Mumbai: Officials said Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Tuesday informed Home Minister Amit Shah about the situation in Delhi, in which farmers’ tractor rally against agricultural laws turned violent.
After the meeting, a large number of farmers broke up police barricades with their tractors and entered areas of central Delhi including the Red Fort and ITO.
An official said that the Home Secretary met the Home Minister and apprised him of the current situation in the national capital and the steps being taken by the Delhi Police to maintain peace.
Some other officials were also present in the meeting.
The Union Home Ministry has already ordered the temporary suspension of the internet in some parts of Delhi..
Building sticks and clubs and holding the tricolour and Union flags, thousands of farmers stopped the tractors, clashed with police and entered the city from various places and laid siege to the Red Fort and hoisted the flag on Republic Day.
Farmers, mostly in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at several Delhi border points, including Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur, since 28 November, to completely repeal the three agricultural laws and the minimum support price for them For, but a legal guarantee has been sought.