Farmers storm Red Fort in New Delhi, hoist Khalsa flag, one killed

Groups of protesting farmers reached Red Fort after breaching police barricades, and hoisted the Khalsa flag. One person was reportedly killed at protests in ITO after his tractor overturned on Tuesday.

The police had given farmers camping permission at Delhi’s three borders — Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur — permission to hold rallies on specific routes, after the official Republic Day parade at Rajpath, Indian Express reported.

As per the agreement, farmers were to remain in the adjoining areas of the borders and not venture towards Central Delhi.

At Singhu, amid the chaos, the police resorted to lathicharge and tear gas to control the protesters.

The tractors rally will mark the completion of two months of protest against the Centre’s contentious farm laws by farmers camping at the borders of Delhi.

Farmer leaders also announced a plan to march on foot to Parliament on February 1, the day the Union Budget will be presented.

Meanwhile, senior farmer Balbir Singh Rajewal said farmers were following the pre-decided route.


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