Farmers’ Protest: Police Start Removing Barricades At Tikri Border, Plan To Open Routes Soon


New Delhi: Days after the Supreme Court said the farmers have a right to protest against the three new farm laws but the protesters cannot block a road indefinitely, the process of removing blockades put up along the Tikri border on the Delhi side was reportedly underway to resume vehicular movement.

The Delhi Police said plans were underway to open emergency routes at Tikri border (Delhi-Haryana) and Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP) that were blocked due to ongoing farmers’ protest, ANI reported.

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The police added the barricades placed at the borders will be removed after getting consensus from the farmers.

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

The move comes as the border has remained blocked for almost a year now since the farmers have launched their protest in the area against the Central government’s three farm laws.

According to the Delhi Police, while the blockades were being removed, there was still no confirmation on when exactly the movement of vehicles may resume.

Earlier on Tuesday, a Haryana government high-powered committee held talks over the road blockade at Delhi’s Tikri border with the farmers

The panel headed by Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Rajeev Arora held talks with representatives of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, which is spearheading the stir.

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The Haryana government had last month constituted the committee to hold talks with the protesting farmers for clearing the blockade at the Tikri and Kundli-Singhu borders.

The farmers have been staging a stir for the past 11 months in Tikri, Kundli, Ghazipur and Singhu borders along the national capital besides other places demanding the ruling dispensation to withdraw the three contentious farm laws.

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