Roadblocks placed by the Delhi Police at the growers’ kick at Delhi’s Tikri border were being moved on Thursday, vids showed, amid a Supreme Court hail that has stressed how business in the area had been stopped by authorities and not the demonstrators.
The police had placed elaborate fences on the roads, complete with giant nails and huge concrete blocks, when growers gathered on colorful border crossing points around the capital last November to protest three agrarian laws cleared by the central government.
Sympathizers of the government had targeted the growers for the kick, saying it was incommoding thousands of commuters. Last week, the Supreme Court said growers have the right to agitate but they can not block roads indefinitely. The growers, still, have told the court that it was the police who had put up the fences.
On Tuesday, elderly officers from Haryana, including Fresh Chief Secretary (Home) Rajeev Arora and police chief PK Agrawal, visited the border along with a delegation of growers and also plant that the border had been sealed by the Delhi Police.
A meeting called between authorities from Haryana and the Delhi Police, which reports to the central government-both controlled by the BJP- eventually redounded in an agreement which has now led to the fences being cleared by earthmovers and bulldozers.