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Red Fort violence: Delhi police detain 200 after farmer protests(lalqila)

 

Red Fort violence Delhi police detain 200 after farmer protests




During the mass protests against the agricultural reforms after deadly violence Tuesday in the capital of India, Delhi Police arrested 200 protesters.

On the outskirts of the city, thousands of protesters clashed with police forced entry to farmers.

One protester was killed and more than 300 police were injured.

Otherwise, most of the peasant leaders said they would not end their protest, accusing the rioters of rioting during the peaceful march.

The detainees have been charged with rioting, damaging public property, and assaulting police officers. So far, 22 police complaints have been registered.

"We are making arrests after proper verification. We are also looking for CCTV near Lal Qila, ITO, Nangloi and other areas where the violence has spread," police officials told The Indian Express.

The Indian government deployed 15 companies of paramilitary forces to increase security after the protests, raiding some farmers and raiding the city's historic Red Fort and occupying it until police evicted them. Even while doing
The violence coincided with Republic Day - a national holiday in which Indians formally celebrated the anniversary of the adoption of their constitution on January 26, 1950.

The Seokta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella group of protesting farmers, said in a statement that it "condemns and regrets the unwelcome and unacceptable incidents and distances itself from those involved in such acts."

Two farmers' unions withdrew from the protest on Wednesday, but most said they were determined to continue their protest against the new agricultural laws.

The government says its reforms will free the sector, but farmers say it will make them poorer.

Thousands of them have been on strike on the outskirts of Delhi since November, demanding the repeal of the laws. Last week, he rejected the government's offer to block the changes.



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