Ahead of a tractor procession aimed at protesting a controversial set of agricultural laws, tensions ran high at the Delhi borders with protesting farmers near the Singhu and Tikri border broke police barricades to enter the city.
The rally which was called marking the completion of two months of protest against the Centre intensified with farmers trying to barge the barricades before the scheduled time.
#WATCH Protesting farmers break police barricading at Delhi-Haryana Tikri border
— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2021
Earlier on Sunday, the Delhi Police had granted permission to carry out a tractor parade today inside the Capital on the condition that the farmers will start only after the completion of the official parade on Rajpath i.e, after 12 PM.
As per the agreement, the farmers will enter Delhi from the borders, but stay in the adjoining areas and not venture towards Central Delhi.
— The Shudra (@TheShudra) January 26, 2021
Ground reports revealed that over 6,000 protesters across 21 districts near the Singhu border – the epicentre of the agitation against the new agricultural laws.
Three routes were cleared for the farmers to hold the parade – 63-km route near Singhu Border, 62.5 km-long route from Tikri border, a 68-km long route from Ghazipur border that divides Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.