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India: Police seal off Delhi-Ghaziabad border amid protest against farm bill03:00

India: Police seal off Delhi-Ghaziabad border amid protest against farm bill

India, New Dehli
December 2, 2020 at 00:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Heavy police deployment and concrete barriers were deployed on the Delhi-Ghaziabad border on Tuesday as thousands of Indian farmers continued their protest against new agricultural laws.

Indian farmers have been protesting for six days against a law enabling growers to legally sell their products anywhere in the country instead of having to follow fixed prices from state-run markets.

Cemented barriers and multilayered barricades could be seen at the Ghazipur entry point to Delhi as heavy security personnel geared up to contain farmers protest who had threatened to block all entry points into the capital city.

The government attempted to calm the situation by meeting with farmers earlier on Tuesday, but the talks failed to progress far enough to warrant halting the protest.

Authorities have called for another round of discussions on Thursday.

India: Police seal off Delhi-Ghaziabad border amid protest against farm bill03:00
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Heavy police deployment and concrete barriers were deployed on the Delhi-Ghaziabad border on Tuesday as thousands of Indian farmers continued their protest against new agricultural laws.

Indian farmers have been protesting for six days against a law enabling growers to legally sell their products anywhere in the country instead of having to follow fixed prices from state-run markets.

Cemented barriers and multilayered barricades could be seen at the Ghazipur entry point to Delhi as heavy security personnel geared up to contain farmers protest who had threatened to block all entry points into the capital city.

The government attempted to calm the situation by meeting with farmers earlier on Tuesday, but the talks failed to progress far enough to warrant halting the protest.

Authorities have called for another round of discussions on Thursday.

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