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Delhi Police permits tractor parade on R-Day

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New Delhi: Delhi Police has given permission for tractor parade on the Republic Day on January 26, the farmer leader Abhimanyu Kohar said after a meeting between the protesting unions and police.

The parade will cover 100 kms inside Delhi. The whole route has been divided into three sections and the protesters will have to conform with the agreed route. The police have agreed to remove the existing barricades on 26th January.

"Farmers will take out 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' on January 26. Barricades will be opened and we will enter Delhi. We (farmers and Delhi Police) have reached an agreement on the route, final details are to be worked out tonight," Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav was quoted saying by ANI.

However, the Police have not confirmed the farmers' claim. the Delhi Police issued an official statement saying that talks with the protesting farmers are still in the final stage.

The rally will showcase tableaus which highlight the role of farmers and their contribution to the nation.

The march will be allowed for 72 hours.

Meanwhile, additional hundreds of tractors are heading towards Delhi to join "Kisan Gantantra Parade."

The Supreme Court had said that the Delhi Police is the first authority to deal with the tractor's parade and any security issues related to it.

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