Farmers protest: Punjab farmers in huge numbers started gathering on Wednesday near the interstate borders along with Haryana which has restricted farmers’ movement towards Delhi for their ‘Dilli Chalo’ agitation against the Centre’s farm laws 2020. Meanwhile, the BJP-ruled Haryana has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in over 6 districts to prevent the gathering of protesters.
Apart from imposing Section 144 by Haryana, the police had taken around 100 farmer leaders from the state in “preventive custody”.
As per the report, around 2,00,000 farmers from Punjab are set to leave for Delhi as part of their ‘Dilli Chalo’ agitation which is scheduled from November 26-27.
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) President Balbir Singh Rajewal stated that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has sealed the interstate borders for Punjab farmers which proves that “Punjab is not part of India”.
He said in a tweet “We will peacefully block the route to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and start on dharna.”
He also questioned Khattar for refusing to give passage to the farmers to go to Delhi as they are raising voice against Centre’s farm laws 2020.
The farmers have also threatened to block all roads to Delhi if they were denied permission to travel towards the national capital.
Likewise, the Delhi Police has asked the farmers not to enter Delhi as have no permission to protest in the city.
The Haryana Police also issued a travel advisory, asking commuters to avoid certain national highways along the borders with Punjab and Delhi for 3 days, starting Wednesday, in the wake of farmers’ protest.
The main focus points of the farmers originating from within Haryana will be 4 major national highways leading towards Delhi, i.e., Ambala to Delhi, Hisar to Delhi, Rewari to Delhi and Palwal to Delhi.