Farmers Protest Updates: Security At Delhi Borders Increased After Farmers' Announcement To Intensify Stir
Laundry hangs on a tractor at a protest site at a road block on the Delhi-Haryana border crossing. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Farmers Protest Updates: Security At Delhi Borders Increased After Farmers' Announcement To Intensify Stir

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Farmers Picket Toll Plazas In Haryana

Farmers took over some toll plazas in Haryana on Saturday, not allowing authorities to collect fees from commuters.

The agitating farmers had earlier said they would picket toll plazas to press their demand for a repeal of the three new laws, which were voted through in Parliament in September amid strong protests by opposition parties.

More than 100 farmers led by Bharatiya Kisan Union gathered at a toll plaza on the Ambala-Hisar highway, around 15 kilometers from Ambala city.

The toll plaza employees allowed vehicles to pass through without paying any charge. A large number of police personnel were deployed at the toll plaza to maintain law and order.

Security At Delhi Borders Increased

Delhi Police has increased security arrangements at the city's border points following the announcement by agitating farmers to block the Jaipur-Delhi and the Delhi-Agra Expressways on Saturday to further intensify their protest against the Centre's new farm laws.

Thousands of farmers have been protesting at various areas on Delhi's borders for the last 16 days and demanding that the legislations be withdrawn.

The police have made adequate arrangements and these include multi-layered barricading and deployment of personnel. Measures have also been taken to ensure commuters do not face inconvenience at places were protest are being staged, a senior police officer told PTI.

The Delhi Traffic Police has deployed its personnel across important border points to ensure commuters do not face difficulties and is constantly updating people about open and closed routes on its Twitter handle.

The developments come after farmer leaders on Wednesday rejected a government proposal to amend the new farm laws.

Also read: Prime Minister Modi At FICCI AGM: Government Committed To Protecting Interests Of Farmers

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