Tractor rally turns violent on R-Day, cops injured, one farmer dies

New Delhi: At least 86 police personnel were injured and one farmer died after his truck overturned at ITO in Delhi as the agitation turned violent on R-Day.

Some protesters entered the Red Fort premises and hoisted the Sikh Nishaan Sahib flag below the National Flag. The protesting farmers were later removed from the Red Fort premises.

Internet and telecom services were suspended in several parts of Delhi following the instructions from the Home Ministry. Union Home Minister Amit Shah took stock of the law and order situation in the national capital.

The tractor rally deviated from the designated route (approved in consultation with the Delhi Police on Sunday) and indulged in violent activities. The agitating farmers broke barricades and clashed with police.

Various political parties have condemned the violence. The Aam Aadmi Party condemned the violence in Delhi by blaming the Centre for inaction over the farmers’ demands.

The TMC and NCP also condemned the violence. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh appealed to the agitating farmers to return to Delhi borders. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has also condemned the violence.