Here is a look at the top developments.
- Internet services snapped in some parts of Delhi-NCR in view of the prevailing law and order situation.
- Protesting farmers entered the Red Fort complex and attempted to raise flag from the ramparts of the monument.
Gates of several Metro stations closed
Entry/exit gates of Samaypur Badli, Rohini Sector 18/19, Haiderpur Badli Mor, Jahangir Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Azadpur, Model Town, GTB Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya, Vidhan Sabha and Civil Lines are closed. Entry/exit gates of Indraprastha metro station and all stations on the Green Line are closed, accroding to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Protesters cross Delhi borders to enter city
Chanting ‘rang de basanti’ and ‘jai jawan jai kisan’ numerous farmers rode tractors, motorbikes, horses and even cranes to cross the national capital’s borders into the city
Locals stood on both sides of the roads at various locations showering flower petals on the farmers amid drum beats.
Standing atop vehicles decked up with flags, the protesters danced to the tune of patriotic songs such as ‘Aisa desh hai mera’ and ‘Sare jahan se achcha’.
Protesters break barricade, clash with cops
Protesting farmers break barricades and clashed with security personnel at several places in Delhi as they tried to make their way into the city.
At ITO, the protesters broke police barricade, vandalised DTC buses parked in the middle of the road as barricades and clashed with security personnel in front of the Police headquarters. Protesters also broke barricades at Karnal bypass and Tikri border.
Rally is going peacefully, says union leader
“The rally is going on peacefully. I don’t have any knowledge of it. We are at Ghazipur and are releasing the traffic here,” said Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson, Bharatiya Kisan Union when asked about incidents of violence at some locations, during the tractor rally.
Security tightened in Delhi in view of farmer leaders’ rally
Security was tightened in the national capital with police barricades mounted at various important places in the city including ITO, Yamuna Bridge and other locations. This was done in view of the proposed tractor rally called by the farmer unions on Republic Day against the recently enacted central farm laws.
Watch Tractor rally: Confrontation between farmers and Delhi Police at several points