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Pak Minister’s Admission Revealed Truth Of Pulwama Attack, Silenced Govt Critics: Rajnath Singh

Pakistani minister Fawad Chaudhry admitted that his country was responsible for the Pulwama terrorist attack in J&K that killed 40 CRPF personnel

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said that a Pakistani minister’s admission of his country’s involvement in the 2019 Pulwama attack has revealed the truth on the matter and silenced those who had questioned the NDA government’s intent on the issue.

His statement came at an election rally a day after senior Pakistani minister Fawad Chaudhry sensationally admitted that his country was responsible for the Pulwama terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF personnel and brought the two countries to the brink of a war.

“A Pakistani minister has revealed the truth in the Pulwama attack by giving a statement in the National Assembly. Pakistan has accepted that they were behind the Pulwama attack. Until now, they had been saying they were not involved in it,” he said.

Forty Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed on February 14, 2019, when a jeep laden with explosives had hit a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway at Lethpora in Pulwama.

Singh said, “Congress leaders had questioned our intent then. But now that a Pakistani minister has given a statement in the National Assembly that Pakistan was involved in the Pulwama attack, they are silent,” he said.

He said Opposition leaders were indirectly empowering Pakistan.

“Whenever we work for the country’s security with all our strength, the Congress and other opposition leaders raise questions,” he said.

The senior BJP leader said when former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had divided Pakistan into two, BJP stalwart late

Atal Bihari Vajpayee had praised her in Parliament.

“But, the Congress today has only one work left: doubting and raising questions over the government’s achievements. On the issue of the country’s territorial integrity, we should rise above political lines and work together, he added.

Singh said the opposition keeps saying that China has “grabbed” India’s land, but if “we reveal the achievements of our Army, you all will jump out of joy”.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said in a recent political rally that China had captured “1200 km” of Indian land.

Singh said 20 Indian soldiers made the supreme sacrifice in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in clashes with Chinese troops to protect the country.

Moving on to other issues, he said the country would have been in a much better position if the promises made by leaders in Independent India would have been fulfilled even partially.

“But we walk the talk,” he said, and listed the abrogation of Article 370, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, providing gas connection to households as major government achievements.

He said it’s Prime Minister Narendra Modis resolve to provide tap water in every house and it is being done expeditiously.

Praising Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s works and achievements, Singh said there is absolutely no stain on the JD (U) chief over his works during the 15 years of his rule.

He said, “we don’t hold ‘Tel Piyawan, Danda Bhanjan’ rallies, we hold rallies for development”.

Singhs reference to ‘Tel Piyawan, Danda Bhanjan’ (dipping lathis in oil and wielding them to assert power) was a -throwback to an RJD rally in 2003, two years before the party was ousted from power in Bihar.

“We don’t open charwaha schools (schools for those grazing their cattle) now, we want to make their children IAS officers, IPS officers, doctors and engineers,” he said, ridiculing RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s pet project of Charwaha Vidyalaya.

“The lantern (RJDs polls symbol) era has ended, and the LED era has ushered in,” he wryly said.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union farmers from west UP headed to Delhi

Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws fearing that they would lead to the dismantling of the minimum support price mechanism, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporates.

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BKU (Ugrahan) activists break police barricades as they arrive at the Dabwali border of Punjab and Haryana border during their Delhi Chalo protest against Centres new farm laws, in Sirsa district, on Friday. PTI

Noida (UP), November: Hundreds of western Uttar Pradesh farmers on Friday headed to the national capital in response to a “Delhi Chalo” call to protest against the three central farm laws.

On a Bharatiya Kisan Union call to join the protest in Delhi, the farmers belonging to Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Gautam Buddh Nagar and other western UP districts reached the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Greater Noida on Friday afternoon, when they were stopped by the police.

Shortly later, they left the Peripheral Expressway as the announcement came that the protestors have been allowed to march to Delhi.

“We have started our onward march. But our route to Delhi is yet to be decided by our union leaders. We may take the UP Gate route (via Ghaziabad) or the Kalindi Kunj route (via Noida),” BKU’s UP unit spokesperson Pawan Khatana told PTI.

