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    Delhi police are on high alert after farmer leaders were detained. Thousands of police officers are stationed at the boundaries of Delhi, Lutyens’ Delhi, and multiple barriers have been put up. This is in anticipation of the wrestlers’ march towards the new Parliament building on Sunday.

    The wrestlers have announced that they will host a women’s Maha Panchayat in front of the building, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend. Khap Panchayat leaders and farmers are expected to join the march, so police have set up barricades near ITO road, the Tikri border, and the Singhu border area.

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    The protesting wrestlers want the arrest of Brij Bhushan Singh, president of the Wrestling Federation of India, who they claim has harassed several female wrestlers. Meanwhile, farmers’ organisations from Punjab’s Ambala are being stopped from moving towards Delhi for the Mahila Mahapanchayat outside the new Parliament Building in New Delhi.

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    Gurnam Singh Charuni, leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, was among the farmers’ leaders detained in Kurukshetra, Haryana. Many female-dominated groups were stopped for the night at Gurudwara Manji Sahib on NH-44 when police presence increased significantly. Khap commanders from Rohtak, Bhiwani, Hisar, Jind, and other regions of the state were also apprehended. Leaders of the Binain Khap were taken into custody at Jind’s Narwana Railway Station.

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