Chaos ensues as protesting farmers breach barricades, police use tear gas

27 Janvier, 2021, 16:02 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Farmers across UK rally in solidarity with Indian protestors against farm laws

On foot and in tractors, the protesters were part of a huge rally planned for India's Republic Day.

Police baton charged farmers at Chintamani Chowk in Shahdara when they broke barricades and smashed window panes of cars.

The government ordered internet services in some parts of the capital to be blocked, according to mobile carrier Vodafone Idea, in an attempt to prevent further unrest.

Additional PRO, Delhi Police, Anil Mittal, informed that 86 police officers were injured in the violence.

The protesting farmers also reached Delhi's ITO area, a few kilometres away from Parliament.

The farmers, mainly from the states of Punjab and Haryana, have blockaded roads into the national capital as their unions push for a repeal of the laws.

The government has offered to amend the laws and suspend their implementation for 18 months.

It was one of the biggest protests in New Delhi in living memory, posing a fresh challenge to the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was reelected in 2019 in a landslide. They returned only to their protest camps, on the outskirts of Delhi - from which they're planning another march on the capital in less than a week.

But this year, the nation also witnessed clashes between protesting farmers and the Delhi Police as it celebrates its 72nd Republic Day?

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Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country's constitution on January 26, 1950. Later, they changed their plans and moved towards Red Fort, it said. Pointing out that the Tricolour was flying high above the two flags they had hoisted, he projected it as a reflection of India's "unity in diversity".

The deceased has been identified as Navreet Singh Hundal, 27, who is a native of Bilaspur area of Rampur district in Uttar Pradesh and came to Ghazipur border around a week ago to participate in the parade.

Meanwhile, Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed India's Republic Day as Black Day on Tuesday to send a loud and clear message to the world and India that Kashmiris rejected illegal occupation of their land by India and were struggling to secure their right to self-determination. Police, who put up barricades of containers and trucks, fired tear gas on at least two groups. They were seen waving national flags from ramparts of the Red Fort.

The Morcha asserted that their peaceful movement against the three farm laws would continue.

The government has said the new legislation will eliminate middlemen in state-run wholesale markets, increase earnings for farmers and make India more self-reliant.

V.M. Singh said he was ready to hold talks with the government on legislation guaranteeing a minimum support price for wheat and rice.

Farmers are the latest group to upset Mr Modi's image of imperturbable dominance in Indian politics.

Most economists and experts agree that Indian agriculture desperately needs reform.

Opposition leaders have blamed the government for passing the laws hastily without adequate consultation, either with political parties or farmers representatives.

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