Centre must answer for 'insult' of 'martyrdom' of farmers protesting at Delhi borders: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi
Hundreds of thousands of farmers are camping at Delh's borders points at Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri since November last year.
Petitioner Himanshu Kaushik, a practicing advocate, sought to remove unnecessary barricading and obstructions on various routes which have been blocked due to the protestors presence there.
The stretch had been closed since January 26, when violence broke out in the national capital during a tractor parade by farmers.
The governments of UP and Haryana have also been indifferent to this large daily migrant population.
At the Singhu and Tikri borders, too, the crowds have thinned. But farmer leaders say this is just a temporarily lull and the people will return by the coming weekend.
The order was passed under Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules 2017, MHA officials said.
Supriya Sule of NCP, Kanimozhi and Tiruchi Siva from the DMK, Saugata Roy from TMC were part of the delegation.
"The MHA has not further extended the suspension of internet in Delhi's borders as of now," a ministry official told PTI.
Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Traffic Police alerted commuters about the closure of borders and suggested alternative roads for travel.
During violent protests by participants of farmers’ tractor rally on January 26, some miscreants allegedly attacked policemen with swords.
Many tractors arrived at the Delhi-Haryana border site some loaded with music systems that played popular Haryanvi folks songs penned recently by local artists.
The suspension of mobile internet has not been extended in Ambala, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Kurukshetra, Karnal and Hisar, where it was suspended until 5 pm February 1.
Recalling his journey from the agriculture fields to power corridors, Malik said he understood the cause of the farmers.
Govt orders 'lockdown' against large gatherings in Delhi; temporary internet shutdown in parts of city as agri protests turn violent
The internet shutdown will be effective till midnight Tuesday in Delhi's Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi and their adjoining areas.
Though was some progress in the last round of talks between the agitating farmers and the Centre on December 30, the protesters are not yet satisfied as the stalemate over the two main demands stays.