- Delhi borders sealed, claim Shiromani Akali Dal leaders
New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal organized a protest march in New Delhi on Friday to mark completion of a year of enactment of three farm laws by the Centre and push for repealing of these laws. Clashes erupted between the protesters and the police personnel deployed on the route on Friday morning.
The protesters were being led by Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
However, the protest march from Gurudwara Rakab Ganj to the Parliament has not got permission.
Delhi police issued an alert warning commuters to avoid taking the Jharoda Kalan area which had been closed by barricades ahead of the protest march.
“Jharoda Kalan border roads have been closed on both sides due to the farmers’ movement, please refrain from using this route,” the traffic police tweeted in Hindi
The party claimed that ahead of the march, the Delhi borders were being sealed by the police.
“Peaceful Akali protestors have been stopped at Delhi borders and Punjab registered cars are not being allowed to enter Delhi. Why are Punjabis not being permitted in the national capital? This is a sad reminder of dark days,” tweeted Sukhbir Singh Badal.
“Strongly condemn Delhi police for sealing entry points to national capital & detaining @Akali_Dal_workers reaching Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib. Receiving phone calls & videos telling how Police trying to foil protest march to Parl against 3 Farm Laws. It’s an undeclared EMERGENCY!” Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeted.
Earlier, Sukhbir Singh Badal had urged farmers who were protesting against the three farm laws to join the protest in Delhi on Friday.
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