New Delhi: After the violence in the tractor parade of farmers on Republic Day, the capital Delhi has turned into a camp. A total of 15 CRPF companies have been deployed along with the Delhi Police.
However, the Red Fort has been evacuated from the agitators late last night. Around 86 policemen have been injured in the tax violence. At the same time, during this time a protesting farmer also died. The police has registered an FIR against seven people after this whole case.
Following the violence in the tractor parade, the United Kisan Morcha has apologized and closed the parade with immediate effect. At present, the protesting farmers are sitting on the borders of Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur in Delhi. The United Kisan Morcha announced that the movement would continue peacefully and a decision would be taken soon after discussing further steps. The situation is now under control after the violence.
Know details of tractor rally
Farmers who entered Delhi for the tractor parade started going on different routes other than the fixed route. Due to this the Delhi Police started planting roadblocks and traffic was diverted from the ring road, after which the uproar started and Nangloi became a battleground.
The convoy of farmers who came from the Singhu border became so long that it also started jamming from place to place. But the trouble started when the convoy tried to divert from the fixed route.
In Nangloi, Delhi, the farmers had broken the Delhi Police barricades and started moving into other routes with their tractors. After this, the police personnel sat on the road in order to stop them. The police had to fire tear gas shells to disperse them. During this, the police also lathi-charged.
There was violence on ITO first and then a team of farmers reached the Red Fort and violence started there. Here hundreds of protesting farmers gathered and raised slogans against the government. During this time, a person named Deep Sidhu climbed the Red Fort and placed special flags of religion. After this, a ruckus started over the performance of the farmers. The police somehow brought down the person and explained to the protesters. However, there was no tampering of the tricolor on the Lala Fort. But violence took place at the Red Fort.
After one and a half hours the police force started evicting the farmers from the Red Fort. During this time all the routes to India Gate were closed. Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait accused the administration of vandalism regarding the Red Fort incident. He said that the police did not open the route till 12 noon, after which the farmers changed the route.
An emergency meeting was held at Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence. During this meeting which lasted for about two hours, all the top officials including IB Director and Home Secretary were present. After reviewing the situation in the meeting, it was asked to deploy additional security forces at several sensitive places. Now 15 CRPF companies along with the police have been deployed in Delhi. The leadership of farmer leaders is being questioned after the violence during the tractor parade.
Following the confrontation between the Delhi Police and the farmers, a high alert has been declared in Haryana. Internet services in three districts of Haryana Jhajjhar, Sonipat and Palwal have also been closed till 5 pm on Wednesday. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar took this decision by meeting senior officials.
15 FIRs registered over violence
The Delhi Police has registered 15 FIRs for the violence in Tractor March. A case has been registered in the violence and sabotage case in several areas including Ghazipur, Akshardham, ITO, Lal Qila, Mukarba Chowk. There have also been pictures of swords waving on the streets of Delhi. Nihang farmers near Akshardham tried to spread panic by waving naked swords.
Entry gate of Red Fort Metro station closed
After the violence in the tractor parade, the entry gate of the Red Fort metro station has been closed. From here, passengers are allowed to exit, but cannot enter. Although all other metro stations are open, services are normal on all lines. This information has been given by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.