Thursday, December 9, 2021

Go home, says Yogi government to protestors at Ghazipur

Farmers protesting at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghazipur have been asked to end their protest and vacate the roads by the UP government. 

The Ghaziabad administration, which gave the order, plans to clear the road by tonight, sources said.

The Ghazipur border had been sealed since the protest by farmers demanding the repeal of the started on November 26. On Tuesday, the farmers had broken barricades and taken out their tractor rally.

Chaos was unleashed across the city as the farmers deviated from the designated route. Violence broke out in parts of the city as the police tried to stop them. A group still made its way to the Red Fort, in what they said was a message to the Central government.

Uttar Pradesh has taken a hard line on the farmers protesting against the farm laws since.

On Wednesday night, the Baghpat administration got a protest site vacated in the district, but denied using force.

“We did not use any force to remove the protesters. The elderly people, including a mentally unsound person, were sent to their homes,” said Baghpat Additional District Magistrate Amit Kumar Singh.

The administration said it had received a request from the National Highways Authority of India, over its pending construction work in the area.

Protesters were asked to go at smaller protests in Mathura and Fatehpur as well.


A day after the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan and the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) withdrew from the agitation at Delhi borders, Kisan Mahapanchayat leader Rampal Jat announced on Thursday that his organisation will vacate the Shahjahanpur protest site in wake of the Republic Day violence.


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