Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

Protesting farmers on Tuesday broken multi-layer barricades put up by the police to cease them on the border, by eradicating cement and barbed wire fencing with tractors.

The farmers had been making an attempt to interrupt the barricades in a bid to cross the Shambhu border to enter Haryana from Punjab and head to the nationwide Capital.

The farmers have stepped up their protests to press their calls for for a regulation on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and waiver of farm loans, amongst different issues.

The confrontation with the police was sparked off by the growers making an attempt to interrupt the multi-layered barricades utilizing tractors and instruments to take away tyre-killer spikes

Even as tear fuel shells had been dropped by way of drone and water cannons had been used to discourage the protestors from breaching the police bandobast, the farmers had been seen forcibly making an attempt to interrupt the barricades.

They additionally tried to enter Haryana by means of fields on the perimeters of the freeway and several other had been taken into stopping custody by the police.

Likewise, the farmers vandalised boundaries on the Haryana-Punjab border at Moonak in Sangrur.

Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher mentioned round 10, 000 folks had assembled on the Shambhu border.

“Tear gas is being used against us through drones, ” he mentioned.

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 from throughout Punjab in direction of the nationwide Capital after a number of hours of a high-level conferences with farmer leaders and two Union ministers — Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda and Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal, in Chandigarh until late on Monday night time, remained inconclusive.

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

The Centre additionally agreed to withdraw the instances in opposition to the farmers registered throughout the 2020-21 agitation.

However, 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, instructed 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 of big corporates.”

A spokesperson for the Haryana Police mentioned they’ve made elaborate preparations to keep up 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.

The Haryana Police sealed all 4 entry factors by placing up barricades, boulders, tippers full of sand and barbed wires and iron spikes, impacting the motion of vehicular visitors.

Security has additionally been beefed up alongside the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders to cease the farmers from coming into Delhi.

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