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Deployment of forces at Delhi borders intensify as farmers dig in

Eastern Times: December 1, 2020 New Delhi: Protesting farmers continued their agitation against the Centre’s new farm laws, as Delhi border points remained under heavy police deployment on Tuesday, with concrete barriers and multilayered barricades.

For the sixth consecutive day, thousands of farmers have been staging protests at Tigri and Singhu borders amid heavy security deployment but the situation remained peaceful.

According to the police, checking of vehicles has been intensified at the border points as a precautionary measure in view of the “Delhi Chalo” protest march by farmers. Multilayered barricades have also been put up besides heavy security personnel at Ghazipur border near UP gate where many farmers have been protesting since Saturday, a senior police officer said. The move comes after the agitating farmers threatened to block all entry points to the national Capital.

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Besides Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders, no such protests have been reported from any other border points connecting Delhi with Haryana or Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, on November 29, 55-year-old Ghajjan Singh, a farmer from Ludhiana, passed away at the Delhi border near Bahadurgarh. Fellow farmers told the press that he died due to a heart attack, while some newspaper reports said he fell ill after getting wet from water cannons sprayed at the protestors. Singh, according to news reports had a land holding of 3 acres and had been part of the agitation against the Central laws since October.

 

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