Delhi Chalo Update: Police Use Tear Gas At Singhu Border To Disperse Agitating Farmers
The Singhu border that connects Narela and Sonepat became a tense location today morning as the police had to use about 10 tear gas shells to push the Delhi Chalo farmers back
The Delhi Chalo march by the farmers of Punjab intensified on its second day today as the police had to fire tear gas and water cannons on the agitators who tried to transgress the Singhu border that connects Narela to Sonepat in Haryana. As the rallyists tried to break through the barbed barricades set up by the police at the location, approximately 10 teargas shells were used against them by the authorities.
On the other hand, a group of farmers also managed to reach Murthal, that is barely five kilometres from the capital.
Lakhs of protesters, who are marching to the capital to demand for the rollback of the three Farm Bills passed by the central government recently, have stocked up months of ration in their tractors for their anticipated long haul in Delhi. The movement has not received any legal and official permission from the capital’s administration in view of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Several border points including Lalru, Shambhu, Patiala-Pehowa, Patran-Khanauri and Moonak-Tohana have been sealed and the security increased by many folds to prevent the agriculturists from moving forward.
The Narendra Modi government has urged the campaigners to refrain from creating a chaotic environment and have asked them to engage in a peaceful dialogue.
Section 144 has been imposed in several pockets of Haryana, while sand-loaded trucks have been stationed across the various entry points. Apart from this, water cannons have also been installed to manage the rebellious crowd.
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