As Farmers March In National Capital To Protest, Traffic Movement Shut At Singhu, Tikri Borders

As Farmers March In National Capital To Protest, Traffic Movement Shut At Singhu, Tikri Borders

Highlights:

  • Delhi Traffic police department shuts border
  • Traffic movement at Tikri and Singhu borders shut
  • People have been requested to take alternative routes

On Monday the Delhi Traffic police said that the traffic movement at the Singhu and Tikri borders have been shut as the farmers march in to continue their protest against the new farm laws introduced by the Centre.

The Delhi Traffic Police tweeted, “Tikri border is closed for any traffic movement. Available open borders to Haryana are following–Borders Jharoda, Dhansa, Daurala Jhatikera, Badusari, Kapashera, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera borders,”.

Urging the people, Delhi traffic police said, take an alternative route as the Singhu border has been closed from both the sides.

In another tweet, the Delhi Traffic Police said, “Singhu Border is still closed from both sides. Please take an alternate route. Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba Chowk & GTK road. Traffic is very very heavy. Please avoid outer ring road from the signature bridge to Rohini & vice versa, GTK Road, NH 44 & Singhu borders”.

At the same time, the security at the Ghazipur – Ghaziabad (Delhi – Uttar Pradesh) border was tightened as the farmers continued with their march showing their protest in the area against the farm laws from the Centre. Heavy barricading was seen on the roads as the farmers took shelter at the Gazipur – Ghaziabad border on Sunday night.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar held a meeting at BJP chief JP Nadda’s residence on late Sunday night in order to discuss the ongoing farmers’ protests, as per reports.

Several areas in both Delhi and Haryana saw protests from the farmers after they rejected the offers from the Central Government to hold talks on the 3rd of December saying that if you impose conditions for starting a dialogue is nothing short of an insult to them.

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Almost 32 farmer organisation with some of them hailing Gujarat and Maharashtra and majority belonging to Punjab had managed to reach Delhi on Friday and subsequently assembled at the border areas to continue with their protest.

The farmers are protesting 3 acts, which are:

  1. The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020
  2. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020
  3. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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