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After R-Day violence, farmers call off march to Parliament on February 1

Police book Tikait, many other farmer leaders

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Farmer leaders address a gathering during their ongoing protest, at Delhi’s Tikri border, a day after the farmers’ tractor rally turned violent | Photo: PTI

Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
A day after the tractor parade to Delhi spiralled into chaos and violence, farmer unions on Wednesday cancelled their planned foot march to Parliament on February 1 when the Budget would be presented in the House.

Farmers protesting the new farm laws would instead hold public meetings and a hunger strike on January 30, on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary. The Delhi police, on the other hand, have booked farmer leader Rakesh Tikait and 36 others, and also detained around 200 people in connection with incidents of violence and vandalism in various parts of Delhi, including at Red Fort.

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First Published: Jan 28 2021 | 2:18 AM IST

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