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Delhi: farmer leader rakesh tikait has been detained by police on way to jantar mantar protest

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has been detained by Delhi Police. Farmer leader Tikait was detained by the police on Sunday while going to participate in the protest at Jantar Mantar against unemployment. Tikait, the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) and the prominent face of the United Kisan Morcha (SKM), has also tweeted.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who was going to take part in the protest against unemployment in the country, was taken into custody by the police on the Ghazipur border before entering Delhi on Sunday. Tikait, the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) and the prominent face of the United Kisan Morcha (SKM), has also tweeted. In this, he said that the Delhi Police, working at the behest of the government, cannot suppress the voice of the farmers. This arrest will bring a new revolution. This struggle will continue till the last breath. Will not stop, will not get tired, will not give up.

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A Delhi Police official said that Tikait was stopped in Ghazipur when he was going to Jantar Mantar. He said- After this he was taken into custody and taken to Madhu Vihar police station, where the police spoke to him and requested him to return.

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At the same time, Gopal Rai, a minister in the Delhi government and leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), condemned Tikait’s detention. Rai tweeted- ‘Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait was going for employment movement, but he was stopped by the police at the border itself. This is very condemnable.

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Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer Delhi) Sameer Sharma said that SKM and other farmer organizations are organizing a ‘Mahapanchayat’ at Jantar Mantar on Monday. In such a situation, the police is on alert mode. Adequate deployment of local police and outside force is being made along the Tikri border, major intersections, railway tracks and metro stations to avoid any untoward incident. Apart from this, arrangements are already being made to maintain full proof law and order.

Earlier, Tikait staged a sit-in in Lakhimpur for 75 hours on the call of United Kisan Morcha. Here he demonstrated for the 8-point demands. Tikait said among the farmers that this movement will continue like this.

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