Dismantling barricades, extra Punjab farmers enter Haryana

Sanjeev Singh Bariana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh , November 27

More Punjab farmers forced their way across the state’s border with Haryana on Friday, dismantling barricades and cement pillars raised by the Haryana Police at Dabwali. As a 6-km-long convoy of tractors and trucks entered Sirsa district, the cops chose not to block the farmers’ way. Also, hundreds of farmers joined the “Delhi Chalo” protest in their cars.

5-km-long convoy

Chandigarh: A day after protesters broke barricades on the Punjab-Haryana border at Khanauri in Sangrur, the Haryana Police on Friday allowed passage to a 5-km-long cavalcade of trucks and tractor-trailers. BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) general secretary SS Kokrikalan claimed that over 50,000 farmers were headed towards Delhi from Khanauri. TNS

The farmers were to leave at 11 am. But a large group of youths, without waiting for instructions from their leaders, went ahead and pulled down barricades at 10.30 am. Some protesters damaged police vehicles and turned off water cannons on the Bathinda-Delhi highway. The framers entered Sirsa district, raising “BKU Ekta Ugrahan zindabad” and “Jo bole so nihal” slogans. A sizeable number of youngsters wore T-shirts with Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s picture. The farmers headed to Delhi from Dabwali faced restrictions at the Panjuana bridge and at Agroha after they crossed Fatehabad.

But they succeeded in having their way. 

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