Farmers from Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday started their movement towards the capital for his or her 'Delhi Chalo' agitation against the three Central farm laws. Enroute, that they had major scuffles with the Haryana Police which did not stop them from proceeding further despite heavy deployment of men and use of water cannons.
However, there was no report of any violence or the utilization of teargas shells or batons.As a preventive step, the BJP-ruled Haryana sealed all its major entry points along the Punjab border and also imposed Section 144 of the CrPC to stop the assembly of protesters.
The major scuffle between the farmers and therefore the police broke out at the Shambhu border near Ambala city when the farmers broke the blockades and managed to proceed to Delhi for staging an indication .
Despite the utilization of water cannons, the protesting farmers, comprising men and ladies both young and old and faculty and college students riding tractor-trailers, cars and motorcycles, managed to enter Haryana from Punjab.They were later joined by thousands of their counterparts from Haryana, led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) state chief Gurnam Singh Charuni.
As they reached Kurukshetra district, the local farmers joined them."The police must release our activists and vehicles. we'll march towards Delhi, breaking the barricades," Charuni said.As per the police estimates, around 3,00,000 farmers from both the states are set to succeed in Delhi as a part of their 'Delhi Chalo' agitation.BKU Punjab President Balbir Singh Rajewal said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar possesses the interstate borders sealed for Punjab farmers to prove that "Punjab isn't a part of India".
The farmers affiliated to 33 organisations are a part of the United Farmers Front, an all-India body of over 470 farmers' unions which will participate within the indefinite protest within the capital from November 26.The protesting farmers have threatened to dam all the roads resulting in Delhi if they're denied the permission to travel towards the capital .
Barred from entering Haryana, the leaders of farmers' organisations announced that they're going to sit on 'dharna' at the Dabwali barrier between Bathinda and Sirsa districts for every week .BKU (Ugrahan) President Joginder Ugrahan said, "If we aren't allowed to cross Haryana and head towards Delhi on Thursday, our protest destination are going to be the border points for every week ."
Likewise, 1,000 farmers tried to enter Haryana through Khanauri but the Haryana Police stopped them. The tractor-trolleys caused long jams on the Delhi-Sangrur highway.Earlier, the Delhi Police had asked the farmers to not enter Delhi as they do not have permission to protest within the city.
The Haryana Police too have issued a travel advisory, asking commuters to avoid certain national highways along the state borders with Punjab and Delhi for 3 days, starting Wednesday, within the wake of the protests.Road blockades are put up at several places along the state borders as per Chief Minister Khattar's directive to make sure "law and order", the police said.
A state police spokesperson told IANS that elaborate arrangements are made by the civil and police administration.The primary objective of those arrangements is to take care of law and order and stop any quite violence, facilitate the functioning of traffic and conveyance systems and to make sure public peace and order.The spokesperson said an outsized number of protesters are likely to enter Haryana from Punjab through various border entry points for his or her onward journey towards Delhi.
The main focus points of the protesters originating from within Haryana are going to be the four major national highways leading towards Delhi, i.e., Ambala to Delhi, Hisar to Delhi, Rewari to Delhi and Palwal to Delhi.
A specific call has been given by the protesting organisations for congregation at Shambhu border near Ambala city, Mundhal Chowk in Bhiwani district, Anaj Mandi in Gharaunda town in Karnal district, Tikri border in Bahadurgarh town in Jhajjar district, and therefore the Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Rai in Sonipat district.
Seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention, Shriomani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal has said that the government's confrontation with the farmers is pushing Punjab and therefore the country towards chaos.Farmers protesting against the farm laws have expressed apprehension that these laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the 'mercy' of massive corporate entities.
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