Around 30,000 farmers, who had been walking to the national capital for 10 days, were welcomed with lathis, water cannons and tear gas shells
Farmers participating in the Kisan Kranti Yatra, which kicked off from Tikait Ghat in Haridwar on September 23, reached the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border on October 2 but weren't allowed to enter. They had to face tear gas shells, water cannons and lathicharge. (Credit: Vikas Choudhary)
This was Bharat Kisan Union's (BKU) first long protest march since the death of their leader Mahendra Singh Tikait in 2011. (Credit: Vikas Choudhary)
They demanded a full implementation of the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission report, unconditional loan waiver and payment of their sugarcane dues. Also, they protested against increasing electricity and fuel prices and NGT ban on 10-year-old tractors. (Credit: Vikas Choudhary)
Around 14 people, including cops, were injured in the clash. (Credit: Vikas Choudhary)
After midnight, the farmers marched to Kisan Ghat in New Delhi and then returned to their villages. But the farmer leaders said said some of their core demands had still not been met. (Credit: Vikas Choudhary)
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