Farmers group broke strong cordons layed by Delhi police. As farmers demonstrating against new agricultural regulations invaded Delhi in the run-up to a major tractor rally, police barricades were knocked down near the outskirts of the national capital.
Though 5, 000 tractors have been allowed to go on tractor rally, the farmers violated pre- approved rules at Tikri Border and Singhu border. Delhi police is outnumbered in comparison to the farmers on tractor who have violated the barricades.
The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee had earlier declared that it would not stick to the route agreed upon by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha and the police. Their parade, the group said, will approach the Delhi’s Outer Ring Road, raising a possibility of conflict with the police which has chalked out the routes from three locations at the border after a series of meetings with farmers’s groups. The rally will mark the completion of two months of protest against the Centre’s contentious farm laws by farmers camping at the borders of Delhi. On Budget day, February 1, the farmers are planning a foot march to Parliament.