Farmer protest intensifies as support flows in, more to join on Delhi borders, security stepped up

Sunday, 6 December 2020 (18:55 IST)
New Delhi: As farmers protest entered day 11 on Sunday with deadlock between the government and farmers continuing as the next round of talks are now scheduled for December 9, more groups of farmers were seen heading for the Singhu, Kundli and Noida borders in support of those already sitting in at the city's entry points.

Not only on ground, people, especially the young generation is supporting the farmers on the digital campaigns that are now trending for the cause of farmers, with tweets flowing in from all walks of life in support of the sons of soil.

Not only twitter, Instgram, Facebook and other social media feeds of people are also full of farmers posts and pictures talking about their demands, their life and hardships and the essential role a farmer plays in every single human beings life by providing food.

Farmers and supporters including political parties, transport union, and other organisations are gearing up for the Bharat Bandh called on the December 8, and have said that their support is with the farmers.

Not only farmers, sports personalities, celebrities have also come out in support of the the food providers and have even announced to give up honors given by the government in the form of important awards.

Boxer Vijender Singh has said that if the laws are not repealed he will give up the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Singh made this announcement while standing with the agitating farmers at the Singhu border, and added saying that he may not have words to explain how important farmers were to him and also the state of Punjab.

Punjab, our big brother is here, so how will Haryana be behind, he said adding that farmers unity is something that will ever last and cannot be broken.

Punjabi actor Gurpreet Ghuggi also came out in support of farmers like Diljit Dosanjh and Yograj Singh who have been continuously been vocal for the rights and concerns of farmers.

Convoys of cars, SUVs and farmers in tractors trolleys were seen heading for Delhi on the GT road, to join their brethren.
According to local sources, people have now started becoming very emotional towards farmers, and Haryana farmers have asked there farmer brothers from Punjab to not worry about the ration and food supplies.

Farmers from Rajasthan, UP, MP and Uttarakhand have also headed for supporting their farmer brothers who are at the national capital's borders staging their protests in a peaceful manner, the most impactful manner.

Meanwhile, security arrangements were being stepped up at the Kundli border with adding up of force personnel in wake of the more farmers joining the agitation with the ones who were already sitting there.

Meanwhile, Delhi Traffic Police has informed that important border points of Delhi with Haryana and UP including, Singhu, Tikri, NH 24 Gazipur and Chilla will continue to remain shut and advised people to take alternate routes.

“Singhu, Auchandi, Piao Maniyari, Mangesh borders are closed. NH 44 is closed on both sides. Take alternate routes via Lampur, Safiabad, Saboli, NH8/Bhopra/Apsara borders/Peripheral expressway. Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba & GTK road. Avoid Outer Ring Road, GTK road, NH 44,” Delhi Traffic Police informed taking to twitter. (UNI)

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