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Farmers' protest LIVE updates: Protesting farmers have announced a foot march to Parliament on February 1, when the Union Budget is presented

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Farmers' protest LIVE updates Day 63: Two farmer unions on Wednesday withdrew from the ongoing agitation on Delhi's borders against the three farm laws, a day after violence broke out in the capital during the tractor parade.

Meanwhile, the has detained 200 people in connection with the violence that broke out in various parts of Delhi during the farmers' tractor rally on Tuesday. In a statement, the on Wednesday said that the "detained persons will be arrested soon."

Six Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses and five police vehicles were damaged in the violence that broke out at ITO during the farmers' tractor parade in the capital on Republic Day, according to an FIR registered in connection with the incident. It also claimed that several police personnel were injured and 70 iron barricades damaged when over 10,000 protesting farmers on nearly 600 tractors stormed the area.

The tractor parade on Tuesday that was to highlight the demands of the farmer unions to repeal three new agri laws dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the city as tens of thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic .

Farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have camped outside New Delhi for over two months to protest against three laws that open up India’s agriculture markets. Nine rounds of talks with farmers’ unions have failed to end the protests, as farm leaders rejected the government’s offer to delay the laws for 18 months, making a push for repeal instead.

The protesting farmers have also announced a foot march to Parliament on February 1, when the annual Budget is presented, to press for their demands including a repeal of the three new agriculture laws.


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First Published: Tue, January 26 2021. 06:50 IST