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In pictures: Protesting farmers to continue 'Delhi Chalo' march, security heightened in Delhi and borders

Delhi Police has beefed up security in the national capital and directed its personnel to ensure strict vigil at Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders after the protesting farmers announced to continue their 'Delhi Chalo' agitation

Our Web Desk Published 21.02.24, 02:51 PM
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Protesting farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' march, at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu Border, in Patiala district. In the fourth round of talks with the farmer leaders on Sunday, a panel of three Union ministers proposed that government agencies would buy pulses, maize and cotton at MSP for five years after entering into an agreement with farmers. The farmer leaders rejected the proposal saying it was not in favour of the farmers.

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A tear gas explodes after being fired upon the protesting farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' march, near the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu Border.

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Security personnel stand guard during the protesting farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ March, at the Tikri Border, in New Delhi. The two border points of Delhi and Haryana - Tikri and Singhu - are sealed with the heavy deployment of police personnel and paramilitary forces and multi-layered barricades of concrete and iron nails. 

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Tear gas shells were fired by Haryana security personnel after some young farmers were heading towards the multi-layered barricades at the Shambhu border point at Punjab and Haryana. Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda invited the protesting farmers for a fifth round of discussion on all issues including the MSP (minimum support price).

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Protesting farmers take cover behind a roadblock during their ongoing protest, at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu Border. 

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Tractors of the protesting farmers parked during their 'Delhi Chalo' march amid fog. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha are spearheading the 'Delhi Chalo' march. Security personnel have been directed to not allow even a single protester or vehicle to enter Delhi, he said, adding that mock security drills were conducted.

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Women security personnel stand guard ahead of the protesting farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ March, at the Singhu Border, in New Delhi. Two lanes of the Ghazipur border have also been shut with multi-layer barricades and deployment of police personnel.

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A protestor covers his face with cream in an attempt to minimize the effect of tear gas smoke during their 'Delhi Chalo' march, near the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu Border.

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Vehicles move through a traffic jam on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway near Sirhaul toll plaza amid restrictions in view of protesting farmers' 'Delhi Chalo’ march.

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