Delhi Police has given permission to farmers’ Republic Day tractor parade, declare farm unions

Even as farmers teams claimed that they have acquired permission to enter Delhi for his or her tractor rally that is slated to be staged on Republic Day, the Delhi Police stated that talks with the protesting farmers are nonetheless within the last stage.

The growth got here after a gathering of the farmer organisations with the Delhi Police, Haryana Police and UP Police on Saturday concerning the proposed ‘kisan tractor parade’ by the farmers.

“Farmers will take out ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’ on January 26. Barricades will be opened and we will enter Delhi,” ANI quoted Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav as saying.

“To save the prestige of the Republic, farmers will hold the Gantantra Parade on the occasion of Republic Day. We will take out a historic and peaceful parade and it will have no effect on the Republic Day parade or the security arrangements,” he stated, including that there isn’t a restrict on the variety of tractors collaborating within the parade.

“There will be 5 different routes and we will create separate maps for each route. We will share it once they are ready,” IANS quoted the farmers’ our bodies as saying.

Over two lakh tractors are anticipated to participate within the parades, which will be taken out solely after 12 pm, after the Republic Day parade on Delhi’s Rajpath concludes, and round 2,500 volunteers will be deployed to facilitate the motion of the vehicles, in response to protesting farmer unions, reported information company PTI.

Several batches of farmers from Punjab and Haryana set out on their tractor-trolleys and other vehicles to participate within the proposed tractor rally on January 26 within the nationwide capital. 

Tractor-trolleys have now change into a standard sight on the Singhu border because the farmers have began bringing within the tractors, two positioned on a trolley, to the protest web site from villages in Punjab for the proposed rally.

Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other states have been protesting at a number of border factors of Delhi at Singhu, Tikri and Gazipur borders since November-end. They are demanding a repeal of the three central farm legal guidelines handed by Parliament in September final yr.

The talks of farmer unions and the government have seemingly damaged down after the previous insisted on their demand for the repeal of three new farm legal guidelines and the latter requested them to rethink provide to place these legal guidelines on maintain for about 18 months. 

The eleventh spherical of talks was held on Friday. Unlike the final 10 rounds of talks, the eleventh spherical noticed each the edges hardening their positions and couldn’t even attain a choice on the subsequent date for the assembly.

Farmers have been protesting on the totally different borders of the nationwide capital since November 26 towards the three newly enacted farm legal guidelines – Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

(With company inputs)

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