New Delhi / Chandigarh:
To prevent thousands of agitating farmers from Punjab and Haryana from reaching Delhi, Haryana Police has adopted military tactic. The police have dug the road along the border in Delhi, so that the farmers cannot move forward with the force. It is clear from the pictures of many places that in addition to digging pits on the roads, the heavy trucks have been parked as barricades. Apart from these, barricades have also been done with barbed wire.
The digging on the road shows the intention of the BJP-ruled Haryana Police is to prevent farmers from reaching Delhi in any case. Farmers of about 500 organizations in six states, including Punjab and Haryana, are opposing three new agricultural laws and are demanding the Central Government to withdraw its provisions.
Police have also used trucks filled with sand and barricades wrapped in barbed wire to stop the farmers. Farmers are also opposing the police action equally loudly. In many places, farmers have removed heavy barricades. Yesterday, farmers in Ambala broke tearing barricades over a bridge and threw it into the river after firing tear gas shells and splashes of cold water. Not only this, the farmers threw brick and stone at the police and also forced them to return.
Some states also dug pits on the road to prevent interstate movement of migrants during the coronovirus lockdown. Then the video of a similar pit dug on the road on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha went viral. Later such measures were also taken in Tamil Nadu.