- Police have positioned barricades, concertina wires at Delhi’s borders
- Hundreds of farmers have been protesting close to Delhi since November-end
- They’re demanding repeal of farm legal guidelines and a authorized assure to MSP
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi immediately shared footage of barricades and concertina wires positioned close to farmer protest websites at border joints close to Delhi with a four-word message to the federal government – “construct bridges, not partitions”.
Construct bridges, not partitions! pic.twitter.com/C7gXKsUJAi
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 2, 2021
Farmers’ protest websites at Delhi’s borders have changed into fortresses with police growing safety and strengthening barricades.
At Delhi’s border with Uttar Pradesh, police have positioned concertina wires between 4 layers of yellow barricades to cease farmers from crossing over into the nationwide capital by the Ghazipur-Meerut freeway.
Police cowl have been additionally elevated on the Delhi-Haryana border, the place police personnel hooked iron rods between two rows of cement limitations on a flank of the principle freeway on the Singhu border to additional limit the motion of protesters.
One other portion of the freeway on the border is virtually blocked now as a makeshift cement wall has come up there, based on information company Press Belief of India.
Final week, Mr Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “weakening” India by “attacking” farmers. “PM is weakening India by attacking our farmers and staff. Solely anti-national forces will profit,” Mr Gandhi had tweeted.
This morning, Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra additionally slammed the federal government over the difficulty.
प्रधानमंत्री जी, अपने किसानों से ही युद्ध? pic.twitter.com/gn2P90danm
– Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) February 2, 2021
The federal government and protesting farmers haven’t been in a position to break the impasse over the controversial farm legal guidelines regardless of a number of stage of talks.
The scenario has deteriorated additional with farmers calling for a national “chakka jam” protest on Saturday – their newest agitation, after the January 26 tractor rally that noticed violence within the coronary heart of the nationwide capital.
Hundreds of farmers, largely from Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting at a number of border factors into Delhi since November-end, demanding repeal of the three legal guidelines and a authorized assure to the minimal help system for his or her crops.
Enacted final September, the three legal guidelines have been projected by the Centre as main reforms within the agriculture sector that can take away middlemen and permit farmers to promote their produce anyplace within the nation.
Nonetheless, the protesting farmers have expressed their apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines would pave the best way for eliminating the security cushion of the MSP and cast off the wholesale market system, leaving them on the mercy of massive corporates.
With inputs from companies