News Karnataka
Thursday, November 30 2023

Protest again gains momentum at Ghazipur, crowd swells up

Photo Credit :


New Delhi: The farmers’ protest in the Ghazipur area at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border has gained momentum again as both the crowd and police deployment has swelled up.

The crowd is acting as a catalyst for the resumption of the protest that had started to fade out prior to the violence on Republic Day.

“People had started to pour in from January 28th night onwards. Before that, there were 2,000-3,000 people, which has now increased to more than 10,000,” said Pawan Khatana, Bharat Kisan Union’s Uttar Pradesh Member.

Khatana further emphasized that more and more people are now wading towards the protest site from various states, including Maharashtra, Punjab and Haryana.

Various preventive measures have been put in place by the police and administration at the site, including suspension of internet, increased deployment of personnel and strict vigilance.

Police have also added multitudes of barricades to prevent protesters from entering the national capital. “They have set up more than 10 barricades at multiple sites to stop us,” said Vinod Manota, another leader of BKU.

“Earlier, there was the ease of movement. Even the police used to come to our side. After 28th, the situation has become tense at the protest site,” he rued.

The agitation has entered the 67th day at the second-biggest protest site. The farmers, bearing the Indian flag, could be seen raising slogans of ‘Jai Kisan, Jai Jawan’.

Speaking to IANS, BKU’s prominent leader Rakesh Tikait said, “We will not compromise under pressure. Once our farmer brothers are released and things are streamlined, we will talk to the government.”


Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Editor's Pick

Find the best odds at 10Cric and IPL Betting 2023! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp