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Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee said on Monday a final call on the time and route for the rally would be taken after a meeting with the police.

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:31 AM IST

A leader of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over the routes approved by the Delhi Police for Tuesday’s proposed tractor rally by the farmers protesting against the three contentious farm laws. KMSC’s Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra told news agency ANI that the routes approved by the police come largely under Haryana, as against farmers’ leaders’ demand for Delhi’s Outer Ring Road. Sabhra said a final call on the route would be taken after a meeting with the police at 10am.

“We feel that the kind of permission granted to us for tractor rally is not right. We wanted to go to the Old Ring Road but we were given conditional permission and assigned the portion that comes largely under Haryana,” ANI quoted Sabhra as saying. “All we’re saying is that we don’t want to go there, we just want to go to the Ring Road. We’ll have a meeting with the police at 10am over this. It will then be decided where we will finally go. After the meeting, we’ll decide the time and route of the rally,” he said.

After multiple rounds of talks last week, the Delhi Police on Sunday finally gave “conditional” approval for the rally. However, addressing a press conference, special commissioner of police (intelligence) Dependra Pathak said more than 300 Twitter handles had been set up in Pakistan to create “disturbance” at the rally.

₹80 lakh to 1 crore are waving Khalistani flags at the protest sites and indulging in such activities. He said that it was impossible for farmer leaders to verify the identities of so many people. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that while many people see farmers as India’s weakness, he sees them as the nation’s strength.”/>

According to the police, the tractor parade would begin only after the conclusion of the official Republic Day celebrations. Barricades placed at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders would be removed, allowing the protesters to enter the national capital. The rally would cover a distance of 170km, of this, 100km would be covered inside the city. The Delhi Police has asked all its personnel, including those on Republic Day duty, to be on alert for any potential law and order situation.

The farmers’ leaders, though, have repeatedly assured that the march would be “peaceful.” The agitation against the three farm laws entered day 61 on Monday.

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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:21 AM IST

Farmer leaders appealed to those participating in the Republic Day tractor march to carry enough ration for 24 hours and ensure that the rally remains peaceful.

FILE PHOTO: Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills, on a highway on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills, on a highway on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo(REUTERS)

PTI

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:53 AM IST

In view of the security and traffic arrangements for Republic Day and the proposed tractor parade, Haryana Police has issued a travel advisory hinting at disruptions in vehicular movement on the national highway from Karnal and Rohtak towards Delhi during January 25-27

Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm laws at Singhu border near New Delhi. (Reuters File Photo )
Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm laws at Singhu border near New Delhi. (Reuters File Photo )

PTI, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:00 AM IST

Farmers’ R-Day tractor parade: Tableaux to depict protest against agri laws

The tractor rally has been allowed to set off after Republic Day celebrations end in the afternoon, officers said on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
The tractor rally has been allowed to set off after Republic Day celebrations end in the afternoon, officers said on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

By shiv sunny

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:23 AM IST

The police said they also chose the three routes for the day keeping in the available medical facilities along the way, to deal with any potential emergencies.

A tractor carrying multiple tractors as farmers head to Delhi from Ludhiana on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
A tractor carrying multiple tractors as farmers head to Delhi from Ludhiana on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:30 AM IST

Farmers say this is aimed at cutting down fuel costs as a trip to Delhi and back costs 6,000 and 7,000

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