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Farmers protest LIVE updates: Farmers have been allowed to hold peaceful protest at the Nirankari Ground in north Delhi

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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FARMER PROTEST
Police fire tear smoke shells to disperse the protesting farmers as they try to march to Delhi to protest against farm bills passed by Centre. Photo: Reuters
Farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm laws were on Friday allowed to enter the capital and hold peaceful agitation, the Delhi Police said. Farmers have been allowed to hold peaceful protest at the Nirankari Ground in north Delhi. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said Farmers should directly talk to the Central government for all their "legitimate" issues. 

Traffic was disrupted in many parts of the city due to the protest.

Earlier in the day, farmers faced tear gas and water cannons along the Delhi-Haryana border and clashed with police as they marched towards the capital as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' protest against the Centre's new farm laws. The Delhi Police used tear gas shells to disperse a group of farmers who had reached the Singhu border, while at the Tigri border security personnel used water cannons to disperse farmers trying to enter the capital.

The police sought permission from the Delhi government to convert nine stadiums into makeshift prisons for the protesting farmers, which the AAP govt denied. Farmers have assembled near the borders in tractor-trolleys laden with rations and essentials for the march.

are demanding the repeal of the new farm laws, which, they said, should be replaced with another set of legislations framed after wider consultation with the stakeholders. They also want a guarantee on the minimum support price.

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