The BKU has lent its support to the “Dilli Chalo” call of Punjab and Haryana farmers protesting against the new farm laws, he said.

“These laws are anti-farmer and should be taken back or changed. There should be a new law on minimum support price of crops to benefit farmers,” Khatana told PTI.

Gautam Buddh Nagar’s Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Love Kumar said the protest was peaceful and the security was stepped up to ensure that the situation does not aggravate.

“The situation at the expressway is peaceful and under control. There has been no violence or untoward situation. The police are making efforts to ensure there is no law and order situation,” Kumar said.

Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws fearing that they would lead to the dismantling of the minimum support price mechanism, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporates.

They have been demanding the repeal of the new laws.

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Farmers’ bodies claim Centre has allowed them entry into capital; Capt welcomes move

Face-off between farmers, police near Delhi border; tensions rise

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New Delhi, November 27: Punjab farmers’ bodies claimed that the Union Government has allowed them entry into Delhi with a permission to hold their agitation at the Burari ground.

“We have been allowed safe passage to Delhi,” claimed Krantikari Kisan Union president Darshan Pal.

He said officials of the Union Home Ministry had allowed them a place at Burari in Delhi to hold agitation.

On behalf of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, his media advisor said in a tweet: “I welcome Centre’s decision to allow farmers to enter Delhi to exercise their democratic right to protest. They should also now initiate immediate talks to address farmers’ concerns on the #FarmLaws and resolve the simmering issue.”

Despite heavy security deployment, groups of agitating farmers from Punjab and Haryana reached near two Delhi borders on Friday morning after breaking police barricades on the way as part of their protest march against the Centre’s new farm laws.

Clashes broke out at multiple places and Delhi’s borders resembled a virtual battle zone with restless crowds of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, milling around and a sea of police personnel keeping them at bay. Drones circled the air and plumes of smoke from teargas shells could be seen from far.

Beyond the border points, the tension spilled over on highways where groups of farmers squatted on the road, and stood in trucks and tractors, waiting impatiently to make their way to the national capital.

The Delhi Police has enhanced deployment of tear gas, security personnel, stationed sand-laden trucks and water cannons and used barbed wire for fencing at the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) to prevent the protesters from entering the city. Police were also deployed on Delhi’s border with Faridabad and Gurgaon.

A faceoff occurred between farmers and police at the Singhu border near Kundli as the agitating farmers who want to move towards Delhi resorted to stone-pelting and the police used tear shells to disperse them.

The Delhi Police used tear gas shells to disperse a group of farmers who had reached the Singhu border, while at the Tigri border security personnel used water cannons to disperse farmers trying to enter the national capital.

Plumes of smoke were seen as security personnel used multiple rounds of tear gas to disperse the protesting farmers at the Singhu border.

At the Tigri border, farmers clashed with police and also tried to remove a truck, which was placed as a barricade, by tying it to a tractor with the help of a chain.

Multi-layer barricading was in place at the Singhu border — a direct route from Punjab to Delhi — to prevent farmers from entering the national capital.

Drones are also being used by security personnel to keep a strict vigil on the movement of protestors in bordering areas.

Hundreds of farmers staged a dharna at Tikri border in Delhi and decided to wait for other farmers before entering the national capital.

The farmers accused the Delhi police of detaining protesters and deflating the tyres of their tractors.

A major traffic jam occurred at the Gurugram-Delhi border due to the barricade’s put up by the Delhi police. Tribune photo/Chandan Sukh

A senior Delhi Police official said the forces have used tear gas shells to disperse a group of farmers who had reached the Singhu border point which connects Delhi with Haryana.

The officer said the forces are using tear gas to disperse protesting farmers, but at the same time they are also “informing them that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, any kind of rally and dharna is not allowed in the national capital.”

“The permission has been denied for any kind of dharna or protest in view of surge in COVID-19 infections in the city and whoever tries to enter Delhi the police is empowered to take legal action against such person,” said another police officer.

Security has been strengthened at the border and sand-laden trucks and water cannons have been stationed, the officer said, adding that barbed wire is also being used for fencing at the Singhu border to prevent the protesters from entering the national capital.

