On the 26th of January, there was an incident of violence where the Delhi Police filed 15 first information reports (FIRs.)
While five FIRs were filed in the eastern range, one each was registered in Najafgarh, Haridas Nagar and Uttar Nagar.
On the 26th of January, during the permitted farmer’s tractor rally, violence erupted killing one 27 year old Navreet Singh.
Thousands of protesting farmers of Haryana and Punjab riding on tractors, motorcycles and cars entered into the premises of Red Fort. They created a chaos with the Tricolour and flags of the farmers’ unions in their hands.
The rally which was supposed to be a silent and peaceful protest took a violent turn on the 72nd Republic Day. A few protestors broke police barricades at border areas and clashed with the police in several parts of Delhi.
Several police officers were injured, following which the police resorted to lathi charge and tear gas shelling. In total, 86 personnel were injured in the violence during the tractor parade in New Delhi.
Due to the violence, all roads leading to Central Delhi from East and North East Delhi have been blocked by the police. No traffic is being allowed.
The Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) said entry/exit gates of Lal Qila metro station are closed. Entry gates of Jama Masjid metro station are closed.
In addition to the police personnel, central troopers have been deployed in Delhi. Apart from additional forces, stand by security personnel have been arranged to control any untoward incident.
The Central Government also shut internet services in many parts of Delhi-NCR.
The Ministry of Home Affairs even ordered to suspend internet services at the protests sites like Singhu, Tikri, Ghazipur, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi and adjoining areas.
The decision was taken in the interest of maintaining public safety and averting a public emergency.
Meanwhile, concerned about the situation, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah held an emergency meeting at his residence on the night of the 26th of January.
The meeting was attended by the Home Secretary, Director Intelligence Bureau and senior officers of the Delhi Police.
On the other hand, the Farmer’s unions called off the 26th of January’s tractor rally abruptly. The unions asked all the protesters to reach at their original protesting sites and resume their peaceful protest against the three farm laws.
Thousands of farmers from Haryana, Punjab and other regions gathered at several sites in Delhi and are conducting protests. They started the protest against the three farm laws on the 25th of November and entered 63rd day on the 27th of January.