New Delhi: Farmers try to go Ramlila Maidan, police take them to Nirankari ground. Farmers protesting against agricultural laws have camped at Tikri and Singhu borders of Delhi, even as police have allowed them to stage their protest at the Nirankari ground in the city’s Burari area. Farmers who succeeded in entering Delhi and were trying to reach the Ramlila ground, have also been taken to Burari. Farmers try to go Ramlila Maidan, police take them to Nirankari ground. Sunita Rani and her companions, who have come from Punjab to protest against the laws, were trying to go to Ramlila ground. According to Rani, the police had detained her and other female protesters and took them to the Nirankari ground.
Rani told IANS: “We left for Delhi from Punjab two days back. Our other companions are present at the Singhu border. After a two-day-long journey, we were about to reach the Ramlila ground, it was merely one kilometer away. We all had planned to gather there, but the police had detained us at around 2 p.m.”
“After spending the whole day roaming in the city, the police have now left us here in the Burari ground,” she added.
Other people accompanying her are also currently sitting in Nirankari ground. Although these people say that they all have to go back to the Singh border, there was no clarity so far as if the police would allow them to do so.
All the vehicles present in their cavalcade have the flag of the All India Kisan Sabha. A bus and some four-wheelers are also there. Presently, all people will be served food at the langar arranged there.
Basic facilities will be provided to the farmers at the Nirankari ground and presently, drinking water has been made available to them.
AAP leader Raghav Chaddha himself reached Burari and took stock of the situation. Preparations are being made to provide tents, shelters, and mobile toilets to farmers.