Farmers' Protest: Agitators cancel march to Parliament on Budget Day after tractor rally violence
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Farmer unions protesting against the three agri-marketing legislations have cancelled their planned march to the Parliament on the Budget Day on February 1 in the aftermath of the violence in the national capital during a tractor rally on January 26.
The announcement in this regard was made by farmer leader Darshan Pal during a press conference, held a day after the agitators reneged on the promise of carrying out peaceful rallies on the occasion of Republic Day in Delhi. Pal, however, cleared that they will continue they agitation against the farm laws and will instead hold public meetings and hunger strikes across the country on January 30, news agency PTI reported.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police said on Wednesday it has arrested 19 people in connection with the Republic Day violence that left its 394 personnel injured. Addressing media, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava said that the unions violated the conditions set for tractor rally, and will be questioned for their involvement in the violence.
Srivastava said the police have registered 25 criminal cases in connection with the violence, and are using facial recognition system and CCTV footages to identify the accused.
"More than 25 criminal cases have been registered by Delhi Police. We are using the facial recognition system and taking the help of CCTV and video footage to identify the accused. No culprit will be spared," he said, as quoted by news agency ANI.
On being asked if the police has taken any action against Deep Sindhu, Srivastava said, "Action will be taken against whoever was involved in this. Cases have been registered. During investigation, many names will come up and strict action will be taken against them."
Farmers have been protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Parliament in September, last year. 11 round of talks between the unions and the central government have failed to end the deadlock over the issue.
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