Farmers' Tractor Rally on January 26 Updates: Samyukt Kisan Morcha Calls Off Kisan Republic Day Parade With Immediate Effect; Here's What We Know So Far

Team Latestly
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New Delhi, January 26: Farmers protesting against the new farm laws has started their tractor parade from three sites- Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur borders on Tuesday as the country celebrates the 72nd Republic Day. They entered the national capital by breaking the police barricade. Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called off Kisan Republic Day Parade with immediate effect. It appealed to all participants to immediately return to their respective protest sites. Tractor Rally on January 26 Against Farm Laws: From Routes, Estimated Tractors on Road to Security Arrangements, Here's All About the Mega Rally on Republic Day 2021.

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Protestors even broke the police barricades at Peeragarhi Chowk and are moving towards Punjab Bagh in Delhi. The Union Home Ministry has ordered to temporarily suspend internet services in border areas of Delhi - Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nagloi- from 12:00 pm to 11:59 pm after clashes between protesting farmers and security personnel escalated.

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"Rally is going on peacefully. I don't have any knowledge of it. We are at Ghazipur and are releasing the traffic here," said Rakesh Tikait, the Spokesperson, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) when asked about incidents of violence at some locations, during the tractor rally, as reported by ANI.

Meanwhile, the police in the national capital and neighbouring states are on alert and trying to disperse the protesters. The Delhi Police resorted to lathi charge and tear gas at the Singhu border after protesting farmers breached barricades set up to thwart them from entering the national capital. The police had given farmers permission to enter the city after the official Republic Day parade at Rajpath.

The farmers have been protesting on different borders of Delhi since November 26, 2020, against the three farm laws. There has been no agreement between the Centre and the protesting farmers despite eleven rounds of talks between them. The agitating farmers demand complete withdrawal of the laws and legal guarantee for MSP. The Centre has offered to suspend the laws for up to 18 months at a meeting with farm unions on 20 January.