Thousands of farmers who started their journey towards Indian national capital as part of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march to protest against the Centre’s farm laws on Thursday faced water cannons and pushed through several police barricades at Punjab’s border with Haryana.
By late evening, the protesting farmers had managed to push through all the security arrangements in Haryana, but have not yet succeeded in entering the national capital. Many farmers were stopped near the Panipat toll plaza in Haryana, but some have managed to move forward to Haldana, which is 62 kilometres from Delhi. It is worth mentioning that the Delhi Police has also increased its presence at the borders to stop the farmers from progressing further.
Several roads have been blocked in view of the farmers’ protest march, while Delhi Metro services from neighbouring cities to the national capital have been suspended till further orders. As the protesting farmers try to reach Delhi, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh slammed the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government for preventing the farmers’ march to Delhi.