Two farmer unions withdraw from protest against farm laws in wake of violence during tractor parade

Farmers protest call off

Two farmer unions on Wednesday withdrew from the ongoing agitation on Delhi’s borders against the three farm laws, a day after violence broke out in the national capital during the tractor parade.

Only Chilla Border protest is called off, Singhu and Tikri Border Protest will continue as it is.

Talking to reporters, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) president Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh said he was deeply pained by whatever happened during the tractor parade in the national capital, adding that his union was ending its protest.

BKU president Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh said he was “deeply pained” by the clashes that took place in the national capital.

“I am deeply pained by whatever happened in Delhi yesterday and ending our 58-day protest,” Bhanu Pratap Singh said.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has registered an FIR against farmer leader Rakesh Tikait and others in connection with the violence in Delhi on January 26.

Police detained 200 people and have registered 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence, officials said on Wednesday.

More details awaited.

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