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Updated on: Wednesday, August 04, 2021, 04:53 PM IST

183 people arrested by Delhi Police in connection with protests against farm laws: Centre

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Farmers gather at Singhu border during their sit-in protest against the Centres farm reform laws, in New Delhi. | PTI Photo

Farmers gather at Singhu border during their sit-in protest against the Centres farm reform laws, in New Delhi. | PTI Photo

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New Delhi: Altogether 183 people were arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the farmers' protests against three agricultural laws enacted last year, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said that according to the Delhi Police, provisions of sedition or any anti-terror law such as the UAPA have not been invoked in any of the cases registered against the protesting farmers.

Replying to a written question, he said, "183 people have been arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the farmers' protests since 2020 (upto July 20, 2021)."

Several farmers organisations have been protesting at Delhi's borders blocking vital roads since November last year protesting against the three contentious farm laws.

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Published on: Wednesday, August 04, 2021, 04:53 PM IST
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