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Another farmer protest: UP union gears up to block Delhi highways on Jan 10

The Bhartiya Kisan Union will be blocking the Delhi-Dehradun highway to demand loosened restrictions on diesel and the payment of sugarcane dues

An elderly farmer clashes with police during the protest at the  Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border on Tuesday. Photo:PTI
An elderly farmer clashes with police during the protest at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border on Tuesday. Photo:PTI

The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) will be blocking the Delhi-Dehradun highway in a few places around Muzaffarnagar on January 10. The Uttar Pradesh-based farmer organisation claims that the government has not fulfilled any of the demands that it raised on October 2 when its followers descended upon Delhi. The protests led to violence on the borders of Delhi, as the farmers were not allowed to enter the capital. Some of the key demands of the BKU were that — diesel prices be reduced,   — a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning the use of diesel ...