'Another meeting with Central Govt.,Tear gas with drones'; What went down on Day 2 of Farmers Protest 2.0?

Here is what went down at the Shambhu border on the second day of Farmers’ protest 2.0

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Today (14 February) is the second day of the farmers of Punjab march to Delhi. Efforts are being made by the farmers to enter Haryana through Shambhu and Khanauri border. There is a traffic jam on the Delhi border. Coordinator of Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, Sarwan Singh Pandher said that they will reach Delhi under any circumstances.


At the same time, the internet ban in 7 districts of Haryana has been extended till 12 midnight on 15th February. This restriction will remain in force in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, Sirsa.


On February 13, farmers had marched from Punjab to Haryana. At around 12 noon, the farmers reached Shambhu, Khanauri and Dabwali borders of Punjab-Haryana together. As soon as the farmers reached Shambhu border, Haryana Police fired tear gas shells. The police also fired rubber bullets. In the clash with the farmers, 5 policemen including the DSP of Ambala Police and many farmers were also injured.


Farmers' meeting with the central government at 6 pm

Farmer leaders will meet top officials of the Punjab government at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh today at 6 pm. The Punjab government is holding a meeting with the Center through video conferencing.


Farmers trap Haryana Police's drone with kites

Farmers trapped the drone that had come to throw tear gas shells on the Shambhu border of Punjab-Haryana with kites. The drones kept struggling with them for a long time and later had to be pulled back.


Clash with Para Military forces:

There was a clash between farmers and paramilitary forces at Khanauri border. The farmers reportedly snatched the helmets and sticks of the soldiers. Farmers say that they had gone to drink water which the forces mistook to them trying to attack them. 50-60 soldiers ran after them with sticks. Later the number increased and surrounded them. After this the farmers took charge and snatched the poles.