Protesting farmers blocked the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway at Haryana’s Palwal toll plaza on Saturday to mark 100 days of the farmers’ protests. The tricolour was seen fluttering on tractors, along with loud protest songs and speeches.
Farmers blocked the Palwal toll plaza on the six-lane expressway by squatting on the road in the scorching heat. Security has been now heightened in the area.
Palwal toll plaza, almost 85 km from Delhi, marks the start of the 136-km expressway which ends at Kundli. Farmers will block the way from till evening.
The farmers’ agitation against the three agricultural laws, begun on November 26. In these 100 days, the farmers have braved harsh weather conditions, but remained firm on their demands.
Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at the Delhi border points — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur to demand a complete repeal of laws, enacted in September, last year.