Farmers’ protest LIVE UPDATES: Tikri, Singhu borders shut for traffic movement

Farmers have been protesting at various places in Delhi and Haryana and have rejected the central government’s offer to hold talks on December 3 saying that imposing conditions for starting a dialogue is an insult to them.

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Farmers' protest LIVE UPDATES: Tikri, Singhu borders shut for traffic movement

Farmers' protest LIVE UPDATES: Tikri, Singhu borders shut for traffic movement

New Delhi: Farmers decided to stay at the Gazipur-Ghaziabad (Delhi-UP) border on Sunday late night as their protest against Central Government’s farm laws continues.

A group of farmers was seen sleeping on the road while others were seen sitting closely in a group around a bonfire amid cold weather. Farmers also stay put at the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border).

The farmers are protesting against The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

UPDATES:

# Tikri and Singhu borders have been closed for any traffic movement as the farmers continue their protest against the Centre’s farm laws, said Delhi Traffic Police on Monday.

# “Tikri border is closed for any traffic movement. Available open borders to Haryana are following–Borders Jharoda, Dhansa, Daurala Jhatikera, Badusari, Kapashera, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam vihar and Dundahera borders,” Delhi Traffic Police tweeted. The traffic police has also urged people to take an alternate route as the Singhu border is still closed from both sides.

Meanwhile, Union ministers Amit Shah and Narendra Singh Tomar held a meeting at BJP President JP Nadda’s residence on late Sunday night to discuss the ongoing farmers’ protests, sources said.

Farmers have been protesting at various places in Delhi and Haryana and have rejected the central government’s offer to hold talks on December 3 saying that imposing conditions for starting a dialogue is an insult to them.

Around 32 farmer bodies, mostly from Punjab, and a few farmers from Gujarat and Maharashtra as well managed to reach Delhi on Friday and assembled at the border areas to continue their protest.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the Central government is ready for talks with the farmers’ unions on December 3.

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