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Day after R-day violence, two unions half methods from farmers’ protest

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A day after violence hit the nationwide capital throughout farmers’ tractor rally, two farm unions–the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan and Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu)– on Wednesday introduced their withdrawal from the farmers’ protest.
“We have not come here for people to be martyred or to get them beaten up. We can’t support taking forward the movement with people who want to take it in another direction,” VM Singh of the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan mentioned.

Singh, nonetheless, mentioned that protest towards farm legal guidelines will proceed till a assure of MSP will get ensured by Centre. He additionally blamed farm chief Rakesh Tikait for pressuring farmers to take a special route than the one designated for the tractor rally on Republic Day.
BKU (Bhanu) president Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh additionally introduced his withdrawal from the protest. “I am deeply pained by whatever happened in Delhi yesterday and ending our 58-day protest,” he mentioned.

I’m deeply pained by no matter occurred in Delhi yesterday and ending our 58-day protest: Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh, president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) at Chilla border
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 27, 2021
The improvement comes hours after the Delhi Police filed 22 FIRs naming at the least 10 farm leaders, together with Yogendra Yadav and Rakesh Tikait. The FIRs have been filed throughout 10 districts beneath IPC sections of rioting, legal conspiracy, theft, try and homicide and others.

Police additionally mentioned greater than 300 police personnel have been injured, most of them throughout clashes at ITO and Red Fort. “We are making arrests after conducting proper verification. We are also looking into CCTVs near Red Fort, ITO, Nangloi and other areas where the violence erupted,” the police mentioned.
Security was additionally beefed in a number of components of the nationwide capital on Wednesday, with paramilitary forces stationed in a number of locations like Red Fort, central Delhi and the three farm protest websites.

After two months of peaceable protests on Delhi’s borders and 11 rounds of negotiations with the central authorities, the farmers’ protest took a violent flip with their Republic Day tractor parade spiralling into chaos Tuesday. One protester died when his tractor overturned whereas ramming a street barrier at ITO, and scores have been injured, as mobs resorted to violence and vandalism whereas forcing their approach to the Red Fort and hoisting their flag there.

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