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Farmers Protest Updates: Northern Railway says 2 trains cancelled, 5 short-terminated, 5 diverted in Punjab

Farmers Protest LIVE Updates: Meanwhile, traffic congestion was seen at the Delhi-Gurugram border as Delhi Police conducted the checking of vehicles, in view of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march protest

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Farmers Protest Updates: Northern Railway says 2 trains cancelled, 5 short-terminated, 5 diverted in Punjab

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Nov 27, 2020 - 19:37 (IST)

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Delhi Metro resumes services

The Delhi Metro services were resumed on Friday on all lines after it was partially suspended on Thursday in view of the farmers' protest march against the Centre's new farm laws. The Times of India also reported that the metro will function as "normal" from Saturday.

Nov 27, 2020 - 17:54 (IST)

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Farmer from Mansa dies after being hit by truck

A farmer was killed and two others were injured on Friday as the tractor-trolley in which they were travelling to the national capital in response to the Delhi Chalo call was hit by a truck in Haryana's Bhiwani district, said police. The incident occurred at Mundhal in Bhiwani district on early Friday when the truck hit the tractor at a police barricade, they said.

A case was registered against the truck driver who hit the tractor, killing a protesting farmer and injuring two others, a Haryana Police spokesperson said. In this accident, Tanna Singh, a farmer from Mansa in Punjab, died on the spot while two others were injured. The police immediately rushed the injured to the Bhiwani Civil Hospital for treatment, the spokesperson added.

(PTI)

Nov 27, 2020 - 17:04 (IST)

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Bhupinder Hooda appeals for help for protesting farmers

 Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday appealed to the people of the state to extend all possible help like food and accommodation to farmers marching towards the national capital as part of a 'Delhi Chalo' march against the Centre's new farm laws.

  Carrying flags and shouting slogans, thousands of farmers have gathered at various entry points into the national capital in a determined bid to push their way through while police blocked them with barricades, teargas shells and batons.

"All arrangements for accommodation and food should be made. All possible help should also be extended to the farmers who may need medical help or treatment," Hooda, who is the Leader of the Opposition in the state, said in a statement.

Nov 27, 2020 - 16:51 (IST)

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Kisan Congress slams BJP state govts for 'repressive' measures

National coordinator of Kisan Congress Rakesh Kumar Singh on Friday accused BJP-ruled states of using repressive measures against farmers and warned that attempts to quell their protests will only further intensify them. Referring to Thursday's incident in Haryana where farmers marching to Delhi had to face water cannons and teargas shells, Singh said coercive methods to silence farmers would only worsen the situation.

"If the new farm laws are in the interest of farmers as claimed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi why does he shy away from meeting them?" said Singh, who is also general secretary of the All India Kisan Congress. 

Nov 27, 2020 - 16:26 (IST)

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Northern Railway update:

The Times of India quoted the Northern Railway as saying that "in view of farmers protest in Punjab, two trains cancelled, five trains short terminated and five others diverted".

Nov 27, 2020 - 16:06 (IST)

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Traffic at Delhi-Gurugram border due to strict security in view of protest

Traffic congestion was seen at the Delhi-Gurugram border as Delhi Police conducted the checking of vehicles, in view of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march protest.

Nov 27, 2020 - 15:50 (IST)

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Punjab AAP leader says farmers won't give up till Centre withdraws laws

Punjab AAP in-charge Jarnail Singh tweeted soon after the Delhi Police allowed protesting farmers to enter the National Capital.

He said, "The farmers will not sit silently until the BJP government withdraws all three black laws. The dictatorial government is not allowing farmers to perform peacefully. The Aam Aadmi Party is with the farmers to raise their voice."

Nov 27, 2020 - 15:46 (IST)

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Delhi Police allows protesting farmers to enter National Capital

The Delhi Police have given the protesting farmers permission to enter Delhi and continue to stage their protest.

"We've crossed about 10 barriers on our way. We're thankful to the administration for giving us permission to protest. We're happy and only want a peaceful resolution to the issue," a farmer was quoted as saying by ANI.

Nov 27, 2020 - 15:35 (IST)

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Rahul Gandhi says farmers protest is 'only the beginning'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi supported the farmers' protest against the Centre's new farm laws as they advanced towards Delhi.

He said, "The PM should have remembered that whenever the ego hits the truth, it is defeated. No government in the world can stop the farmers fighting the battle for truth. The Modi government has to accept the demands of the farmers and black laws will have to be withdrawn."

