Farmers’ protest LIVE: Meeting of farmers underway at Delhi-Haryana border


Farmer leaders of Punjab will hold a meeting today to decide the next course of action. Buta Singh Burjagil, president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakanuda), told reporters, “Many farmer leaders are still on a tour of Delhi. We will have a meeting tomorrow and then take our next decision.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday appealed to the farmers to shift to Bari Maidan in the national capital to stage their protest and said that the Center is ready to discuss with them as soon as they go to the designated place.

After a day-long confrontation at the Singhu and Tikri borders of Delhi-Haryana, the Delhi Police on Friday allowed thousands of farmers to enter Delhi for a protest against the new central agricultural laws.

Even after the Delhi Police announced that they could escape the police and enter the city, tear gas shells were fired at regular intervals and water splashes kept pushing the crowd back as many people walked towards the Ramlila ground in Delhi Wanted to march not in Nirankari Maidan in Bari, North Delhi. Some farmers were also injured in action along with some policemen.

Farmers with tractor and trolleys trying to enter Delhi for several days for food and necessary supplies, deferred barricades and barbed wire fitted by Delhi Poppy to restrict their entry.

Farmers in Punjab are demanding repeal of the new agricultural laws which, they said, should be replaced with another set of legislations drafted after extensive consultation with stakeholders. They also want a guarantee on the MSP.



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