On the 72nd Republic Day, the farmers were allowed to begin their tractor rally in Delhi after the annual parade that is held at the Rajpath. Instead, farmers started gathering near the borders at 8 am in morning, even before the parade could begin.
On Tuesday, January 26, the farmers have carried out a tractor rally amid their protests against the farm laws made by the government. They have been marching towards Delhi since today morning with their tractors. There are thousands of farmers seen who have broken barricades at the borders of Delhi. In addition to this, they have been clashing with the police constantly and have managed to enter the center of Delhi on Republic Day. The ‘Kisaan Parade’ was allowed to be held between 12 noon to 5 pm. Farmers began with the march before time and they moved away from the agreed and allotted routes causing a lot of issues for the Delhi Police.
On the 72nd Republic Day, the farmers were allowed to begin their tractor rally in Delhi after the annual parade that is held at the Rajpath. Instead, farmers started gathering near the borders at 8 am in morning, even before the parade could begin. While stopping the protestors, several policemen were injured too.
In certain visuals, it is clearly seen that the protestors are rupturing the barricades at the Singhu border, between Haryana and Delhi. Over 5,000 protestors have been gathered and to control the situation, police started firing tear gas shells from an overbridge in Akshardham. At Mukarba chowk, protestors are throwing stones towards the police and at the Nagloi area, Riot Control Police is asked to stay on standby.
A large group of these protestors had also reached the Red Fort. They were in an attempt to put up their yellow flags at the spot where the Prime Ministers hoist the National Flag. These protestors were then somehow removed from the Red Fort after around an hour.
At around 5:30 pm, the first word-in was given by Deepak Pathak, who is the Special Commissioner of Police Intelligence at Delhi Police. He said that he was in conversation with the leaders of the farmers’ union. The senior farmer, from the Sanyukt Kisaan Morcha, Balbir Singh Rajewal, said that some extra vandals have joined the protests and are trying to damage the public properties, like buses and police vehicles. These vandals tried to run over the tractors over the policemen who were trying to control the situation. The farmers were already opposing this act. According to several media, the protestors also started hitting the policemen with metal rods, wooden sticks and on top of that, a few of them were carrying swords too. The farmers said that they didn't know at all about the vandals and they said that the farmers themselves wanted a complete non-violent march.
As a result of this violence caused in the national capital, the Ministry of Home Affairs has stopped the phone calling services and internet services in the places that are located near the border areas. The telecom services are disabled till 11:59 pm, today. On the other hand, when the protestors were asked about where they were heading, none of them were able to reply with a satisfying answer. Some replied that they were following their leaders, whereas some said that they simply didn’t know where they were heading to. They were just following the mob.
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