Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


As a whole lot of protesting farmers, primarily from Punjab, had been stopped on Tuesday on the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border to forestall them from reaching Delhi, Haryana Police fired tear gasoline to disperse them.

The farmers have been looking for a regulation on minimal help value (MSP) as one in every of their key calls for.

Heavy safety has been deployed and blockades erected in any respect borders in Haryana to forestall the marching protesters from transferring forward.

Even a drone has been deployed to drop tear gasoline shells on the protesters. Some of the empty shells, collected by protesters and proven to the media on the spot, expired in 2022.

Earlier within the day, 1000’s of farmers, led by over 200 unions below the banner of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (non-political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, launched into the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march in direction of the nationwide capital after a number of hours of a high-level assembly with farmer leaders and two Union ministers — Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda and Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal, in Chandigarh remained inconclusive.

At the assembly, the Union ministers had been favouring a committee on the problem of the MSP however the farmer leaders turned that down.

The Centre additionally agreed to withdraw the instances in opposition to the farmers registered in the course of the 2020-21 agitation. Also the Centre didn’t make any dedication on a mortgage waiver.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) chief Jagjit Singh Dallewal, who participated within the assembly, informed the media that a number of committees on the problem had already advocated the necessity to legalise the MSP. “So another committee would have served no purpose, ” he mentioned, including “the government was also not serious on a loan waiver, though it waived off lakhs of crores of bad debt for big corporate”.

They accused the federal government of adopting a cussed angle. Sensing that the federal government didn’t agree on the MSP demand, they gave the go forward to the march to Delhi on Tuesday, sources mentioned.

A spokesperson for the Haryana Police mentioned they’ve made elaborate preparations to take care of regulation and order within the state.

“A total of 114 companies have been deployed in various districts of the state, out of which 64 companies are from paramilitary forces and 50 companies are from Haryana Police, ” spokesperson and Assistant Inspector General Manisha Chaudhary mentioned.

Farmers have deliberate to enter Haryana from Shambhu border in Patiala, Moonak in Sangrur, Dabwali in Muktsar and Ratia in Mansa. The Haryana Police have sealed all 4 entry factors by placing up barricades, boulders, tippers stuffed with sand and barbed wires and iron spikes, impacting the motion of vehicular visitors with large visitors snarls.

Security has additionally been beefed up alongside the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders to cease protests in Delhi.

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