Iron bars hooked between limitations, cement poured in to create makeshift wall at Singhu border

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Workers below the watch of police personnel on Monday had been seen hooking iron rods between two rows of cement limitations on a flank of the primary freeway on the Singhu border to additional prohibit the motion of protesters agitating in opposition to the brand new farm legal guidelines on the website.

Another portion of the freeway on the Delhi-Haryana border is virtually blocked now as a makeshift cement wall has come up there.

A employee drilling rods in cross-formation between two rows of strong limitations stated, “The other flank was done yesterday. Cement is to be poured in the space between the barriers on this flank to make a makeshift wall”.

The move comes days after the violent clashes between some protesters and police on January 26 through the tractor parade by the agitating farmers.

The part of the freeway on the Singhu border, which has been the epicentre of the farmers’ protests for over 60 days, had additionally seen a conflict lately between farmers and a bunch of people that claimed to be native residents.

On Monday, the Delhi facet of the Singhu border noticed a sparse crowd of protesters whereas the Haryana facet was dominated by vociferous speeches denouncing the brand new farm legal guidelines and clarion calls to infuse a brand new sense of solidarity within the agitation after the Republic Day incident.

Security personnel from the paramilitary forces, RAF and CRPF, had been seen in comparatively much less numbers in comparison with the previous few days however a lot of police personnel manned the stretch spanking a mile from the protest website.

Besides the makeshift wall on the freeway, a small trench was additionally dug up earlier throughout an inside road a bit of off the freeway and cement barricades put up on each the perimeters.

The protesting farmers and leaders at a tent, nevertheless, confirmed no indicators of being cowed down and asserted that “these barricades put up around us can’t cage our spirit”.

All of them alleged that on January 26, “a conspiracy was made to malign this movement” and “defame it”, and extra such makes an attempt are being made whereas asserting that the agitation has “come out stronger” now.

Balwinder Singh Sirsa, a farmer chief from Sirsa, Haryana, exhorted individuals to not get demotivated by what occurred through the January 26 incident, because it was “orchestrated by some people to denigrate the movement”.

A girl protester from Haryana, addressing an enormous gathering from the dais, stated the alleged conspiracy on that day has “failed to weaken this movement” and has reasonably injected “a new lease of life” in it.

Randhir Singh, 85, a farmer from Haryana, additionally addressed the gathering saying “I have worked with legends Mahendra Singh Tikait and I know how Jat movement was weakened few years ago”.

“What happened on January 26 was a conspiracy. It was not done by farmers but all was part of a smear campaign bring run to defame the movement,” he alleged.

“We are not terrorists or Khalistani. We are fighting for our rights. Attempts are still being made to defame and weaken us. But Tikait’s tears have awakened the farmers of Haryana, UP, and other states,” he stated.