Delhi Workers Hoping To Reach Gurgaon Factories Clash With Police

Haryana had sealed the Delhi- Gurgaon border in view of national lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus outbreak.

Gurgaon: On Wednesday morning clashes broke out near the Delhi-Gurgaon border at Delhi’s Salahpur Majra village when workers from Delhi hoping to reach factories in Gurgaon were halted at the border by Police due to restrictions on inter-state movement.

The incident occurred around 9 am, as per the police.

“There was a large crowd of people who had gathered at the border because they wanted to cross into Gurgaon the reach their workplaces. However, they could not be allowed to enter because of the border sealing and the additional restrictions, since they did not have the required passes. An argument broke out over this, with the workers eventually getting violent,” said Subhash Boken, PRO of Gurgaon Police.

“There was some amount of stone pelting that took place, but none of the police personnel sustained any serious injuries. Further action will be taken as per the law,” he said.

In visuals of the conflict, locals on the Delhi side of the border assembled hoping to cross into Gurgaon for work. When permission was rejected, some people threw stones at the police, some of whom were injured.

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The district administration has allowed offices and industries to operate with 50 per cent and 100 per cent staff, respectively in its revised guidelines for lockdown 4.0. However, restraints remain on inter-state movement, excluding for essential services and healthcare workers.

Delhi recorded 10,554 COVID-19 cases and over 120 fatalities.

The total cases in India surged to 1,06,750 including over 42,000 cured/discharged or migrated and 3,303 deaths amid lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.

(Inputs from Indianexpress)

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