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Protesting farmers sit-in at Noida-Delhi border, blocking key route

Farmers protesting against the new farm laws continued their sit-in at the Noida-Delhi border for the second day, leading to closure of a key route that connects UP with the national capital

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Press Trust of India  |  Noida (UP) 

Farmers gathered at Singhu border during their protest against farm laws, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Farmers protesting against new agri laws

Farmers protesting against the new farm laws continued their sit-in at the Noida-Delhi border for the second day on Wednesday, leading to closure of a key route that connects Uttar Pradesh with the capital.

The Traffic Police has advised commuters travelling to Delhi to avoid using the Chilla route and instead take the DND or Kalindi Kunj route.

The farmers at the Delhi-border belong to various districts of western Uttar Pradesh and want to reach the capital to join the bigger stir launched by farmers of Punjab and Haryana against the Centre's agriculture reform laws.

"The Chilla route is obstructed due to the farmers' sit-in demonstration at the Noida-Delhi border. Kindly use alternative routes (DND or Kalindi Kunj) to reach your destination," the Traffic Police tweeted.

Hundreds of farmers affiliated to the Bharatiya Kisan Union and other groups had gathered at the border Tuesday evening where heavy security has been deployed on both Noida and Delhi sides which has prevented them from proceeding further.

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First Published: Wed, December 02 2020. 10:57 IST
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