Kisan Kranti Yatra: Farmers' march turns violent at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, police use tear gas to disperse protesters

Farmers were stopped near UP-Delhi border and police used water cannons to disperse protesters after a few farmers broke the barricades.

FP Staff October 02, 2018 18:56:58 IST
Thousands of farmers on Tuesday marched towards New Delhi, to raise several demands ranging from farm loan waivers to a reduction in fuel prices. Police from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh stopped them from entering the national capital at the border. PTI
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Thousands of farmers on Tuesday marched towards New Delhi, to raise several demands ranging from farm loan waivers to a reduction in fuel prices. Police from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh stopped them from entering the national capital at the border. PTI
The police used water cannons to disperse protesters after a few farmers broke the barricades. Prohibitory orders were imposed in east and northeast Delhi, in anticipation of law and order problems. PTI
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The police used water cannons to disperse protesters after a few farmers broke the barricades. Prohibitory orders were imposed in east and northeast Delhi, in anticipation of law and order problems. PTI
Farmers turned violent when the police charged them with water cannons and tear gas. Congress condemned this said that it was shameful that this was happening on the day of Gandhi Jayanti. PTI
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Farmers turned violent when the police charged them with water cannons and tear gas. Congress condemned this said that it was shameful that this was happening on the day of Gandhi Jayanti. PTI
The protesting farmers clashed with the police. Over 30 were injured in the police lathi charge though the police have said only 10 persons had sustained injuries. PTI
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The protesting farmers clashed with the police. Over 30 were injured in the police lathi charge though the police have said only 10 persons had sustained injuries. PTI
The Bharatiya Kisan Union has a comprehensive list of demands for the government, which includes unconditional loan waivers for farmers, clearing of dues by sugar mills, higher prices for crops, free electricity for farms and a cut in diesel prices. During the agitation, the Centre agreed to meet seven out of the nine demands. PTI
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The Bharatiya Kisan Union has a comprehensive list of demands for the government, which includes unconditional loan waivers for farmers, clearing of dues by sugar mills, higher prices for crops, free electricity for farms and a cut in diesel prices. During the agitation, the Centre agreed to meet seven out of the nine demands. PTI
Opposition parties put the blame on the Modi government for what they described as "brutal police action" against thousands of farmers marching towards the national capital. The Congress alleged that the "Badshah of Delhi Sultanate was drunk with power". FP Hindi
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Opposition parties put the blame on the Modi government for what they described as "brutal police action" against thousands of farmers marching towards the national capital. The Congress alleged that the "Badshah of Delhi Sultanate was drunk with power". FP Hindi