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Delhi Chalo call: Farmer unions reject Centre’s offer of early talks

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New Delhi, Nov 29: Farmers stayed put at Delhi borders on Sunday with thousands more set to join them and their leaders yet to take a call on shifting to the Burari ground, a place earmarked for their agitation by police.

Thousands of farmers protesting the Centre's new farm laws are currently staying put at the Singhu and Tikri borders amid heavy police presence.

Delhi Chalo call: Farmers protesting against farm laws stay put at Tikri border amid police deployment

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2:09 PM, 29 Nov
Delhi: Farmers continue their protest against the farm laws, at Nirankari Samagam Ground in Burari, the govt designated place for the protest. "Our leaders are holding a meeting. We will follow whatever they decide," says an agitating farmer.
11:58 AM, 29 Nov
A meeting of farmers underway at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) as they continue their protest against the farm laws.
11:57 AM, 29 Nov
Farmers continue their protest against the farm laws at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border).
11:57 AM, 29 Nov
The way farmers have been stopped from entering Delhi, it looks like as if they don't belong to this country. They have been treated like terrorists. Since they are Sikh&have come from Punjab&Haryana, they're being called Khalistani. It is insult to farmers:Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena
10:23 AM, 29 Nov
Delhi: Commuters headed towards the national capital from other states say they're facing problems due to road blockade at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border). "We are facing many problems due to the protest. There is no vehicle for steady communication," says a commuter.
10:22 AM, 29 Nov
Delhi: Farmers protesting against the farm laws stay put at Tikri border amid police deployment.
10:22 AM, 29 Nov
They (agitating farmers) are sitting peacefully & have been cooperating till now. Our objective is to maintain law & order & to ensure that the arrangements are in place to facilitate their movement: Surendra Yadav, Joint CP, Northern Range, Delhi
10:22 AM, 29 Nov
Farmers continue their protest against the farm laws at Ghaziabad-Delhi border. Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait says, "Protests happen at Ramlila ground, then why should we go to Nirankari Bhawan, a private facility? We will stay put here today".
10:22 AM, 29 Nov
Security personnel stay put at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) as farmers' protest continues.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday appealed to the farmers to shift to the Burari ground in the national capital to stage their protests and said the Centre is ready to hold discussions with them as soon as they move to the designated place.

He also said the government has made arrangements for water, toilets and medical care at the ground in north Delhi so that the farmers are not inconvenienced and they can stage their demonstrations in a democratic and peaceful manner there.

"For the last few days, farmers from Punjab and Haryana and some other parts of the country have come to the border of Delhi. Farmers have gathered on the two major highways coming from Punjab near the border of Delhi since yesterday. Farmers are facing many problems due to heavy cold. Other people are also facing problems.

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"Therefore, I have a humble appeal to our farmer brothers that the government has made proper arrangement for you in Burari in Delhi, where you can stage your demonstrations," he said in an appeal in Hindi which was posted in the official WhatsApp group of the home ministry.

Bharatiya Kishan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) however rejected the offer, saying they would instead go to to Jantar Mantar.

"Joginder Singh Ugrahan announced to start indefinite protest at Jantar Mantar. He said that the protest will continue till our demands are met," the statement said.

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