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Don't take law in your hands, maintain peace: Delhi cops to farmers

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
January 26, 2021 14:24 IST
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The Delhi Police on Tuesday appealed to the protesting farmers to not take law in their hands and maintain peace as clashes between the force and protesting farmers broke out at a number of places in the national capital.

IMAGE: Farmers attempt to break police barricade as they try to march towards Delhi near Nangloi during the Kisan Gantantra Parade, amid the 72nd Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo

The police also asked the farmers to head back to their pre-decided routes for the tractor rally parade.

 

"We request to the protesting farmers to not take law in their hands and maintain peace," Additional PRO Anil Mittal said.

Police on Tuesday fired tear gas shells and lathi-charged farmers when they clashed with the force in parts of city, including the ITO, after the tractor parade deviated from the permitted route in an attempt to move towards Rajpath, the heart of the national capital.

The Delhi Police had given permission to farmers protesting the three farm laws to hold their tractor parade on selected routes only after the official Republic Day parade on the Rajpath concludes.

However chaos ensued as the farmers were were adamant of heading towards central Delhi.

The farmers who began their march from different border points, much before the time permitted to them for their tractor parade, reached ITO in Central Delhi and tried to move towards Lutyen's zone. The protesters, carrying sticks, clashed with police at the ITO.

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