Latest updates on Farmer’s Protest
86 Delhi Police personnel were injured while containing the farmers’ protest and several of them have been admitted to various hospitals in Delhi.
41 security personnel sustained injuries when they jumped from a height of 20 feet into a drain to save their lives when violence broke out in the Red Fort premises on Tuesday, said the Delhi police. The policemen fell into the drain but protesters kept hitting them with stones.
As a precautionary move, the Union home ministry has deployed additional security forces in Delhi to handle the situation. The decision was taken during a meeting of senior officials chaired by Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday evening.
The police later resorted to lathi-charge to vacate the Red Fort premises yesterday. Continuous announcements were being made asking the protesters to leave the complex peacefully.
Earlier, the farmers had deviated from the designated route for the proposed tractor parade against the new farm laws and moved toward ITO in central Delhi. The Delhi Police had permitted the farmers protesting the three farm laws to hold their tractor parade on selected routes only after the official Republic Day parade on the Rajpath concludes.
As a protective measure, internet facilities were shut down in Delhi-NCR yesterday. Internet facilities are still not stable due to restrictions imposed. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is also facing disturbances and few stations have been shut down due to the farmers’ agitation.
Entry/exit gates of Lal Quila metro station are closed.
Entry gates of Jama Masjid metro station are closed.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I कृपया मास्क पहनें😷 (@OfficialDMRC) January 27, 2021