19 Arrested, 50 Detained Over Republic Day Violence: Delhi Police
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The Delhi Police on Wednesday, 27 January, addressed a press conference, a day after the violence during the farmer’s Republic Day tractor rally, saying that the violence happened because terms and conditions were not followed. They also said that 19 accused have been arrested while 50 have been detained.
The Delhi Police have also filed 25 FIRs so far and named 37 farmer leaders including Yogendra Yadav, BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait and Medha Patkar.
On Wednesday, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu), a farmers’ union which has been protesting at the Chilla border for the last 58 days, withdrew their protest. The Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan also said that they are breaking away from the protests, but will continue to fight against farm laws.
- Security was heightened at the protest sites near the border, as well as Red Fort, a day after the violence
- Agitating farmers near Delhi’s borders were subjected to tear gas shelling and lathi charge on Tuesday
- Internet had also been suspended in various parts of Delhi-NCR as violence erupted on Tuesday
- The Samyukt Kisan Morcha called off the Kisan Republic Day parade later on Tuesday and appealed to all participants to return to their respective protest sites
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Nearly 2,000 Unidentified Protesters Booked in Haryana
Nearly 2,000 unidentified protesters have been booked for allegedly trying to break barricades in Haryana's Palwal district to forcibly enter Delhi during the tractor parade and driving dangerously, among other charges, police said on Wednesday, according to PTI.
Haryana Govt Extends Suspension on Internet, SMS Services in Areas
Haryana government has extended the suspension of internet and SMS services in Sonipat, Palwal, and Jhajjar districts till 5 pm on 28 January to check misinformation, the state government said, according to ANI.
Insult to Tricolour won't be tolerated: Prakash Javadekar
Addressing a briefing on Wednesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “The manner in which there was violence in Delhi yesterday, the more it is condemned, the less it is. Action should be against all of those who instigated others. India won't tolerate the manner in which the Tricolour was insulted at the Red Fort.”
"Congress constantly tried to instigate farmers' agitation. When some farmer leaders had said on 26th January that it's final match, then Punjab government should have monitored the tractors leaving from the state and made preventive arrests of habitual criminals."
Farmers' March to Parliament on 1 February Postponed
Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Balbir S Rajewal on Wednesday said that the farmers’ march to Parliament planned for 1 February has been postponed due to the violence on Republic Day.
“On Martyrs' Day, we'll hold public rallies across India on behalf of the farmers' agitation. We will also keep a one-day fast,” he said, according to ANI.
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