The ‘Delhi Chalo’ (Onward to Delhi) agitation began November 26, 2020, as thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand moved towards the national capital to protest against Centre’s contentious farm laws. The protests were unflinching in the face of police action on protesters. CLARIFICATION: The previous cover image used in this story showing the use of water cannons by the police did not belong to the ongoing farmers’ protest and hence, was pulled down on January 3, 2021.
Farmers from Punjab and Haryana began their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march November 26, 2020, to protest against the Union government’s three contentious farm laws in addition to a proposed Electricity Bill, 2020. They were met with water canons, barricades and boulders. Photo: Vikas Choudhary
At the Haryana border. The police used tear gas shells to disperse protesters. The march was called by All Indian Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh and factions of Bhartiya Kisan Union. Photo: Twitter / @_YogendraYadav
Thousands of protesting farmers led by Terai Kisan Sangathan marched towards Delhi. They were stopped by the Uttar Pradesh government on the Nainital-Delhi road, Uttarakhand border. Farmers have protesting since September, when the three bills were passed in Parliament.
All India Krishak Khet Majdoor Sangathan, All India Trade Union Congress and other farmer and trader outfits took out a massive rally from Town Hall under All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee in Mysore, Karnataka.
Labourers protest at Soongachi Tea Estate in West Bengal, Kolkata. Photo: Twitter / @cpimlliberation
A women led demonstration in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. The Centre had on Tuesday invited over 30 farmer organisations from Punjab for the second round of ministerial talks on December 3 to resolve differences over the new agriculture laws.
Protesters detained at Jantar Mantar, Delhi. The Delhi Police had denied permission to farmers from gathering there.However, an AIKSCC working group member had claimed around 100 farmers were permitted to gather.
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