One farmer dies after his tractor overturns

One farmer dies after his tractor overturns

New Delhi: One farmer has died after a tractor overturned during the parade. Farmer have claimed that he was shot.
Farmers protesting against three agricultural laws enacted by the government in September last year are holding a mega tractor rally on Tuesday in Delhi. The protesters, have been demonstrating at the borders of the national capital for the past two months seeking the removal of these laws.

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Within a short span of time, the tractor parade took a violent turn as the protesters broke the police barricades which led to the latter firing tear gas at the farmers. Some of the farmers were also seen pushing the cement barricades through their bare hands. It was reported that the protesters were not abiding by the regulations of the parade which had been introduced earlier in order to ensure that the parade is carried out smoothly.
Meanwhile, farm union leader Rakesh Tikait told HT on Tuesday that the protesting farmers wanted to conduct a peaceful tractor parade in the national capital and added that the chaos happened due to confusion over routes. (HT)

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