India / If roads are open, we will go to Parliament to sell our crops: Tikait

Zoom News : Oct 29, 2021, 03:12 PM
New Delhi: The Delhi Police has started removing roadblocks placed at the Tikri and Ghazipur border points where farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s three farm laws.

In a video going viral on social media, JCB machines were seen removing blockades.

Sources in the Delhi Police told PTI that in the coming days, a similar exercise is likely to be launched at the Singhu border point.

Police personnel present at the spot told ANI that the route will be opened once all the barricades are removed.

Reacting to the removal of the barricades, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that blocking roads is not part of their protest.

He further said that their tractors will enter Delhi and they will go to the Parliament to sell their produce. 

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that farmers can sell crops anywhere and if roads are open, and then we will also go to Parliament to sell our crops,” he said.

The move comes days after the farmer unions told the Supreme Court that the cops were responsible for the blockade at the Delhi borders.

On October 21, the top court had observed that the farmers have the right to agitate but they cannot block roads indefinitely.

After the court hearing, the BKU claimed that the barriers at the protest site have been put by the Delhi police and not farmers.

Meanwhile, the apex court has asked the farmer unions to respond within three weeks on the issue and posted the matter for hearing on December 7.

To stop the farmers from entering Delhi, the police had placed multiple layers of barricades on the roads, complete with giant nails and huge concrete blocks in November last year.

Since November 2020, thousands of farmers have been camping at Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur border points.