New Delhi: A large number of agitated farmers on Thursday blocked the National Highway-9, prompting the closure of a key flyover that connects Uttar Pradesh to the national capital in a bid to display their anger against the three agricultural laws.
The number of protesting ranchers expanded on the flyover at Ghazipur, the city’s border with Uttar Pradesh ahead of another round of discussions between the government and the farmers.
Despite the fact that the farmers have blocked the flyover, a little space has been left for ambulances to pass by.
Gayendra Singh, Superintendent of Police (City) Ghaziabad said to IANS: “We are hopeful that the blockade will end soon as it is a major route leading to Delhi. we are trying our best.”
The police have additionally increased the security at the border, is leading surveillance through drones, set up multi-layered blockades and has redirected the traffic from the highway to the interior of the area connecting the two border, a police official stated.
In the interim, the farmers sat on the highway leading to Delhi and raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, looking for him to withdraw the agricultural laws. Slogans of “Modi teri tana Shahi nahi chalegi (Dictatorship can’t run)”, “Jab jab modi darta hai, police ko aage karta hai (Whenever Modi gets scared, he puts forward the police)”, “Kala kaanoon wapis lo (Take back the black law)” and “Jai jawan jai kisan”, are being said.
Everyone’s eyes are presently on the meeting of the farmer unions with the Centre. The discussions between the Centre and agitating farmer unions on Tuesday were not able to end the standoff over the new agricultural laws.
The farmers have been sitting on protest throughout the previous eight days at the Delhi-Haryana and Delhi-Uttar Pradesh borders. A large number of farmers have been camping at the Singhu border, while a few different groups have blocked the entry at the Delhi-Haryana border in Tikri, the Delhi-UP Ghazipur edge and the Delhi-UP Chilla border.