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Walk to Delhi: A large number of farmers arrived in Haryana from Punjab after the border was removed.

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| Updated: 27 Nov 2020, 11:43:00 PM

Chandigarh, Nov 27 (PTI) After the blockade was lifted from interstate borders on Friday evening, new batch of farmers from Punjab have entered Haryana to come to Delhi. However, earlier in the day, in the struggle to reach the national capital, a large number of farmers had to face footsteps of police, water splashes and tear gas shells. Finally, a large number of farmers have reached the Burari plain in Delhi. Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar requested the protesting farmers to stop the agitation and said that

Chandigarh, Nov 27 (PTI) After the blockade was lifted from interstate borders on Friday evening, new batch of farmers from Punjab have entered Haryana to come to Delhi. However, earlier in the day, in the struggle to reach the national capital, a large number of farmers had to face footsteps of police, water splashes and tear gas shells. Finally, a large number of farmers have reached the Burari plain in Delhi. Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar requested the protesting farmers to stop the agitation and said that the government is ready to talk to them on all issues. Stressing that the new agricultural laws would significantly improve the standard of living of farmers, Tomar said the government was in touch with various farmer organizations and called them for talks on December 3. By evening, all the obstructions of the Haryana Police along the interstate borders of Punjab and highways leading to Delhi were removed and normal traffic was allowed. Traffic on various roads became normal after the Haryana Police removed all the barriers imposed by the Haryana Police to thwart the farmers ‘Delhi Chalo’ movement in protest against the new agricultural laws of the Center. Inspector General of Police, Karnal Range, Bharti Arora, told PTI-language over the phone, “All the previously blocked blocks have been removed. Traffic has returned to normal. ”On Friday, the police prevented farmers coming from Punjab from entering the Ambala district, leading to clashes between the two sides on the Shambhu border. When stopped, protesters threw iron barricades on the bridge into the Ghaggar River. Significantly, on Thursday, a similar incident happened on the bridge of Ghaggar river. However, in the evening, the Haryana Police removed the blockers from the Shambhu border and allowed the farmers to move towards Delhi with their tractor trolleys. Farmers belonging to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) also removed police blockers at the Khanouri and Dabwali border between Punjab and Haryana. The leaders of the farmers’ unions had earlier said that they would stay in Khanouri and Dabwali and protest there. But on repeated requests from supporters, the organization changed its mind. The organization’s general secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokarikalan claimed that more than 50 thousand farmers are traveling towards Delhi only from Khanori. Another leader also claimed the same number of farmers from Dabwali. The farmers started their march from Amritsar on Friday under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti. On the one hand, while a large number of farmers from Punjab are traveling towards Delhi via the national highway, many farmers have reached the national capital. After enduring skirmishes with police, tear gas shells and water showers on the Delhi borders, the farmers were told that they could enter the city and continue their protest in Burari grounds. The protesting farmers stayed in large numbers in Panipat and its surrounding areas on Thursday night. On Friday morning he started his Delhi trip. Other leaders including BKU leaders Balbir Singh Rajewal and Gurnam Singh Chadhuni from Punjab Haryana said that the farmers’ movement has become a ‘mass movement’ and is getting support from various sections of the society. Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Pawan Kheda met Chadhuni and other farmer leaders in Panipat in the morning and extended their support to them. Prior to the demonstration, Haryana had announced the sealing of its borders with Punjab for two days (26–27 November) from the evening of 25 November to prevent farmers from reaching Delhi. Farmers of Punjab are protesting against the new agricultural laws of the Center and are demanding continuation of the minimum support price for crops. According to information received from Sonepat, the farmers, who were traveling towards Delhi on Friday morning, had to contend with police blockers on the Haldwana border between Sonepat-Panipat, although they left here and reached the Kundali border. The farmers, who reached the border around 11 am, were confronted by security forces, blockers and barbed wire. When the farmers tried to remove the blockers, they were showered with water and tear gas shells were fired. During this time, there was stonewalling in the clash on both sides. District Deputy Commissioner of Sonepat Shyamlal Punia and Superintendent of Police Jashandeep Singh Randhawa were present on the spot. Indian Farmers Union Punjab chief Surjit Singh said that farmers of Haryana and Punjab will meet again tomorrow. He said that Gurnam Singh Chadhuni, the head of the Bharatiya Kisan Union Haryana, has assured to support him. Bharatiya Kisan Union Haryana head Gurnam Singh Chadhuni said that he supports the farmers of Punjab. Haryana Sugarcane Conflict Committee general secretary Bobby Badoulis said that he supports the movement. Meanwhile, the farmers participating in the agitation were hit by a truck in Bhiwani, killing a farmer.

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