Kisan Protest Today Live News Update: “Delhi Chalo” protest march by farmers against controversial farm laws of center, services of Delhi Metro from neighboring cities to national capital will be suspended on Friday, DMRC announced. However, metro services will be available from Delhi to NCR sections.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab entered Haryana against controversial agricultural laws under their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march. Police used water canons and tear gas to disperse the farmers who broke barricades thrown into some river along the state border with Haryana. Two government and a private vehicle were also vandalized on the Jind-Patiala highway.
Farmers are marching in tractors towards the national capital. Delhi Police has strengthened its presence in the border areas of the national capital in view of the protest march. On the Singhu border, police deployed trucks loaded with sand to prevent the movement of tractors operated by farmers.
Sometime back, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday termed Haryana government as “26/11 of Punjab” for the farmers ‘Delhi Chalo’ march. Badal said in a tweet, “Today Punjab is 26/11. We witness the end of the right to democratic opposition. @Akali_Dal condemned Haryana government and Center for suppressing peaceful peasant movement. “
Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Punjab Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar took to Twitter to protest against the farmers. While Singh blamed Khattar for preventing the farmers from moving towards the national capital, calling it “completely undemocratic and unconstitutional”, the latter called on the Punjab chief minister to stop “abetting innocent farmers”.