Farmers’ Protest LIVE Updates: 2 Farmer Unions Withdraw From Protest After Republic Day Violence

Farmer unions Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan and Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) announced to part their ways from the ongoing farmer protesters at Delhi borders.

“The farmers’ movement will continue for as long as the issue of MSP guarantee stands but not in this way. We have not come here for people to be martyred or to get them beaten up. We can’t support taking forward the movement with people who want to take it in another direction,” Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan leader V M Singh said in a press conference.

Delhi Police has registered FIRs in connection with the violence during Tuesday’s tractor rally that mentions the names of at least 10 farm leaders, including Yogendra Yadav and Rakesh Tikait.

FIR by Delhi Police mentions the names of farmer leaders Darshan Pal, Rajinder Singh, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Buta Singh Burjgil & Joginder Singh Ugraha for breach of NOC issued regarding.

More than 300 Police personnel have been injured after being attacked by agitating farmers on Tuesday (January 26), Delhi Police said.

Delhi Police will hold a press briefing on Wednesday over the incidents of violence in the national capital on January 26

A fresh case has been registered against unknown protestors, including the farmer who died after his tractor overturned after ramming into a barricade. Delhi Police had on Tuesday released CCTV footage showing a protesting farmer dying after a tractor rammed into barricades and overturned at ITO.

The SC-appointed panel was scheduled to hold a meeting with farmers today, but the meeting has been rescheduled to January 29 due to traffic restrictions after violence broke out during protests on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, terming yesterday’s violence as unacceptable, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh urged all genuine farmers to immediately vacate Delhi and return to the borders, where they have been protesting peacefully for the past two months.

The Chief Minister also ordered a high alert in Punjab amid the tension and violence in Delhi, and directed DGP Dinkar Gupta to ensure that law and order in the state is not disturbed at any cost.

The agitating farmers yesterday breached barriers at various checkpoints and entered Delhi to show their resentment against the incumbent government.

The agitating farmers also hoisted a flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort in the national capital.

A Delhi Police personnel was rescued by protesters as one section of farmers attempted to assault him at ITO in central Delhi.

Police used tear gas shells to disperse the protesting farmers at ITO in central Delhi.
As the protests have intensified, the gates of several metro stations have been closed.

The farmers are protesting against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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