NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has denied permission to Delhi Police to convert nine stadiums in the national capital into temporary jails in view of farmers’ ‘Dilli Chalo’ march.
AAP leader Raghav Chadha urged Delhi government to deny permission.
This comes a day after CM Kejriwal tweeted in support of Punjab farmers and their protest against the agriculture laws, stating that peaceful demonstration was a Constitutional right. He also added that the use of water cannons against them was a crime.
“All the three farming Bills (now Acts) of the Central government are anti-farmer. Instead of withdrawing these, farmers are being prevented from holding peaceful demonstrations, water cannons are being turned on them. This crime against farmers is absolutely wrong. Peaceful protest is their Constitutional right,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
केंद्र सरकार के तीनों खेती बिल किसान विरोधी हैं। ये बिल वापिस लेने की बजाय किसानों को शांतिपूर्ण प्रदर्शन करने से रोका जा रहा है, उन पर वॉटर कैनन चलाई जा रही हैं। किसानों पर ये जुर्म बिलकुल ग़लत है। शांतिपूर्ण प्रदर्शन उनका संवैधानिक अधिकार है।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 26, 2020
On Friday morning, the Delhi Police used tear gas at the Singhu Border to disperse protesting farmers who are heading towards Delhi.