Tractor rally: After Delhi, now Haryana suspends internet, SMS services temporarily

Thousands of protesting farmers camping at the Singhu and Tikri border points of Delhi are taking out a tractor march against Centre's three farm laws and as per the recent reports, the rally has now turned violent at several places. Clashes between the farmers and the security forces were reported after several police barricades were breached.  

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 01:02
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New Delhi: On the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day, the agitating farmers on Tuesday (January 26, 2021) took out a tractor rally in different parts of the national capital. Thousands of protesting farmers camping at the Singhu and Tikri border points of Delhi took out the tractor march against Centre's three farm laws, that turned violent in the afternoon. 

Clashes between the farmers and the security forces were reported after several police barricades were breached. The farmers also breached the barricades and entered the Red Fort complex, following which they also hoisted a flag.

Besides the traffic diversion, several entry and exit gates of the Delhi Metro were forced to close and the Centre also snapped the internet services temporarily in some parts of Delhi. Hours after that, Haryana also suspended the internet and SMS services temporarily in three of its districts. 
 
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26 January 2021, 21:19 PM

Delhi Police (Eastern Range): Four cases have been registered in connection with the vandalism in East Delhi during the farmers' tractor rally today. Eight buses and 17 private vehicles were vandalized. (ANI input)
 

26 January 2021, 20:15 PM

ZeeTrafficUpdate:

Delhi: Traffic movement is now normal at Peeragarhi Chowk and Punjabi Bagh Chowk. Traffic movement is also now normal from NH-24 towards Ghaziabad and NH-9 towards Ghaziabad, and on Vikas Marg, Delhi Gate and ISBT Anand Vihar towards UP.

26 January 2021, 20:09 PM

Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police, Delhi: Legal action will definitely be taken against those who assaulted the police personnel during the farmers' tractor rally today.

26 January 2021, 20:06 PM

Samyukta Kisan Morcha calls off Kisan Republic Day Parade with immediate effect, appeals to all participants to immediately return to their respective protest sites. They also announced that the movement will continue peacefully and further steps will be discussed and decided soon. (ANI input)

26 January 2021, 20:02 PM

Haryana: Internet and SMS services to remain suspended in Sonipat, Palwal, and Jhajjar districts till 5 pm tomorrow to check misinformation, says state government. (ANI input)

26 January 2021, 18:28 PM

Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh: Shocking scenes in Delhi. The violence by some elements is unacceptable. It'll negate goodwill generated by peacefully protesting farmers. Kisan leaders have disassociated themselves & suspended #TractorRally. I urge all genuine farmers to vacate Delhi & return to borders.

26 January 2021, 18:26 PM

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar on the tractor rally in Delhi: Nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either. Those sitting calmly grew angry, the Centre didn't fulfill its responsibility. Govt should act maturely and take the right decision. 

He added, "Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh held a protest in a disciplined manner but govt didn't take them seriously. As restraint ended, the tractor march was taken out. Centre's responsibility was to keep law & order in control but they failed."  (ANI inputs)

26 January 2021, 18:23 PM

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava tells ANI: The time and the routes for the tractor rally were finalised after several rounds of meetings. But farmers drove tractors off the routes and before the fixed time, leading to vandalism in which many police personnel were injured. Public properties have also been damaged. I appeal to the protesting farmers not to indulge in violence, maintain peace and return through the designated routes.

 

26 January 2021, 16:41 PM

Samyukta Kisan Morcha: We dissociate ourselves from all such elements that have violated our discipline: Samyukta Kisan Morcha on clashes during farmers' protest. Antisocial elements infiltrated our otherwise peaceful movement: Samyukta Kisan Morcha on farmers' agitation turning violent. We condemn and regret undesirable and unacceptable events that have taken place today during farmers' protest: Samyukta Kisan Morcha. We thank farmers for unprecedented participation in 'Farmers' Republic Day Parade'.

(PTI inputs)

26 January 2021, 16:39 PM

ZeeTrafficUpdate:

Delhi Metro: Entry and exit gates of Mansarovar Park and Jhilmil are open.

26 January 2021, 16:14 PM

Delhi: Photos of protestors putting flags atop a dome at Red Fort.

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26 January 2021, 16:09 PM

Tractor rally Delhi: Security personnel use tear gas shells, resort to lathicharge to push back the agitating farmers in Nangloi.  (ANI input)

26 January 2021, 15:50 PM

ZeeTrafficUpdate:

Delhi metro closes entry/exit gates of Jama Masjid metro station. Entry/exit gates of Dilshad Garden, Jhilmil and Mansarovar Park are also closed. The entry/exit gates of all stations on Grey line have also been shut.
 

26 January 2021, 15:42 PM

ZeeTrafficUpdate:

Traffic is very heavy on GTK road, Outer ring road, Badli road, KN Katzu Marg, Madhuban chowk, Kanjhawala road, Palla road, Narela & DSIDC Narela roads.
 

 

 

26 January 2021, 15:41 PM

ZeeTrafficUpdate:

Traffic is very heavy on Wazirabad road, ISBT road, GT road, Pushta road, Vikas marg, NH-24, Road no. 57, Noida link road.
 

26 January 2021, 15:33 PM

The Ministry of Home Affairs suspends internet services in the areas of Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi and their adjoining areas in NCT of Delhi till 23:59 hours on January 26.

Telecom services suspended in Delhi

26 January 2021, 15:27 PM

Bharatiya Kisan Union's Rakesh Tikait tells ANI: We know the people who are trying to create a disturbance, they are identified. There are people from political parties who are trying to malign the agitation.

26 January 2021, 15:24 PM

The farmers have also breached barricades and have entered the Red Fort complex, following which they also hoisted flags.

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Farmers' protests

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26 January 2021, 15:20 PM

Clashes between the farmers and the security forces were reported after several police barricades were breached. The cops have also lathi-charged on the protesters and used tear-gas. 

 

26 January 2021, 15:19 PM

Thousands of protesting farmers camping at the Singhu and Tikri border points of Delhi took out a tractor march against Centre's three farm laws and as per the recent reports, the rally now has turned violent in several places.