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Delhi: 10-Day-Long Kisan Kranti Padyatra Concludes At Kisan Ghat

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| October 3 , 2018 , 12:43 IST

The ‘Kisan Kranti Padyatra’ that started on September 23 from Tikat Ghat in Haridwar ended at Kisan Ghat on Wednesday.

DCP East Pankaj Singh told the media, “The 10 day long march was concluded on Kisan Ghat in the national capital after the Delhi Police allowed the farmers to enter the national capital late on Tuesday. The farmers were given entry on the conditions that the protesters would go directly to Kisan Ghat.”

DCP Singh further said, “While a majority of the protesting crowd had already returned from the border, around five thousand farmers who were left were given entry into the national capital. By 6 am today, everyone left the city.”

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BSU) President Naresh Tikat said, “The Kisan Kranti Padyatra that started on Sept 23 had to end at Delhi's Kisan Ghat. Since Delhi police didn't allow us to enter we protested. Our aim was to finish the yatra which has been done. Now we'll go back to our village.”

Security personnel on Tuesday blocked the entry of more than 20,000 protesting farmers that were attempting to enter the national capital from the Delhi-UP border as a part of the 'Kisan Kranti Padyatra' rally launched by the farmers under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union.

The farmers were protesting against 'unfriendly' government policies for farmers and are demanding complete loan waiver, reduction in electricity tariff, and provision of pension to every farmer above the age of 60 years, among other demands.