Punjab farmers, representing over 30 farm bodies, have announced they will go to Delhi through several routes—Lalru, Shambhu, Patiala-Pehowa, Patran-Khanauri, Moonak-Tohana, Ratia-Fatehabad and Talwandi-Sirsa. Tensions appeared to have been escalating at all the border points.

Farmers have assembled near the borders in tractor-trolleys laden with rations and essentials for their proposed Delhi march. Authorities in Haryana have imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in several parts of the state to prevent assembly of the protesters.

However, farmers’ bodies have announced that they will hold a dharna wherever they are stopped from moving towards the national capital.

Punjab farmers are demanding the repeal of the new farm laws, which, they said, should be replaced with another set of legislations framed after wider consultation with the stakeholders. They also want a guarantee on the minimum support prices (MSP).

AIKSCC and Sanyukt Kisan Morcha has sent a letter to the Commissioner of Police Delhi and requesting him to let farmers enter Delhi and protest peacefully in the capital.

Preparations of langar has been going on by special committees of BKU Ugrahan in Sangrur. Tribune photo.

Bhartiya Kisan Union (Haryana) leader Gurnam Singh welcomed farmers from Punjab to Haryana and urged them to maintain peace and not attack the police. He asked them to follow the lead of farmers from Haryana.

A 45-year-old farmer died while two others were injured when a truck hit their tractor-trolley near Mudhal village in Bhiwani en route the “Delhi Chalo” agitation.

Massive traffic chaos gripped the expressway in Gurugram on the second consecutive day owing to the heavy barricading of Delhi Gurugram-Sirahul border. A jam of about one hour threw traffic out of gear as vehicles stood lines up at borders were allowed entry only after thorough checks in view of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest of the farmer outfits.

Gururgam police had deployed 900 personnel on 13 borders connecting city to Delhi, Nuh, Rajasthan, Rewari, Sohna and Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway.

In all over 125 barricades have been put around borders which is leaving congestion with Sirhaul being the worst hit. The congestion not only left commuters to Delhi harried but also those headed to or back from Rajasthan.

What added to woes of the public is the suspension of metro services and public transport services to Delhi.

“There is traffic congestion but we are trying to maintain peace and keep city unaffected from the protest march. We had and are still appealing to people no to head to Delhi till urgent,” said CP KK Rao.

In Ambala, farmers removed the police barricades and threw them into the Ghaggar river passing beneath the bridge on which they are having a face-off with the Haryana police and RAF, who are equipped with riot-control gadgets.

Indiscriminate use of water cannons and tear gas shells failed to deter the protesters, who are renting the air slogans against the Centre and Haryana government while waving black and red flags.

In Jhajjar, Delhi police used tear gas shells and water cannon to stop the farmers at the Tikri border, adjacent to Bahadurgarh.

A march of Punjab farmers reached the Haryana-Punjab border at Shambhu. Braving water cannons and tear gas shells, thousands of protesters are adamant to break open the police barricades for gaining entry to Haryana for continuing their ‘Delhi Chalo’ movement.

Jhajjar: Farmers from Muktsar (Punjab) prepare food at the outer bypass in Bahadurgarh. Tribune photo

In Karnal, farmers from Punjab continued to march towards Delhi. They were marching on tractors and SUVs on the National Highway-44 and the Kaithal-Karnal roads. Police have erected fresh barricades near Karan Lake to stop the farmers. Farmers staged a dharna when Taraori police tried to stop them from moving ahead. However, after a brief faceoff, farmers were allowed to go ahead. The Taraori police were trying to divert them.

Karnal police have registered two FIRs -one against BKU president Gurnam Singh Charuni and another against unknown farmers of Punjab for breaking barricades in Karnal on Thursday.

BKU Ugrahan members have started preparations to start march for New Delhi from Khanauri border of Punjab-Haryana.

In Sangrur, preparations have started at the Khanauri border to start the march for New Delhi. BKU Ugraha members, in around 4,000 vehicles, will start the march in around two hours.

Farmers entered Haryana from Dabwali border. Tribune photo.

Farmers managed to enter Haryana by breaking the barricading at Dabwali border. 

