Farmers’ Protest: These routes to and from Delhi are closed after tractor rally violence

Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: Jan. 27, 2021, 10:41 a.m.

New Delhi: Due to the violence during the tractor rally by protesting farmers on Republic Day, many routes to and from Delhi have been closed today. These include the National Highway 9 connecting Delhi to Ghaziabad. The National Highway-24 is also closed today.

With this, the Delhi Police has again closed the path from ITO to Connaught Place. At the same time, the route from ITO intersection to India Gate has also been closed. The route from Minto Road to Connaught Place has also been closed.

Ghazipur Mandi, NH-9 and NH-24 closed

Ghazipur Mandi, NH-9 and NH-24 have been closed for traffic movement. The Delhi Traffic Police has said that people coming to Ghaziabad from Delhi are advised to travel from Shahdara, Karkari Mor and DND. With this, the route from Minto Road to Connaught Place has been closed. Delhi Traffic Police has asked people not to use this route.

Red Fort, Jama Masjid metro stations closed

The entrance to the Red Fort metro station is closed. No entry or entry is allowed at this station, although all other stations are open. General services are on all lines. Farmers became violent in protests on Tuesday, due to which at least 20 metro stations were closed by entry and exit.

People who hoisted violence and flag in the Red Fort will have to suffer: Rakesh Tikait

Rakesh Tikait, leader of the farmers ‘organization, said,’ Uneducated people were driving tractors, they did not know the way to Delhi. The administration told him the way to Delhi. They went to Delhi and returned home. Some of them inadvertently went towards the Red Fort. ‘

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He said, ‘Those who hoisted violence and flags in the Red Fort have to pay for their work. A conspiracy has been going on against a particular community for the last two months. Tikait said that this is not a movement of Sikhs, but of farmers.

People who resort to vandalism are ‘enemies’ of farmers: Hannan Mollah

The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) condemned the violence and said that those who indulged in vandalism are the ‘enemies’ of the farmers and ‘part of a conspiracy’. “All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) General Secretary Hannan Mollah said,” Those who resorted to vandalism in the capital are not peasants, but they are enemies. This incident is part of a conspiracy. We have learned a lesson from this hooliganism and will ensure in the future that no anti-social elements come into it. We will run the movement in a peaceful manner. ‘

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has said that 22 FIRs have been registered in connection with the violence that took place during the tractor rally of farmers yesterday.

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