area of the national capital. The protesters had also vandalised a DTC bus earlier. Meanwhile, the protesters are now standing outside the Red Fort.
JAN 26, 2021 01:05 PM IST
Delhi Metro closes several stations due to ongoing chaos
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said on Tuesday that the entry and exit gates of Samaypur Badli, Rohini Sector 18/19, Haiderpur Badli Mor, Jahangir Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Azadpur, Model Town, GTB Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya, Vidhan Sabha and Civil Lines had been closed due to the ongoing chaos.
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JAN 26, 2021 12:46 PM IST
We want to conduct peaceful farmers’ parade, confusion over routes led to disorder: Farm union leader Rakesh Tikait
Farm union leader Rakesh Tikait said on Tuesday that the protesting farmers wanted to conduct a peaceful tractor parade in the national capital and added that the chaos happened due to confusion over routes.
JAN 26, 2021 12:36 PM IST
Protesters vandalise a DTC bus in ITO area of Delhi
Shocking visuals emerged from the national capital where the protesting farmers were seen vandalising a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus in the ITO area.
JAN 26, 2021 12:19 PM IST
Protesting farmers not following R-Day rally rules
With the national capital and surrounding regions witnessing chaos amid the ongoing tractor rally, it was found that the protesting farmers were not following the rules of the parade which were earlier listed such as no deviation from the planned route, no use of loudspeakers, no waving of flags of any political party/outfit etc.
JAN 26, 2021 12:06 PM IST
Farmers at Karnal bypass break barricades to enter Delhi
Protesting farmers at the Karnal bypass broke police barricades to enter the national capital as the tractor rally is underway.
JAN 26, 2021 11:50 AM IST
Tractor march leads to huge jam at NH-24
The tractor marches caused a huge jam on NH-24 and the expressway near Mother Dairy-Pandav Nagar flyway (near Sanjay Lake). The protesting farmers on their tractors have taken over the wrong carriageways. In violation of the police permission to take a U-turn from Ghazipur roundabout, they are heading towards Akshardham. Read more
JAN 26, 2021 11:03 AM IST
Farmers marching from Singhu border towards Delhi breach barricades, Police resort to tear gas firing
Protesting farmers marching from the Singhu border towards the national capital breached barricades with police officials resorting to firing tear gas. Protersters also pelted stones on the police personnel and a protester seated on a horse took out a sword to further threaten them. Read more here
JAN 26, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Protesters carry out tractor rally at Ghazipur border
The protesting farmers carried out their tractor parade at the Ghazipur border amid high security deployment. They are following the Ghazipur border-Apsra border-Hapur Road-IMS College-Lal Kuan-Ghazipur border route. Delhi Police officials had earlier said that they were in contact with the Uttar Pradesh Police and farmer leaders and added that drones were deployed for security surveillance during the parade.
JAN 26, 2021 09:54 AM IST
Tractor Rally from Singhu border reaches Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar
The tractor rally from Singhu border reached the Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in Delhi and would proceed towards DTU-Shahbad-SB Dairy-Darwala- Bawana T-point- Kanjawala Chowk-Kharkhoda toll plaza.
JAN 26, 2021 09:10 AM IST
Protesters break police barricade at Tikri border
The farmers protesting against the central government's three farm reforms were seen breaking the barricades at the Tikri border in the national capital.
JAN 26, 2021 08:41 AM IST
Protesters at Singhu border begin march to Delhi
Thousands of farmers stationed at Delhi' Singhu border have begun their march into the Capital. While on one side of the carriageway, protesting farmers farmers were seen walking towards the Capital while the other protesters were seen on tractors.
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