New Delhi | The agitating farmers from Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning ended their protest at the Delhi border after being allowed to enter Delhi.
The Delhi police on Tuesday night opened the barricades at the Uttar Pradesh -Delhi border allowing farmers to enter the National capital. The farmers on over 400 tractors had reached Kisan Ghat under the leadership of Led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Naresh Tikait.
Speaking about the security arrangement about the farmers were allowed to enter Delhi, The Ghaziabad issued a statement saying, “Schools and colleges in Ghaziabad will remain closed tomorrow on account of the ongoing Kisan Kranti Padyatra.”
The farmers speaking about ending the protest said they have reached an agreement with the Centre, which, according to them, has accepted “most of the demands”. They said that their prime demand of increasing the price of crops has been agreed upon by the government. Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) said, “There are several issues. We will wait and see what will be done in five to six days. Many farmers left left their homes 10 to 16 days ago. So we’re sending them back home.”
Earlier on Tuesday thousands of farmers marching towards Delhi were stopped by the Delhi Police by water cannon and Tear gas. Part of the Kisan Kranti Padyatra around seventy thousand farmers were marching towards the national capital demanding loan waiver, subsidised electricity and fuel, pension for farmers above 60 and implementation of recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.
The farmers who were marching towards Delhi by walking or on tractors from the neighbouring state of Uttar Prades were stopped by the police at the heavily-barricaded Delhi-UP border. Angered by the attempt of police to stop them from marching forward the farmers tried to break the barriers and raised slogans which led the police to use batons, tear gas shells and water to disperse them. This resulted in injuring several protesting farmers.