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Farmers protest against Farm Bills at Jantar Mantar

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New Delhi: More than 200 farmers reached Jantar Mantar in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday morning to protest against the three Farm Bills of the Centre.

The Delhi government had on Wednesday given them the permission to hold the Kisan Sansad (parliament) from July 22 to August 9 between 11 am and 5 pm amid strict adherance to Covid protocol.

They were initially not given the permission to march up to the Parliament. However, they were allowed to go up to Jantar Mantar.

On Thursday, the participating farmers were escorted by the police from Singhu border in buses and an SUV.

As per the conditions, just 206 farmers are allowed to come for the parliament each day.

Those protesting have to carry their ID cards.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other MPs from the party had earlier on Thursday joined the farmers’ protest outside the Parliament and demanded immediate repealing of the farm laws.

Meanwhile, the Delhi police had already made arrangements of anti-riot force, water cannons and tear gas to deal with anti-social elements.

 

 

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