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Tear gas shelling, stone pelting continue at Shambhu border as Farm stir enters Day 4

Saini Majra Toll on Ambala-Kaithal Highway freed by farmers as part of their protest

Saini Majra Toll on Ambala-Kaithal Highway freed by farmers for three hours as part of their protest against the central government. (PTI)

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday detained 50 trade union leaders and activists who were planning to hold a protest at Lal Chowk here in support of the demands of agitating farmers. The protest was planned in response to the Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s call for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ to press the government to accept the agitating farmers’ demands, including a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for crops. (PTI)

Farmers stage protest at Kurukshetra highway in Haryana

Protesting farmers kept a toll plaza free for three hours today to show support for the ongoing protest by several farmers’ organisations. (PTI)

I believe Sunday talks will be held in good atmosphere, Union minister Anurag Thakur says

“The government had invited farmers’ organisations for a meeting (yesterday). They came and the meeting went well. It was decided that the next meeting will be held on Sunday. I believe that talks will be held in a good atmosphere on Sunday too and we will proceed towards resolution of these issues,” Union minister Anurag Thakur said to news agency PTI on the ongoing farmers’ protest.

Tear gas shelling, stone pelting continue at Shambhu border as protest enters Day 4

The security forces deployed at the Shambhu Border continued to hold resistance to the agitating farmers attempting to enter the national capital as the protests entered the fourth day on Friday. The police fired tear gas to disperse the farmers while the protestors were seen pelting stones towards the police. The protesting farmers have been camping at the border points. Hundreds of farmers and some journalists have been injured as the protestors clashed with the police many a time trying to break the multi-layer barricades. A third round of talks with the central government ended in a stalemate on Thursday, amid the standoff between the protestors and security personnel on the Punjab-Haryana border.

Mock drill going on at Delhi’s Ghazipur Border

As the Bharat bandh call has come amid the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protests by hundreds of farmers, who are marching from Haryana, Punjab, and have been stopped at the Haryana borders near Ambala, which is around 200 kilometers away from Delhi.

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