IN PHOTOS: Tear gas shells fired at border points to disperse protesting farmers

The Haryana Police on Wednesday hurled tear gas shells to disperse farmers from Punjab at Shambhu and Khanauri border points as they tried to move towards the barricades stalling their protest march to Delhi. Pics/PTI

Updated On: 2024-02-21 04:28 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

Protesting farmers disperse after a tear gas firing during their 'Delhi Chalo' march near the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu Border. Pics/PTI

The farmers, demanding a legal guarantee on minimum support price (MSP) for their crops, had announced that they would resume their protest at 11 am Wednesday, after their fourth round of talks with the government failed to resolve the issue

As some of them tried to begin to move towards the multi-layered barricades at Shambhu, near Ambala in Haryana, police dispersed them with tear gas. After a lull, there was a similar incident again

A similar situation was witnessed in Khanauri on the Punjab-Haryana border when Haryana Police lobbed multiple rounds of tear gas to disperse farmers as they moved towards the barricades

Following the tear gas shelling, a chaotic situation was witnessed with farmers running for cover as the smoke enveloped the area near the Khanauri border

Many protesting farmers were seen wearing masks and protective glasses to protect themselves from the gas

Protesting farmers had rejected the BJP-led Centre's proposal for procuring pulses, maize and cotton at the MSP by government agencies for five years

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