Farmers protest: Delhi police start removing barricades at Tikri border, plan to open roads soon

New Delhi: Days after the Supreme Court ruled that farmers have the right to protest against the three new farm laws, but protesters cannot block a road indefinitely, the process of lifting the roadblocks put in place along the Tikri border on the Delhi side would have been underway to resume movement of the vehicle.

Delhi Police said plans are underway to open emergency roads at the Tikri border (Delhi-Haryana) and Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP) which have been blocked due to ongoing protests against farmers, ANI reported.

The police added that the barricades placed at the borders will be lifted after obtaining the consensus of the farmers.

However, images shared by ANI showed cranes lifting barricades set up by Delhi Police from the protest site.

The move comes as the border has been blocked for almost a year now since farmers launched their protest in the region against the central government’s three agricultural laws.

Delhi police said as the roadblocks were lifted there was still no confirmation of exactly when vehicle traffic could resume.

Earlier on Tuesday, a high-level Haryana government committee held talks with farmers over the road blockade at the Tikri border in Delhi.

The panel led by Haryana (Home) Additional Chief Secretary Rajeev Arora spoke with representatives of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, who is spearheading the agitation.

The Haryana government last month formed the committee to meet with protesting farmers to lift the blockade on the Tikri and Kundli-Singhu borders.

Farmers have caused a sensation over the past 11 months at the Tikri, Kundli, Ghazipur, and Singhu borders along with the nation’s capital and other places demanding the waiver of power to remove the three contentious farm laws.


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