Angry farmers have gathered at Haryana border to march towards Delhi in protest against the farm laws enacted by the Centre despite rigid opposition from farmer bodies. Farmers from Rajasthan, Kerala, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh will reach Delhi through five highways connecting the national capital where Metro services to neighbouring cities have been suspended till 2 pm.
The government of Haryana has ordered the police to put up barricades at its border to stop farmers from proceeding on the Delhi Chalo march in protest against the three farm laws promulgated by the Centre. The state has closed its border with Congress-ruled Punjab on Thursday and Friday.
Police in Haryana used water cannons at least twice Wednesday to disperse protesting farmers and stop them from going to Delhi. They are also using drones to monitor the situation even as barricades have been put up and water cannons readied.
The Haryana authorities also imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in several parts of the state to prevent protester’s assembly.
In Ambala, police are using water cannons and tear gas shells on farmers to disperse them.