New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Several people were injured here on Tuesday in a lathi charge at a busy crossing in the heart of the city when police personnel tried to stop a procession, taken out in protest against the farm laws from heading towards the Raj Bhavan. Traffic was thrown out of gear as thousands of protestors, comprising members of various farmers organizations and pro-Left outfits, marched through Frazer Road before they were thwarted at the Dak Bungalow crossing. 

According to police, the crackdown at Dak Bungalow crossing was preceded by skirmishes between the demonstrators and police and administrative officials at the Gandhi Maidan, the starting point of the rally, where agitators took exception to their entry being allowed inside the sprawling public ground only through one of the many gates. Police sources said the restriction was put in place to avoid a stamped-like situation. The demonstrators alleged that it was an attempt to suppress their voice.

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5:15 pm: NCP supremo and former agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday accused the Centre of bulldozing three new farm laws without consulting states and asserted that agriculture cannot be run "sitting in Delhi" as it involves farmers toiling in distant villages.

4:50 pm: Govt "bulldozed" three farm laws without consulting states; Agriculture can't be run "sitting in Delhi": Sharad Pawar to PTI.

4:35 pm: Taking a dig at the Opposition parties, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday said farmers may not have started the agitation if there was strong Opposition parties in the country. One of the leaders of farmers' unions, Tikait said, "If the Opposition were strong, what was the need for farmers to launch the agitation?"

4:20 pm: According to police, the crackdown at Dak Bungalow crossing was preceded by skirmishes between the demonstrators and police and administrative officials at the Gandhi Maidan, the starting point of the rally, where agitators took exception to their entry being allowed inside the sprawling public ground only through one of the many gates.

4:10 pm: Traffic was thrown out of gear as thousands of protestors, comprising members of various farmers organizations and pro-Left outfits, marched through Frazer Road before they were thwarted at the Dak Bungalow crossing.

4:00 pm: Several people were injured here on Tuesday in a lathi charge at a busy crossing in the heart of the city when police personnel tried to stop a procession, taken out in protest against the farm laws from heading towards the Raj Bhavan.

3:45 pm: Hundreds of farmers reached Patna on Tuesday and assembled near the Gandhi Maidan before they took out a mega march to the Bihar Raj Bhawan. District administration had placed barricades at Gandhi Maidan to prevent those already camping there for the last few days.

3:10 pm: After reports of farmers facing network issues. Kejriwal Govt to provide free wifi to all the protesting farmers at Singhu border.

2:30 pm: The locals of Ekta Nagar near Moga vandalised a mobile tower on Sunday night, allegedly in support of farmers protesting against centre's farm laws. Punjab Police stated that the connection has been restored at the mobile tower and added that the farmers were not involved in the incident.

2:00 pm: Anna Hazare says he will launch a protest in New Delhi in January 2021 if his demands concerning farmers are not fulfilled in time.

1:30 pm: Farmers demonstrating against the Centre's new agri laws on Monday performed yoga on the Delhi-Noida Link Road at the Chilla border where they have been camping for 28 days now.

1:00 pm: Patna: Members of Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti and other Left organisations hold protest march to the Governor's House over Centre's three farm laws

12:30 pm: Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday said he will launch an agitation in New Delhi in January on issues concerning farmers. In his letter dated December 28, issued from his native village Ralegan Siddhi of Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, he said, that he has decided to again sit protest in Delhi from next month.

12:00 pm: If the Opposition were strong, what was the need for farmers to launch the agitation?: Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on allegations that Opposition parties are misleading farmers on the new agriculture laws

10:30 am: Delhi: Farmer's protest against the Centre's new farm laws entered 34th day at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border

10:20 am: Social activist Anna Hazare says he will launch a protest in New Delhi in January 2021 if his demands concerning farmers are not fulfilled in time.

10:10 am: Farmers demonstrating against the Centre's new agri laws on Monday performed yoga on the Delhi-Noida Link Road at the Chilla border where they have been camping for 28 days now. The road remained closed for Noida to Delhi movement but was open for commuters travelling from Delhi to Noida, according to a police official.

10:00 am: Two days after the farmers' unions expressed that they are ready to hold talks with the government again over the three agricultural laws, the government, while accepting their proposal, has fixed December 30 for the fresh talks.

Posted By: Talib Khan