Rahul shares pictures of concertina wires, roads studded with nails at farmers’ protest sites
New Delhi: As Delhi Police has heightened security at farmers protest sites by putting up barricades and concertina wires, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday shared multiple pictures of barricades and concertina wires put up at border points of the city and asked the government to “build bridges, not walls”.
The Delhi Police has placed multi-layered barricades, concertina wires and also parked buses sealing the main entry points at Ghazipur border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to prevent the movement of protesters agitating against the Centre’s farm laws.
The police has also placed iron nails at a portion of the road and deployed drones to keep an eye on the protesting farmers at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.
Security cover has also beefed up at the Delhi-Haryana border Singhu, another farmers’ protest site where police personnel hooked iron rods between two rows of cement barriers on a flank of the main highway to further restrict the movement of protesters.
Another portion of the highway at the Delhi-Haryana border is practically blocked now as a makeshift cement wall has been erected there, according to news agency Press Trust of India.
Last week, Gandhi, who has repeatedly cornered the Centre over farm laws, said the only solution to the ongoing stalemate was to throw the new farm laws in the “waste paper basket” and warned that if not resolved, the agitation will spread to other parts of the country.
“You (government) are beating them, you are threatening them, you are bullying them, you are trying to discredit them,” he said at a media briefing. Thousands of farmers, mainly from Haryana and Punjab, have been protesting at various border points of the national capital for over 60 days now, insisting on repeal of the Centre’s three laws.
The Centre has held several rounds of formal talks with farmer unions to resolve the issue but failed to achieve any concret solution.