Protesters keep put at Singhu, Tikri

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28

Thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana gathered at Singhu and Tikri borders today refused to shift to Nirankari Ground in Burari, sealing the national Capital from both sides. They laid siege to the highway on a stretch of over 3 km each from Singhu border towards Murthal and Tikri towards Bahadurgarh.

The farmers, who have been protesting against the Centre’s three farm laws, said they had called a crucial meeting on Sunday to decide the next course of action. The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), one of the largest farmer organisations in Punjab, said they would not go to the Burari Ground in Delhi.

Its senior vice-president Jhanda Singh Jethuke said: “We urge the Centre to give us a place at Jantar Mantar for the protest.” Balbir Singh Rajewal of BKU (Rajewal), said farmers had no plan to shift to Burari and would stay put at the borders. Amid reports that some leaders from Punjab have been approached by the Centre, Haryana farmers alleged it was an attempt to create a rift among them.

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