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Farmers protest LIVE updates: Supply of vegetables and fruits to the city from other states has been impacted
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Last Updated at December 1, 2020 02:06 IST
Farmers' protest against the Centre's new farm laws has entered the fifth day today, with the protestors threatening to block all five entry points to Delhi. The Delhi and Gurugram police on Monday tightened and beefed up the security further at the Delhi-Gurugram border on National Highway-48.
The supply of vegetables and fruits to the city from other states has been impacted and it has been halved at Azadpur Mandi, one of Delhi's largest wholesale market, owing to the protest by farmers at the Singhu and Tikri border points of the national capital for the last five days.
Rejecting the Centre's offer to hold talks once they move to the Burari ground, the farmers said they will not accept any conditional dialogue and have called a meeting to discuss their next course of action later in the day. Traffic continued to be disrupted in the city due to the protests.
Taking to twitter, the Delhi Traffic Police on Monday alerted commuters to take an alternate route since Singhu and Tikri borders continued to remain closed.
Punjab farmers 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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