Protesting farmers stopped at Delhi-UP border


 NC Network

Farmers marching towards, Delhi, as part of the protest by Bharatiya Kisan Union's (BKU) over demands ranging from farm loan waiver to cut in fuel prices , were stopped at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border on  Tuesday, with police using water cannons to disperse them.

The farmers, riding tractors and trolleys, broke barricades of the UP Police, and then started proceeding towards the barricades put up by the Delhi Police,sources said. Police had to use water cannons and tear gas  to disperse the protesters, who also indulged in sloganeering.

Delhi police on Monday, imposed prohibitory orders in east and northeast Delhi, anticipating law and order problems as thousands of BKU members are on a march from Haridwar to reach the national capital on Tuesday.

In east Delhi, the prohibitory orders issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Pankaj Singh under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, will be in force till October 8.
In northeast Delhi, the prohibitory orders were issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) Atul Kumar Thakur and will be in force till October 4.

with inputs from agencies 

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