The minimum temperature in the national capital Delhi dropped to the season’s lowest 8.4 degrees Celsius on Monday as cold winds swept the city. However, this didn’t stop lakhs of farmers who continued to protest blocking multiple border points in the national capital such as Ghazipur, Singhu, Auchandi.
Reportedly, Singhu border in Delhi is bracing for the biggest logjam on Monday while the farmers are currently observing a one-day hunger strike which will go on till 5 pm along with sit-in protests across the country.
Delhi: Farmers protesting at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP) border blocked National Highway-24 earlier today.
“We won’t let it happen again, normal people won’t suffer. We wanted them to realise for once that how even few minutes are important,” says Rakesh Tikait of Bhartiya Kisan Union pic.twitter.com/wVk15yXzA0
— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2020
Delhi police on the other hand deployed over 400 police personnel, including an RAF company around the city to stop more farmers marching towards Delhi. In contrary to the on-ground realities, defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday stated that their government is always willing to listen to our farmer brothers.
It can be noted that as many as five rounds of talks have been held between the leaders of farmer groups and Union ministers. However, they have reached no logical conclusion as the various farmer bodies threatened to block trains in the coming days if the Centre doesn’t repeal these three reforms.