Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
exit_to_app
DEEP READ
Why Eid celebration is so important to Muslims
access_time 2021-05-13T12:57:08+05:30
Who can save Congress from redundancy?
access_time 2021-05-10T13:19:13+05:30
Iran and the revival of JCPOA
access_time 2021-04-23T13:21:09+05:30
A model mosque in Gujarat
access_time 2021-04-12T17:13:34+05:30
Towards a digital emergency?
access_time 2021-02-27T14:50:41+05:30
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightIndiachevron_rightFarmer unions blame...

Farmer unions blame police for violence during Tractor Parade

text_fields
bookmark_border
Farmer unions blame police for violence during Tractor Parade
cancel
camera_alt

Protesters climb a flagpole at the ramparts of the Red Fort as farmers continue to demonstrate against the central government's recent agricultural reforms in New Delhi on January 26, 2021.

New Delhi: The farmer union leaders have distanced themselves off from the hoisting of a flag at the historic Red Fort and blamed the Delhi Police of trying to create confusion among the farmers.

Speaking to IANS after returning from the tractor rally, BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said, "Whatever happened today was due to the negligence on the part of Delhi Police. They did not support us and they were unable to control the huge number of farmers."

He said the farmers had urged the Delhi Police on a number of occasions to change the plan, but they kept insisting on papers.

When asked about scores of protesters entering the Red Fort and hoisting a pennate on the ramparts of the 17th century monument, Tikait said, "I don't support such activity. We will take action against those who did this."

Hundreds of farmers clashed with the security forces at the Red Fort and hoisted a pennate on the ramparts of the monument. The farmers were later chased by the Delhi Police personnel.

Hundreds of farmers, who earlier in the day met with violence by the Delhi Police near the ITO intersection, have now returned to the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghazipur.

A farmer also died during the protest after his tractor turned turtle after hitting a barricade near ITO.

The farmers have taken the body of the deceased farmer to the Ghazipur border.

The police fired tear-gas shells and resorted to lathi charge on several occasions to prevent the farmers proceeding to the national capital, where they wanted to stage a protest against the contentious farm laws.

The farmers took out the tractor rally before the scheduled time and also deviated from the route which was agreed upon, as the police failed to barricade the routes that were not allotted for the parade.

Based on agency feeds

Show Full Article
TAGS:farmers protest Tractor Parade sikh 
Next Story