During the Kisan Rally, Joint Farmers’ Front issued a statement amidst a ruckus in some areas of Delhi, saying that despite all our efforts, some organizations and people violated the prescribed route and committed malicious acts. Anti-social elements infiltrated the rally, otherwise the movement was peaceful. We have always said that peace is our greatest strength and its violation will hurt the movement.
The statement further said that we thank the farmers for their unprecedented support in the tractor rally organized on the occasion of Republic Day. At the same time, we condemn and express regret over unforeseen and unacceptable incidents. Morcha said that he is separating himself from these incidents. He has nothing to do with them.
Let me tell you, the farmers who have been agitating against the new agricultural law on the borders of Delhi, the capital of the country, are taking out a tractor rally in Delhi today. During the tractor rally, peasant movement became uncontrollable in many places. The farmers broke barricades planted by the police and entered Delhi and hoisted their flag at the Red Fort. In some places in the capital, there was a clash between farmers and policemen.
Farmers’ tractor rally in Delhi is now raging. Many farmers have reached the Red Fort amidst the ruckus on ITO. It is being told that hundreds of farmers riding on two dozen tractors have reached the Red Fort complex, where they started a ruckus. After this, the police have charged sticks. Police has evacuated the Red Fort. Many people have been injured in lathicharge. Some of the injured from the Red Fort were taken to the hospital with the help of ambulances. In Nangloi and other areas, there are reports of confrontation between the farmers and the police.