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NEW DELHI: Cement boundaries, barbed wire, spikes on roads and policemen in giant numbers dominated farmers protest websites on the town’s borders Tuesday because the opposition created a ruckus in Parliament over the three agri-marketing legal guidelines which the protesters need repealed.
Both Houses of Parliament confronted repeated adjournments as opposition members disrupted proceedings, demanding a dialogue on the central legal guidelines enacted final September.
In Chandigarh, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh chaired an all-party assembly, which too handed a decision looking for the withdrawal of the brand new legal guidelines which the protesting farmers say will result in the weakening of the minimal help value (MSP) system.
The protest website at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border resembled a fortress. A Bharatiya Kisan Union chief, nevertheless, claimed that supporters from far-off locations are nonetheless making their method there to specific solidarity.
“But what does this security arrangement by the government mean? Layers of barricading, iron nails on road, barbed wires all around us. Forget humans, nobody keeps even animals in this manner,” Pawan Khatana, who’s the BKU’s Meerut zone chief, mentioned.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi additionally commented on the barricades.”GOI, Build bridges, not walls!” he tweeted, addressing the Centre.
“Modi style of governance — Shut them up. Cut them off. Crush them down,” he mentioned in one other tweet.
Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut visited Ghazipur Tuesday to fulfill BKU chief Rakesh Tikait and prolong the “full support” of his occasion and the Maharashtra authorities to the agitation. He embraced Tikait as they spoke to the press inside a tarpaulin-covered shelter off the stage.
When reminded that opposition events are demanding a dialogue in Parliament, he mentioned, “Demands won’t fetch anything. This movement started from the roads and will stay there.”
Taking a swipe on the authorities, he mentioned, “Had the roads on China border been blocked this way, Chinese soldiers wouldn’t have been able to get into Ladakh.”
But Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava defended the brand new safety measures at Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri border factors, citing the violence “when tractors were used on 26th January to attack policemen and barricades were broken”.
“Why were no questions raised at that time? What have we done now? We have just strengthened the barricades so that they are not broken again,” he instructed reporters, reminding them in regards to the farmers’ tractor parade on Republic Day.
Despite the Shiv Sena chief’s presence, Tikait insisted that no politics was concerned within the protest.
“The farmers’ protest is apolitical and no politician including Raut today has been given the mic or space on the stage,” he mentioned.
At the Singhu border too, the Delhi Police and paramilitary forces remained deployed in giant numbers.
Farmers there mentioned native individuals are serving to them cope with energy outages and lack of water.
“We are facing power cuts at night since January 27. If not for the locals, we would have to do without electricity the whole night. They are the ones helping us with lights and other things, that too without charging us anything,” mentioned Dharmendra Singh from Punjab’s Patiala district.
Another protester, Avtar Singh, mentioned native individuals are serving to girls protesters.
“They are letting them use their washrooms and bathrooms. They know that the federal government is attempting to suppress our motion and are supporting us wholeheartedly,” he mentioned.
On January 30, a bit of the freeway on the Singhu border witnessed a conflict between farmers and a gaggle of people that claimed to be native residents.
Internet remained blocked round protest websites.
“The authorities banned the web and blocked the roads with concrete dividers in order that the general public wouldn’t get any info concerning the protest and nobody would flip up right here,” complained Palwinder Singh, from Punjab’s Amritsar.


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