On Tuesday afternoon, a group of protesters broke the barricade and entered the Red Fort. Later, they flew the flag of Nishan Sahib, a farmers’ organization.It is learned that the flag of the farmers’ organization was flown at the place where the national flag was hoisted at the Red Fort on Independence Day. Allegedly, the flag of the farmers’ organization was hoisted higher than the national flag on this day. Which is an insult to the national flag. Later, however, the police lowered the flag. The incident has caused a stir on Republic Day.
Leaders of the separatist group had earlier threatened to fly the Khalistani flag instead of the national flag at the Red Fort. As a result, the Delhi Police was alerted earlier. Yet the last defense was not. Although not Khalistani, the flag of the farmers’ organization flew in the red fort. A section of the society has been vocal in condemning this incident. Some have also referred to this incident as ‘Intelligence Failure’.
On the morning of the Republic Day, the farmers took out the tractor valley from the border of Singhu and Gazipur. Since then, the protesters have clashed with the police. Somewhere tear gas was fired, then somewhere the police used sticks again. In return, the peasants also attacked with sticks. They were even seen carrying swords. Meanwhile, the farmers broke all the barricades and changed their route and entered Delhi. In front of the ITO in Delhi, there was another skirmish with the police. Allegedly, the farmers drove the tractor over the police. Later, the farmers broke the barricade and entered the red fort.
Then some farmers flew the flag of their organization in Lalkella. This has created a heated debate. There are allegations that separatists are provoking the movement. At their instigation, the flag of the peasant organization was hoisted higher than the national flag. The tricolor was insulted. Another section alleges that the incident was carried out to discredit the movement. However, farmer leader Rakesh Tirkit is desperate to get rid of this responsibility. “Those who have tried to create chaos are not farmers. They are members of political parties. This has been done to discredit the protesters,” he said.