Farmer Protest Live Updates:Farmers Breach Barricades, Drive Tractors Into Red Fort – NDTV

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Farmer Protest Live Updates: Protesting Farmers Leave Red Fort After Police Intervene

Tractor Rally in Delhi: Thousands of farmers knocked down barricades as they entered Delhi.

New Delhi:

Protesting farmers clashed with police at several places in the national capital and entered the iconic Red Fort and ITO in the heart of national capital, with hundreds of them deviating from agreed routes, prompting security personnel to resort to lathicharge and tear gas. The farmers have now left the Red Fort after the police intervened.

More than 20 tractors entered the Red Fort with nation flags this afternoon, hours after the farmers’ parade began.

In visuals emerging from ITO, one of the main intersections in Delhi near media offices and the police headquarters, policemen in riot gear appeared to be outnumbered. The policemen were seen running or hiding behind cars as farmers armed with sticks chased them with sticks and ramming their tractors into the buses parked by police..

Two buses had been used to block the farmers from progressing further on the crucial road connecting to the top government offices in the capital.

Here are the Latest News on farmer’ tractor rally:

“I condemn the violation of its dignity. It is sad and unfortunate,” tweets Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on agitating farmers entering #RedFort.

LIVE #tractorrally updates: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/latest-news-live-updates-on-farmers-protest-coronavirus-republic-day-farmers-group-kisan-mazdoor-sangharsh-committee-says-will-take-out-tractor-rally-2358087

Tikri Border update: After breaching barricade at Nangloi, protesting farmers are now taking designated route towards Najafgarh

“Message was conveyed much before”: Farmers on deviating from route
Protesting farmers claim that they had communicated to police about their plans to go to Ring Road. “We always had plans to go to Ring Road and the message was conveyed much before,” a protesting farmer tells NDTV’s Mariyam Alavi atop a tractor entering Delhi from Singhu border.

Farmers’ protest live updates: 3 routes were cleared for the Tractor rally

Three routes were cleared for the farmers to hold the parade – 63-km route near Singhu Border,  62.5 km-long route  from Tikri border, a 68-km long route from Ghazipur border that divides Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.  However, some of the groups deviated from the planned route and entered the iconic Red Fort and ITO in the heart of national capital.

Tractor rally news: Significance of flag hoisted by protesting farmers at Red Fort explained

Visuals from the spot showed them climbing a flagpole below the ramparts of the iconic Mughal fort, from where the Prime Minister addresses the nation on Independence Day. As tractors took over the Ramlila Maidan outside the fort — the original site where they had planned their protest — farmers were heard saying that they will not leave Delhi now. NDTV’s Mohammed Ghazali explains the significance of the flag

Just In: Police have entered the Red Fort and are convincing the protesters to leave the premise.

Taractor Rally news: Tractor with 2 farmers overturns during stunt at Delhi-Noida Border

A tractor with two farmers on it overturned during a stunt at the Delhi-Noida border on Tuesday morning, as scores of protesters gathered here for demonstration against the new farm laws.

The tractor was being driven in a circular path at a high speed when it lost balance and overturned, while the two persons on board got minor injuries during the act at the Chilla border in the morning.

The sight of the overturned tractor, bearing a tricolour and a flag of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu), was short lived as several protesters came together to put the vehicle back on its four tyres. (Read full story here)

#InPics | Thousands of farmers enter Red Fort complex, wave flags

More photos from #kisantractorrally: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pics-police-barricades-knocked-down-near-delhi-as-farmers-begin-march-2358112

“Violence is not the solution to any problem. Irrespective of who gets hurt, it’s the country which will suffer,” says Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader

#KisanTractorRally live updates: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/latest-news-live-updates-on-farmers-protest-coronavirus-republic-day-farmers-group-kisan-mazdoor-sangharsh-committee-says-will-take-out-tractor-rally-2358087

Farmers’protest live news: Defying route, farmers reach Red Fort

Thousands of protesters broke through barricades, attacked policemen with sticks and vandalised a police vehicle after deviating from the agreed route of a farmers’ tractor rally and reaching the heart of Delhi.

In visuals emerging from ITO, one of the main intersections in Delhi near media offices and the police headquarters, policemen in riot gear appeared to be outnumbered. The policemen were seen running or hiding behind cars as farmers armed with sticks chased them.

