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Ghazipur security was increased for different reason’: UP Police | 10 points

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NEW DELHI, INDIA JANUARY 27: Security personnel stand behind barricades during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border), on January 27, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Farmer leaders today appealed to protesting farmers to maintain peace and said their agitation against the centre's agricultural laws is a long one. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Rakesh Tikait gets support from AAP, Congress, RLD, Bhim Army, Muzaffarnagar mahapanchayat.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:54 AM IST

The protest site at Ghazipur continued to draw more protesters throughout Friday and Saturday morning while a clash was reported from the Singhu border site on Friday in which an SHO was attacked. Protesters will observe ‘Sadbhavna Diwas’ on January 30 on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary.

Here are the latest updates of farmers’ protest:

> After the protesters at Ghaziput site complained that they are not provided with water, electricity which was seen as an attempt to vacate the space, Aam Aadmi Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal extended support to farmers.

> It has been learnt when Bharatiya Kisan Union president Naresh Tikait spoke of withdrawing the protest from Ghazipur site, RLD leader Ajit Singh talked to him and convinced him to not remove protesters from the site.

> On Friday, RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary visited the protest site and met Rakesh Tikait.

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> Delhi minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia visited the site and checked all arrangements while Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he is with the farmers. He also said “fake charges” have been brought against farmers leaders.

> On Friday evening, Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad arrived at the Ghazipur site and met Tikait. He said his Bhim Army will support the farmers’ protest.

> Congress’ UP chief Ajay Kumar Lallu also came and met Rakesh Tikait on Friday.

> The mahapanchayat which was held in Muzaffarnagar on Friday also decided to fully support the ongoing protest.

> Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Police claimed that the increase in security deployment which alarmed protesters was done for a different reason — to check the entry of any miscreant at the side. “But few people made the assumption that we are going to use force. We said that we will have discussion before coming to any conclusion and it’s underway,” UP ADG (Law and order) Prashant Kumar said.

> As more protesters are now converging to Ghazipur, additional tents have been set up for accommodation.

> Another faction of Bharatiya Kisan Union, BKU (Lok Shakti) which announced withdrawal from the protest earlier rejoined the protest on Friday.

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