For the second day, Punjab farmers march plough through barriers

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on November 27, 2020
For the second consecutive day on Friday, Punjab farmers marched through Haryana, breaking barricades as they faced water cannons and tear gas at various border points in many districts across the state.

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Published on November 26, 2020 -  04:05
Amarinder Singh, ML Khattar in war of words; farmers halt at Panipat toll plaza
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday engaged in a war of words over farmers' Delhi Chalo march against the Centre's farm laws. While Singh slammed Khattar for stopping farmers from moving towards the national capital, terming it as "totally undemocratic and unconstitutional", the latter told the Punjab chief minister to stop "inciting innocent farmers". Farmers from Punjab faced water cannons and broke police barriers at the stateโ€™s border with Haryana as they pushed towards the national capital Thursday on their โ€œDelhi Chaloโ€ march against the Centreโ€™s farm laws. By late evening, a large group of them had reached the road toll plaza at Panipat, about 100 km from Delhi. Bhartiya Kisan Union (Haryana) leader Gurnam Singh said the protesters planned to spend the night there and will resume the march the next morning.

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