New Delhi: Delhi police on Tuesday fired water cannons and teargas shells at protesting farmers as they tried to break barricades put up to stop them at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.
The Delhi police had issued week-long prohibitory orders under section 144 on Monday, in anticipation of the Kisan Kranti Padyatra organised by the Bharatiya Kisan Union, arriving from Haridwar.
The rally was expected to make its way to Kisan Ghat in the city this afternoon. But organisers said that the police were not letting the march enter the city because of the large number of tractors they were bringing along with them.
In east Delhi, the prohibitory orders issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Pankaj Singh under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, will be in force until October 8.
It covers Preet Vihar, Jagatpuri, Shakarpur, Madhu Vihar, Ghazipur, Mayur Vihar, Mandawli, Pandav Nagar, Kalyanpuri and New Ashok Nagar police station limits.
In northeast Delhi, the prohibitory orders were issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) Atul Kumar Thakur and will be in force till October 4.