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'Open jail, not park': Farmers turn down govt's conditional offer for talks | Highlights

Punjab farmers resumed their “Delhi Chalo” march against the Centre's new farm laws on Saturday morning after halting for the night to join thousands who have already reached the national capital's borders.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 29, 2020 22:17 IST
Ghaziabad: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh
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Ghaziabad: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait leads a farmers' rally, during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, in Ghaziabad, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020.

Farmers protesting against the Centre's three farm laws on Sunday decided not to shift to the Burari ground in the national capital and stay put at the Delhi borders. Thousands of farmers continued to protest at the Singhu and Tikri borders on the fourth consecutive day on Sunday.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had on Saturday appealed to the farmers to shift to the Sant Nirankari ground in Buraria place earmarked for their agitation by police, that was offered to them for peaceful protests and said the Centre was ready to hold discussions with them as soon as they move to the designated place.

Punjab farmers resumed their “Delhi Chalo” march against the Centre's new farm laws on Saturday morning after halting for the night to join thousands who have already reached the national capital's borders. “We have reached close to the Delhi border. But we are stuck because of traffic snarls. Our farmers who are in tractor-trailers are still behind us,” said BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) leader Jhanda Singh Jethuke.

Earlier in the day, BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) leaders claimed that over one lakh farmers, including elderly women, are marching to the national capital in tractor-trailers, buses and other vehicles. Farmers with the outfit had on Friday broken through police barricades at Khanauri and Dabwali borders between Punjab and Haryana. Punjab farmers in large numbers had on Friday crossed the state's border with Haryana. Some even faced water cannons and teargas.

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