Minister of State G Kishan Reddy in a written reply to the Upper House stated that enormous convoys of protesting farmers in tractors tried to ‘furiously’ drive their means and go previous police barricades to enter Delhi on 26 January
New Delhi: Blocking of borders by agitating farmers is inflicting inconvenience to residents of Delhi and neighbouring states, in addition to the monetary loss to the individuals and the exchequer, the Rajya Sabha was knowledgeable on Wednesday.
Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy stated massive convoys of protesting farmers in tractors tried to “furiously” drive their means and go previous police barricades to enter Delhi on 26 January in protest in opposition to the farm legal guidelines.
“They aggressively resorted to rioting, damage to government property and used criminal force to deter public servants from the discharge of their duty, thereby inflicting injuries to the on-duty police personnel,” Reddy stated.
“The Delhi Police has knowledgeable that Gazipur, Chilla, Tikri and Singhu borders of the nationwide capital are blocked by agitating farmers and it’s inconvenient to the residents of Delhi and neighbouring states. In any agitation, there may be the monetary loss incurred by individuals and governments, he stated in a written reply to a query.
Reddy added that social distancing was not adopted by the farmers and protesters, they usually gathered in massive numbers with out face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“The farmers’ actions left the Delhi Police with no option but to use tear gas, water cannons and mild force to control the crowd,” he stated.
The minister denied that the National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate issued summons in opposition to 40 individuals associated with voluntary companies, teams and people who’re offering humanitarian assist to farmers agitation.
However, he stated, with a view to addressing the apprehensions of the farmers and resolving the problems raised by them, the federal government has held 11 rounds of conferences with the leaders of the farmer unions main the agitation.
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