Kisan Unions Call Off Tractor Rally, Protest Against Laws to Go On

Catch all the live updates on the tractor rally by farmers here.

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Catch all the live updates on the tractor rally by farmers here.
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The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called off Kisan Republic Day Parade with immediate effect and appealed to all participants to immediately return to their respective protest sites.

The SKM announced the movement will continue peacefully and further steps will be discussed and decided soon.

Extra paramilitary forces are likely to be deployed in the national capital, following the meeting between Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Home Secretary and Delhi Commissioner of Police, after violence broke out during Tractor Rally on 26 January.

Snapshot
  • Internet suspended in Singhu border, Ghazipur border, Tikri border, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi and adjoining areas from 12:00 hours to 23:59 hours on Tuesday, 26 January
  • A protesting farmer died near ITO metro station, after his tractor toppled
  • Agitating farmers near Delhi’s borders, too, were reportedly subjected to tear gas shelling and were lathi-charged
  • Visuals of chaos emerged, with the police using tear gas on protesting farmers, after they arrived at Delhi’s ITO from the Ghazipur area

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9:47 PM , 26 Jan
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Delhi Police 'Rescue' 300 Stranded Artists From Red Fort

DCP (North) Anto Alphonse said that 300 artists, including children, who were stranded in Red Fort due to Tractor Rally were rescued by Delhi Police.

“There were around 300 artists including children at the Red Fort. As the situation developed, we provided them with food and shifted them to a safe place, Daryaganj Mess,” he said.

9:24 PM , 26 Jan
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Tractor Rally: Delhi Police Register Four Cases Of Vandalism

Four cases have been registered in connection with the vandalism in East Delhi during the farmers' tractor rally, said Delhi Police (Eastern Range), reported ANI.

Eight buses and 17 private vehicles were vandalized, the cops added.

8:21 PM , 26 Jan
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83 Cops Injured In Tractor Rally Violence: Delhi Police Claim

At least 83 Police personnel were injured after being attacked by agitating farmers in Delhi today, the Delhi Police claimed after violence broke out during Tractor Rally.

8:01 PM , 26 Jan
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Exercise Caution: US Embassy Tells Their Employees

The US Embassy in India advised government personnel to avoid areas affected due to clashes between protesting farmers and Delhi Police.

“Media outlets are reporting clashes between New Delhi Police and protesting farmers in parts of Delhi. US government personnel have been advised to avoid these areas, stay at home, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large groups, protests, or demonstrations,” US Embassy in India.


Published: 26 Jan 2021, 7:27 AM IST
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