Protesting farmers' unions on Tuesday alleged that some "anti-social" elements infiltrated their "peaceful" protest on Republic Day.
Its statement said that despite all efforts, "some organisations and individuals have violated the route (for tractor rally) and indulged in condemnable acts."
According to visuals doing round on social media, protesters were seen going up the mast on the ramparts of the historic 17th-century monument and hoisting flags at the place where the Tricolour is hoisted.
The signboard reads “NORTH ZONE CULTURAL CENTRE” written in English and Punjabi too. In the video, a man is seen putting black paint on the Hindi text only.
Despite rains and the ongoing cold wave across North India, farmers agitating against the Centre's farm laws stood strong at the borders of the national capital and continued their protest for the last 39 days.
This comes even as the farmers, who have been protesting at several borders of the national capital since November 26 against the farm laws, have called for a 'Bharat Bandh' today, which has gain support from all corners, including opposition parties and lawyers.
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BSP supremo Mayawati and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh have also urged the Centre to reconsider the "anti-farmer" laws.