Farmer Protest: Call for Delhi Chalo

Farmer protest at the Singhu Border: Poised to reach Delhi

Sumaila Zaman | New Delhi | November 26, 2020 11:35:04 am

Heavy security deployment Delhi-Haryana Border, Police uses water cannons to disperse protestors

Picture credit: ANI

Farmers of the various parts of the country such as Haryana, Punjab and parts of western Uttar Pradesh, have come together against the recently passed farm laws,  for more than a month now. Losing all the hope of relief by the government, the upset farmers are threatening to reach the national capital through the Singhu border.

While the farmer union calls for “Delhi Chalo”, they march towards the national capital of India in tractors, trolleys, and other vehicles. On the other hand, they are being stopped at the border with undeterred water cannons, tear gas and blockage of the road by the tractor filled with sand.

According to the Delhi police, the requested permission to protest by the number of farmer organisations had been rejected earlier in the advent of the pandemic. The Deputy commissioner of police, New Delhi took twitter and tweeted, “Please cooperate with the Delhi Police in ensuring no gathering in Delhi, amid coronavirus, failing which legal action will be initiated as per law.”