Nov 27, 2020 - 15:01 (IST)

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Farmers pelt stones, break barricades at Delhi-Haryana border

Protesting farmers at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border on Friday pelted stones and broke barricades as they clashed with Delhi Police which used tear gas shells to disperse them.

Angry farmers, who were denied entry into the National Capital for their Delhi Chalo march against the Centre's new farm laws, managed to break the first layer of barricading, at the border.

Plumes of smoke were seen as security personnel used multiple rounds of tear gas to disperse the protesting farmers at the Singhu border.

Farmers Protest LATEST Updates: The Delhi Police on Friday used tear gas shells to disperse farmers after they reached the Singhu border as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' march to protest against the Centre's new farm laws.

Delhi police has allowed the protesting farmers to enter the National Capital after hours of lathi-charge and tear gas at the Haryana-Delhi border.

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh urged the Centre to immediately initiate talks with kisan unions to defuse the tense situation at the Delhi borders.

The entry and exit gates of Brigadier Hoshiar Singh, Bahadurgarh City, Pandit Shree Ram Sharma, Tikri Border, Tikri Kalan and Ghevra stations on Green Line are closed, tweeted Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday.

The Delhi Police on Friday used tear gas shells to disperse a group of farmers who had reached the Singhu border as part of their Delhi Chalo march to protest against the Centre's new farm laws, a senior police officer said.

The shells were fired at the border point at Narela which connects Delhi with Haryana.

The police officer said, "We are using tear gas to disperse protesting farmers. We are also informing them that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, any kind of rally and dharna is not allowed."

"They have been denied permission and legal action will be taken against them if they still try to enter Delhi," the officer further said.

Punjab farmers, representing over 30 farm bodies, have announced they will enter Delhi through several routes — Lalru, Shambhu, Patiala-Pehowa, Patran-Khanauri, Moonak-Tohana, Ratia-Fatehabad and Talwandi-Sirsa.

Traffic has been diverted at several places along the National Capital's border in view of the protest. Checking of vehicles has also been intensified at the Delhi-Gurgaon border leading to heavy traffic jams.

CISF personnel have also been deployed on the Delhi-Gurgaon border.

Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Traffic Police posted a series of tweets asking people to avoid outer Ring Road, Mukarba Chowk, GTK road, NH-44 and Singhu Border.

"In view of the rally/march/protest by All India Kishan Sangharsh co-ordination committee, the traffic police is diverting traffic from Mukarba Chowk & GTK road. Traffic is very very heavy in this area," it said.

It further requested commuters to avoid Mukraba Chowk Delhi as there is diversion and vehicles are not being allowed towards Singhu border. However, inter-state vehicles are suggested to take Western/Eastern peripheral expressway.

"Tikri Border is completely closed for traffic movement by local police. Traffic intending to go towards Haryana is also closed. All motorists are advised to avoid this route in view of the protest by Kishan Sangharsh committee," the Delhi Traffic Police said in another tweet.

Heavy police deployment has been made at the Singhu border through which there is a possibility that farmers coming from Punjab and Haryana can enter the city.

Five sand-laden trucks and three water cannons have been stationed at the Singhu border to stop tractors being driven by the protesters. Also, drones have been deployed to keep a tight vigil to maintain law and order, police said.

Another officer said barbed wire fencing was used at the Singhu border near the first barricade so that the protesters do not break the barricades put up by security personnel.

In order to prevent farmers from entering Delhi, police deployment has also been made at NH-24, DND, Chilla Border, Tigri border, Bahadurgarh border, Faridabad border and Kalindi Kunj border.

The Delhi Police has also sought permission from the AAP government to use the city's nine stadiums as temporary jails in view of the protest, government sources said.

To take stock of the situation, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava had on Thursday visited the bordering areas and said protesting farmers will not be allowed to enter the National Capital.

Metro commuters in the city faced inconvenience as the Delhi Metro announced the closure of exit and entry gates at six metro stations on the Green Line in view of the 'Delhi Chalo' march.

"Entry & exit gates of Brigadier Hoshiar Singh, Bahadurgarh City, Pandit Shree Ram Sharma, Tikri Border, Tikri Kalan and Ghevra stations on Green Line are now closed," the DMRC tweeted.

The Delhi Metro authorities had earlier announced that services from neighbouring cities will remain suspended on Friday
Farmers' bodies said they will hold a dharna wherever they are stopped from moving towards the national capital.

Punjab farmers are demanding the repeal of the new farm laws, which, they said, should be replaced with another set of legislations framed after wider consultation with the stakeholders. They also want a guarantee on the minimum support prices.

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