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Farmers Begin Hunger Strike Against Agri Laws in Ghaziabad

Farmers gather at the Delhi-UP border near Ghaziabad to protest against Centre's new laws. (Reuters)

Farmers gather at the Delhi-UP border near Ghaziabad to protest against Centre's new laws. (Reuters)

Superintendent of Police (City-II) Gyanendra Singh said farmers were persuaded to lift the blockade after which the National Highway-9 was opened to traffic.

Farmer protesting against the Centre's agriculture laws on Monday started a hunger strike and briefly blocked the Delhi-Ghaziabad road. Superintendent of Police (City-II) Gyanendra Singh said farmers were persuaded to lift the blockade after which the National Highway-9 was opened to traffic.

On Monday, a group of 10 farmers initiated a hunger strike against the farm laws. They will be replaced by another group on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a blood donation camp was organised at the Delhi's Ghazipur border by protesting farmers. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait donated blood on the occasion.

first published:December 21, 2020, 23:06 IST