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Gates Of Several Delhi Metro Stations Closed Amid Farmers’ Protests

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today closed the entry and exit gates at several metro stations as thousands of protesting farmers entered the national capital as they took out a tractor rally against the new farm laws. (Read full story here)

Avoid These Routes: Traffic Police On Republic Day Parade, Farmers’ Tractor Rally

The Delhi Police has issued traffic advisories for the Republic Day parade. Traffic diversions and alternative routes have been posted on Twitter by the police.

#KisanTractorRally | Delhi Police issues heavy traffic alert 🚦

GTK road
Outer Ring road
Badli road
KN Katzu Marg
Madhuban chowk
Kanjhawala road
Palla road
Narela

Live updates: Protesting farmers breach barricades at Nangloi Junction
Protesting farmers breach the barricades at Nangloi Junction, move towards Central Delhi. NDTV’s Arvind Gunasekar reports from ground zero 

Farmers gather in huge numbers at Nangloi bridge. Riot control force on standby with water cannons and tear gas shelling equipment if situation spirals out of control

NDTV’s Arvind Gunasekar reports

Farmers’ Tractor rally in Delhi latest news: Cops Use Tear Gas, Lathis on protesting farmers
Protesters were baton-charged and tear gas shells were fired by policemen as chaos unfolded near borders of the national capital.

#TractorRally from Tikri border crosses Mundka, reaches Nangloi bridge, soon to take right towards Najafgarh.

Heavy security deployment and barricading at Najafgarh to stop farmers from moving towards central Delhi.

NDTV’s Arvind Gunasekar reports

#TractorRally from Tikri border crosses Mundka, reaches Nangloi bridge, soon to take right towards Najafgarh.

Heavy security deployment and barricading at Najafgarh to stop farmers from moving towards central Delhi.

NDTV’s Arvind Gunasekar reports

Maharashtra won’t implement farm laws, Speaker tells protesting farmers

Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana Patole today told the hundreds of protesting farmers at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan that the three new contentious agricultural laws passed by Parliament last September will not be implemented in the state. The farmers, mostly from Nashik district, have gathered in the state capital for the past two days in solidarity with thousands of their comrades gearing up for a massive tractor rally in Delhi today against these new pieces of legislation. (Read full story here)
PM Modi Should Stand Firm Against Protesting Farmers
India’s agitating farmers show no signs of fading away. Angry cultivators have been camped on the doorstep of Delhi for weeks through north India’s bitingly cold winter. They have shown a talent for staying in the headlines as well, with attention-grabbing stunts such as staging a tractor convoy to rival India’s official Republic Day parade.”
In solidarity and as mark of respect, people shower agitating farmers with flowers from the sidewalk as they march into Delhi for the #tractorrally today.

NDTV’s Arvind Gunasekar reports | 📍: Nangloi Junction

Farmers’protest news: Tractor rally from Singhu border reaches Delhi’s Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar

Tractor rally from Singhu border reaches Delhi’s Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar. The rally will proceed towards DTU-Shahbad-SB Dairy-Darwala- Bawana T-point- Kanjawala Chowk-Kharkhoda toll plaza. (ANI)

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PM Modi Should Stand Firm Against Protesting Farmers
India’s agitating farmers show no signs of fading away. Angry cultivators have been camped on the doorstep of Delhi for weeks through north India’s bitingly cold winter. They have shown a talent for staying in the headlines as well, with attention-grabbing stunts such as staging a tractor convoy to rival India’s official Republic Day parade.”

JUST IN: Protesting farmers break police barricade at Delhi’s Singhu border ahead of big tractor rally 

#Delhi | Traffic police releases advisory on arrangements ahead of #tractorrally of farmers

#TractorParadeOn26Jan LIVE updates: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/latest-news-live-updates-on-famrers-protest-coronavirus-republic-day-farmers-group-kisan-mazdoor-sangharsh-committee-says-will-take-out-tractor-rally–2358087

Farmers’ tractors with Tricolour standing at Chilla border on Delhi-Noida Link Road. (ANI)

Farmers’ Group Plans To Veer From Agreed Upon Route For Tractor Rally
A farmers’ group – one of the key participants in the tractor rally to be held today — has declared that it would not stick to the route eith Delhi police. The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee said it will approach the Delhi’s Outer Ring Road, raising a possibility of conflict with the police which has chalked out the routes from three locations at the border after a series of meetings with farmers’s groups. The rally will mark the completion of two months of protest against the Centre’s contentious farm laws by farmers camping at the borders of Delhi. (Read full story here)

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