NH-24 also closed
During a press conference on Friday, a leader of Kisan Ekta Morcha had said that he has appealed to all people in the country to join him on fast on January 30. It has been decided to shut down the Internet after seeing more people coming towards the Singhu, Ghazipur border. Delhi Police has also closed NH-24 to prevent people from participating in the protest.
Meanwhile, violence erupted on the Singhu border on Friday when three groups of security barricades were broken into by a group of 200 people, who claim that the peasant movement has impacted their livelihoods. Stones were fired on each other from both sides. After this, the Delhi Police said that 44 people, including a 22-year-old man, who attacked the sub-inspector with a sword and has been arrested. According to the report of the Indian Express, the people who were arrested were all involved in the peasant movement.
Union Minister Prahlad Joshi said after the 11th round of talks by the Center-farmer that the government is ready for discussion. He told that the Agriculture Minister had said that he was only one phone call away. Whenever you call, they are ready for conversation. He told that this is what the Prime Minister has said in an all-party meeting.