Farmers today threw away triple-layered barricading and huge cement pillar stones deployed by Haryana police at the Dabwali border to stop them.

A 6-7 km long convoy of tractors and trucks entered Haryana through Dabwali town in Sirsa district as Haryana police personnel remained mute spectators and did not restrict the entry of farmers. Even though water cannons were deployed at the spot, seeing farmers in such a large number, police did not use it.

Apart from this, farmers in even private cars were also seen joining the protest and heading for Delhi Chalo protest from here. Many teachers have also joined the protest.

A youth with a stick also climbed atop a water cannon of the Haryana police and tried to damage it as well at Dabwali border.

A large number of youths in broke the barricades within a few minutes and entered the Sirsa district amid slogans of “BKU Ekta Ugrahan zindabad” and “Jo Bole So Nihal”. The youth were also seen wearing the t-shirts with a photo of Bhagat Singh.—With PTI

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Another batch of farmers manages to enter Haryana

“The voice of farmers cannot be muzzled indefinitely. Centre should immediately initiate talks with the Kisan Union leaders to defuse the tense situation at the Delhi borders.

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Chandigarh, Nov 27: Bracing tear gas and water cannons, another batch of a large number of protesting farmers from Punjab on Friday breached the massive blockades comprising huge boulders, barbed fence and mounds of earth on the Bathinda-Dabwali road to enter Haryana on their onward march to the national capital.

The farmers were led by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ekta-Ugrahan.

Simultaneously, hundreds of thousands of farmers belonging to the Kisan Sangharsh Committee started their journey from Jandiala in Amritsar district towards Delhi via Haryana.

A day earlier both groups had positioned themselves in their respective areas.

Riding more than 4,000 tractor-trailers and nearly 1,500 buses, besides cars and motorcycles, the farmers, comprising women and children, started marching towards Delhi after breaking barriers at Dabwali and Jind in Haryana.

An advance team of farmers, largely the youth, has been taking the lead of the rally, which is 10-15 km long, to clear the blockades erected by the police to make way for the protesters to move ahead without obstructions.

“We just managed to break a multi-layer police barricade on the border despite the use of water cannons by the Haryana Police,” protester Zile Singh said.

Earlier in the day, a large group of farmers from Punjab and Haryana continued their “Delhi Chalo” march from Panipat and almost reached the national capital. Marching through Haryana where they were joined by an equal number of local farmers.

Amid the protest, ‘langar’ preparations by special committees were underway to feed the scores of farmers.

Expressing solidarity, farmers have got thousands of litres of milk in the morning from Punjab and Haryana villages.

“We have enough ration with us to support the protesters in Delhi at least for two months,” said protester Rajinder Kaur.

A huge contingent of the police comprising the Rapid Action Force has been deployed at all entry points in Haryana, while residents of several towns located along the Punjab-Haryana border faced a harrowing time due to the heavy deployment of the security forces and snapping of the bus services in the past 24 hours.

The farmers affiliated to 33 organisations are part of the United Farmers Front, an all-India body of over 470 farmer unions that will participate in the indefinite protest in the national capital.

Farmers protesting against the farm laws have expressed apprehension that these laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporate entities.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has once again reiterated that voices of the protesting farmers “cannot be muzzled indefinitely” and the “Centre should initiate talks”.

“The voice of farmers cannot be muzzled indefinitely. Centre should immediately initiate talks with the Kisan Union leaders to defuse the tense situation at the Delhi borders.

“Why wait till December 3 when the situation is getting out of hand now?” a tweet by Chief Minister’s Media Advisor Raveen Thukral quoting Amarinder Singh said.

In a series of tweets, the Chief Minister said the Central government “needs to show statesmanship and accept the farmers’ demand for assured MSP (minimum support price), which is the basic right of every farmer”.

“If they can give verbal assurance, I fail to understand why they can’t make it a legal obligation of the Government of India.”

“Those claiming it is the Congress that’s instigating the farmers are blind not to see the lakhs of farmers trying to enter Delhi from across the country. It is a fight for their lives and livelihoods and they don’t need any backing or provocation,” the Chief Minister added.

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