Farmers’ Protest: Today on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day, a group of protesting farmers reached Lal Quila. After that they entered the Red Fort and climbed its ramparts and waved their flags. On the other hand, the police continue to fight with farmers in Delhi’s ITO. Some people have also suffered injuries in the confrontation between the protesters and the police. Some protesters were about to attack a policeman, which was saved by some other protesters. On ITO, some protesters were running fast tractor towards the police, which forced the policemen to move ahead. The demonstrators adopted a different route than the one sanctioned by the police and clashed with police and protesters at many places.
BKU spokesperson Tikait did not accept the violence
Police on ITO used tear gas to remove the protesters. Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait says that the rally is going on peacefully and they have no reports of violence by the protesters. On the other hand, in Nangloi, Delhi Policemen have sat on the streets to prevent the farmers from moving forward. At the same time, the gates of some stations of Delhi Metro were closed including ITO, Indraprastha, Samaypur Badli, Rohini Sector 18/19, Haiderpur Badli Mor, Jahangir Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Azadpur, Model Town, GTB Nagar, University, Vidhan Sabha and Civil Lines are included. Apart from this, all the stations of Green Line were closed.
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These were the approved routes of tractor parade
The tractor parade of farmers was to begin at three border points of Delhi – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur (UP Gate). The first tractor rally was to go from Singhu Border to Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, DTU, Shahabad Dairy, Barwala Village, Puth Khurd Village, Kanjhawala Tea Point, Kanjhawala Chowk, Bawana, Qutubgarh, Auchandi Border and Kharkhoda Toll Plaza. During this time, the tractor rally covered a route of 63 kilometers.
Starting from Tikari Border, the rally will cover the 62-km route and will pass through Nangloi, Baprola village, Najafgarh. Starting from Ghazipur border, the tractor parade would reach parts of NH-24 and take a right turn and reach Ghazipur border via Road No. 56, ISBT Anand Vihar, Apsara Border, Hapur Road, Bhopura, IMS College, Lal Kuan. This rally will cover 68 km of route.