Officials in Ghaziabad ask farmers to vacate protest site by tonight

This comes after the protests came to an end at Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh earlier in the day. The farmers who were protesting at the site alleged use of force by police, reported news agency PTI.

The Centre has repeatedly asserted that these laws will remain and have offered to make amendments into the law.(PTI)

The officials of Ghaziabad district administration in Uttar Pradesh asked farmers to end their over two-month-long agitation at UP Gate. The authorities gave them time till tonight to vacate the protest site.

This comes after the protests came to an end at Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh earlier in the day. The farmers who were protesting at the site alleged use of force by police, reported news agency PTI. However, the police claimed that the matter was resolved through deliberations and the protesting farmers were sent home on Wednesday night. The protest was launched on the national highway at Badaut on December 19 last year.

The agitation by farmers derailed after many protesters carried out violence in the national capital and barged inside the Red Fort during the tractor rally on January 26. They also hoisted their own flag at the ramparts of the monument.The protesters also vandalised public and private property while some clashed with police. Nearly 400 police personnel were injured during the violence while one farmer was killed.

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