The Delhi CM took to Twitter today to decry the police’s use of water cannons against the protestors, with security being tightened at the Delhi-Haryana border
By Moyurie Som | 11.45 a.m. Nov. 26
New Delhi: In light of the ongoing ‘Delhi Chalo’ protests in the Haryana border against the Farm Bills, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal criticized the Haryana police for using water cannons on the protestors, saying it is their “constitutional right” to protest peacefully.
केंद्र सरकार के तीनों खेती बिल किसान विरोधी हैं। ये बिल वापिस लेने की बजाय किसानों को शांतिपूर्ण प्रदर्शन करने से रोका जा रहा है, उन पर वॉटर कैनन चलाई जा रही हैं। किसानों पर ये जुर्म बिलकुल ग़लत है। शांतिपूर्ण प्रदर्शन उनका संवैधानिक अधिकार है।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 26, 2020
He tweeted saying, “The three Farm Bills passed by the Centre are against the interests of the farmers. Instead of getting these bills withdrawn, the peaceful protests are being stopped and water cannon is being used against the protestors. This injustice against the farmers is absolutely wrong. Peaceful protest is their constitutional right.”
Thousands of farmers from Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kerala and Punjab took to the streets to march to Delhi Nov. 26 to Nov. 28 in protest of the recently passed Farm Bills. On Wednesday, the state police of Haryana reportedly used barricades, tear gas and water cannons to hinder the impede the farmers’ march to Delhi.
According to ANI, the security near Haryana’s Karna lake has been tightened, with police forces from two police stations and Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) battalions being deployed at the Delhi-Faridabad border.
ANI reported that the police are using drones to track the protest march. Four to five spots in the Faridabad region have also been barricaded.