Farmers Protest: Round 2 Talks Today, Government Weighs Options As Farmers Refuse To Budge
Farmers are camped out at four busy border points of the national capital - Singhu, Noida, Ghazipur and Tikri - to press their demands, under heavy police deployment. Farmers protesting at the Delhi-Haryana border in Singhu, who have fever, will be given free Covid tests, the district magistrate of Haryana's Sonipat said.
A key route in east Delhi, connecting the capital to Noida in Uttar Pradesh has been closed for the third straight day as farmers from different parts of Uttar Pradesh continued their sit-in at the Noida-Delhi border. National Highway-24 (Delhi-Meerut Expressway) and the DND flyway are the alternate routes to Noida that are open.
Leaders of around 32 farmer met at one of the Delhi-Haryana borders on Wednesday. "We ask the government not to indulge in any divisive agendas with regard to the farmers' movement, which is united in its demand. This was clear from Tuesday's meeting," the Samyukt Kisan Morcha said.