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‘Dilli Chalo’: Farmers threaten to block highways if stopped | Gurgaon News

Gurgaon: Even because the state authorities has sealed borders and detained over 70 farmer leaders to quell the ‘Dilli Chalo’ protest towards three contentious farm payments, lots of of peasants on Wednesday got here out on the streets to mobilise extra individuals for the march and assist their counterparts caught at Punjab-Haryana borders.
Though rattled over the ‘police action’ towards their leaders and restrictions imposed by the federal government on their motion in direction of the nationwide capital, these farmers have pledged to gherao Delhi on November 26 at any price. They have additional threatened to block all nationwide and state highways if the cops cease their march. The protest name has been given by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC).
As preventive measures, the state authorities has already imposed prohibitory orders and sealed Haryana-Punjab borders for 3 days — November 25 to 27. In Gurgaon, no less than seven factors have been recognized the place cops have been deployed to be certain that protesters don’t create public inconvenience. Traffic policemen have been requested to be prepared with completely different diversion plans in case the protesters block main stretches.
However, Shyam Singh of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), stated, “Hundreds of farmers have already reached border areas and many more are on their way. No amount of restrictions or police action will deter us from our motive to gherao Delhi. It’s our constitutional right. We have devised multiple counter-strategies and alternative route plans. Even if we need to break the barriers and use force, we’ll not shy away from that.”
While lots of of farmers from Sirsa and Hisar reached the closest border factors by Wednesday night, many others have been busy devising methods to break checkpoints of the state police and attain Delhi. On Thursday morning, numerous district models will converge at a number of border areas to gherao Delhi. In areas adjoining the nationwide capital like Mewat and Palwal, farmers even rehearsed their plan for Thursday’s march.
Besides, farmers of the state additionally got here out to help their counterparts caught at Punjab-Haryana borders. “We are in full support of anyone who is being held back. Farmers fed their brothers from Punjab by organising langars at border villages and also helping them in sneaking into the state. And not just Punjab, our several farmer brothers from different states will receive similar support from us,” added Singh of BKU.
Meanwhile, relations of farmer leaders who have been arrested final night time informed TOI that farmers are below tight scrutiny and being apprehended arbitrarily. “Cops broke into our house at midnight. They came in from the back doors as if they were trying to nab terrorists. Several other leaders have been arrested and they aren’t getting bail as well,” stated Dalbir Mann, son of just lately arrested BKU chief Rattan Mann.

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