“The farmers who are protesting against the government of India, entered Delhi on 29th November and failed to follow social distancing norms,” the officials said. These farmers are protesting against the new farm laws.
A case has been filed against these groups of farmers by Delhi police for squatting at a traffic signal at the Singhu border point between Delhi and Haryana since these past many days. The case has been filed against them for violating the protocol and guidelines of Covid-19 as said by the police officials. “On 29th November, these groups entered Delhi forcefully via Lampur border and had been squatting the traffic signal blocking the way over there since then,” said by the police officials. The officials filed there first information report against them on 7th December, at the Alipur police station for not following social distance guidelines under the Epidemic Act and other laws that are applicable now in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Two of the police officers, who led the force in localities where the protestors were protesting, have tested positive for Coronavirus, as said by the officials. These groups consist of thousands of farmers that belong to Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and other states that sought to enter Delhi over the past many weeks to protest against the new agricultural laws made by the central government on September. Over the past few weeks, the farmers sought to block key roads leading to or out of the national capital.
On Wednesday, the farmers rejected the proposal made to them by the Centre to amend the laws. On Thursday, the farmer leaders said that they would intensify their agitation by blocking the railways to pressurize the government for repeal.