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A day after stand-off, farmers allowed to enter Capital


more-inEarly Wednesday morning, barricades put up at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border were removed to allow farmers of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), camped at Ghazipur, to enter the city and complete their march to Kisan Ghat, union leaders said. “The government realised their mistake and decided to let our tractors in,” said Naresh Tikait, president of Bharatiya Kisan Union, adding that “the police were very helpful and facilitated our movement. Most of us have now started back for home.”DCP East, Pankaj Kumar confirmed that the barricades were opened around 1 am and the farmers were allowed into the city. Also Read Farmers’ rally to capital turns violentAt the border are of Ghazipur where thousands of farmers were camped on Tuesday, a handful remained, to have breakfast and fix punctured tractor tyres before returning home. In a tweet, Ghaziabad District Magistrate said, “After rounds of meetings the Kisan Yatra agitation ended yesterday night and all have moved back to their destinations.


Source: The Hindu October 03, 2018 04:32 UTC



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