Headlines November 28, 2020
Farmers allowed entry into Delhi amidst protests
On Friday evening, Delhi police allowed entry for thousands of farmers who marched to the national capital to protest against the new farm bills. Though there were clashes in the Haryana border on Friday morning, Delhi police stated that they would be given space near a ground at Burari for peaceful protests. Many farmers got injured in tear gas and water spraying used against them during the march. Most of them were seen carrying essential supplies including food for the days-long protests. Some of them even got injured in police attacks.
In the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protests, police had asked farmers to follow all safety precautions for Covid-19. But their announcements were not paid any attention to as groups of farmers thronged the national capital in thousands. Though they were stopped at various locations, Delhi police finally gave a go ahead to protestors.
There were major traffic jams in not just borders and highways, but inside the city as well. Delhi police request to convert nine stadiums to makeshift jails for detaining protesting farmers was rejected by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Farmers from over 500 organizations in Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala are in the forefront for protests. The many attempts of farmers to hold talks with central government to amend farm laws were denied by ministers.
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