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Protesting farmers dismantle their settlements, return to their homes

Protesting farmers dismantle their settlements, return to their homes

NEW DELHI: As farmers began heading home from sites at Delhi’s borders where they had been stationed for over a year, traffic movement on Saturday slowed down considerably on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) flyover, connecting the national capital with Agra and Ambala highways.

The farmers are heading back to their respective states in large convoys of tractors and trucks, in the same way, they arrived at the sites at the Singh, Ghazipur, and Tikri on the outskirts of the national capital a year ago, to protest the Centre’s three agrarian laws. The large convoys of farmers slowed down traffic at the KMP flyover.

The farmers are returning to their homes after the Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) on Thursday announced the suspension of their year-long farmers’ agitation.

Farmers at the Singhu border sang bhajans before vacating the site while those at the Tikri border were seen dancing to celebrate the success of their protest against the three farm laws and other related issues.

Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh had laid siege to the Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri borders in November 2020 to demand the repeal of the three farm laws, which were finally withdrawn in the Winter Session of Parliament earlier this month.

Farmers have taken down their settlements and have vacated the borders around Delhi, which were their protesting sites for the last year.

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