Photos: Farmers take out tractor march ahead of new round of talks

UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:29 AM IST
Farmers atop tractors during a rally in protest against new farm laws, in Dasna on January 7. Thousands of farmers protesting on Delhi’s borders demanding repeal of three contentious farm laws carries out a tractor march on January 7, converging on the eastern and western peripheral expressways that form a ring around Delhi. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
A long row of tractors on Western Peripheral Expressway headed towards Singhu Border on January 7. The march came a day before the government and the farmers’ unions were slated to hold their next round of talks. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Farmers raising slogans during their protest at Singhu border on January 6. Farmers, primarily from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping at several Delhi border points since November 28, demanding repeal of the laws, and a legal guarantee on minimum support prices for their crops, among other issues. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Farmers' union leaders exit after the 7th round of talks with the Centre over the laws ended in a stalemate at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on January 4. The tractor march on January 7 was touted by the protesters as a ‘trailer’ of a much bigger march that is being planned for Republic Day if talks don’t progress. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Farmers camped on NH-48 in Rewari near Gurugram on January 4. Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh continue to remain closed at several points due to the ongoing agitation. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)
Work underway on waterproof tent shelters at the Singhu border protest site on January 5. Braving severe cold and sporadic rains, thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and some other parts of the country have been camping at several Delhi border points for over 40 days. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
A view of the tent city at Ghazipur border that has emerged on a blocked section of National Highway-9 as farmers remain camped in protest against the new farm laws, on January 5. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)
Farmers make their way towards Singhu Border from Tikri on January 7. Enacted in September last year, the three farm laws have been projected by the Centre as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove the middlemen and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Farmers waving flags representing a farm union group while riding on tractors during the rally on January 7. The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety of the MSP and do away with the “mandi” (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Farmers atop tractors during a rally in protest against new farm laws, in Dasna on January 7. Thousands of farmers protesting on Delhi’s borders demanding repeal of three contentious farm laws carries out a tractor march on January 7, converging on the eastern and western peripheral expressways that form a ring around Delhi. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

A long row of tractors on Western Peripheral Expressway headed towards Singhu Border on January 7. The march came a day before the government and the farmers’ unions were slated to hold their next round of talks. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Farmers raising slogans during their protest at Singhu border on January 6. Farmers, primarily from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping at several Delhi border points since November 28, demanding repeal of the laws, and a legal guarantee on minimum support prices for their crops, among other issues. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Farmers' union leaders exit after the 7th round of talks with the Centre over the laws ended in a stalemate at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on January 4. The tractor march on January 7 was touted by the protesters as a ‘trailer’ of a much bigger march that is being planned for Republic Day if talks don’t progress. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Farmers camped on NH-48 in Rewari near Gurugram on January 4. Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh continue to remain closed at several points due to the ongoing agitation. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Work underway on waterproof tent shelters at the Singhu border protest site on January 5. Braving severe cold and sporadic rains, thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and some other parts of the country have been camping at several Delhi border points for over 40 days. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

A view of the tent city at Ghazipur border that has emerged on a blocked section of National Highway-9 as farmers remain camped in protest against the new farm laws, on January 5. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

Farmers make their way towards Singhu Border from Tikri on January 7. Enacted in September last year, the three farm laws have been projected by the Centre as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove the middlemen and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Farmers waving flags representing a farm union group while riding on tractors during the rally on January 7. The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety of the MSP and do away with the “mandi” (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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Thousands of farmers who have been protesting at the Delhi-Haryana borders for over 40 days took out a tractor march on January 7, a day before a new round of talks with Centre, to strengthen their agitation against the new farm laws. The tractor march started from four different points -- Singhu to Tikri Border, Tikri to Kundli, Ghazipur to Palwal and Rewasan to Palwal. The farming unions leading the protests had said the rally was a dry-run for a much bigger tractor parade on January 26 when India holds its annual Republic Day celebrations.

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