Lathicharge, tear gas at Singhu border as farmers break police barricades

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Chaos prevailed in the national capital as police resorted to lathicharge after protesting farmers broke the remaining police barricades in Singhu border.

On Tuesday morning, thousands of farmers camping at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur border started breaking police barricades to enter Delhi as part of their historic tractor march against Narendra Modi government’s anti-farm laws.

According to farmer leaders, tear gas shells are being fired close to Sanjay Gandhi transport Nagar to stop farmers from marching towards outer ring road.

The ongoing tractors rally will mark the completion of two months of protest against the by farmers from Punjab and Haryana camping at the borders of Delhi.

The protesting unions has also announced a foot march to Parliament on February 1, when the annual Budget is presented, to press for their demands including a repeal of the three new agriculture laws.