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Several Delhi Borders Stay Locked as Farmers' Protest Reaches Day 81

Prity Barman
Prity Barman
Rakesh Tikait
Rakesh Tikait

While farmers continue to agitate against the agricultural laws of the Centre, many Delhi borders remained closed on Sunday, resulting in traffic jams and disturbance in the national capital. Commuters have been told by the Delhi Police to take alternate roads.

The Ghazipur border that links Delhi to Uttar Pradesh continues to be closed, one of the main borders where protesting farmers have been camping for the past 81 days.

The Delhi Police said in a tweet that Gazipur border is closed all carriage way traffic going Ghaziabad via Murga mandi & Gazipur R/A, road no. 56, Vikas marg, Aanand Vihar IP extension, NH 24 Pl commute from other boundaries.

The police announced in another article on the microblogging platform that Tikri, Dhansa and Jharoda Border are both closed to traffic on both carriageways. According to the Delhi Police, the boundaries of Singhu, Piau Maniyari, Harevli, and Mungeshpur - both linking Haryana to the national capital - still continue to be shut down for vehicular traffic.

The police wrote in a post on Twitter that Auchandi, Saboli, Lampur, Safiabad, Singhu School & Palla toll tax borders are free.

For over two and a half months now, agitators have been camping at the Delhi border to demand the repeal of three farm laws enacted by the government last September. Border security was stepped up following the violence in the national capital, especially at the Red Fort and central Delhi, on Republic Day during the farmers' tractor rally. In conjunction with the protests on January 26, multiple arrests have been made in which one protester died and several were wounded on both sides.

Although a thorough rollback of the law has been ruled out by the central management, it has again proposed to hold talks with representatives of the farm union. Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesman Rakesh Tikait, on the other hand, said the protest could go on for an indefinite time. The protest from farmers will go on for an indefinite time as there is currently no proposal. It could last until October,' he told.

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