Members of pro-Khalistan groups demonstrated outside the Indian Embassy at Washington DC in the United States (US).

The activists of the Khalistani separatist groups were joined in by others during the course of the demonstration on Tuesday.

The demonstrations were held on the same day, protestors demanding repeal of the three new farm laws in India barged into the historic Red Fort and hoisted a Nishan Sahib flag.

The demonstrators criticised the Narendra Modi-led Central Government in India for the new farm laws, which were passed in the Parliament in December last year.

Holding saffron-coloured ‘Khalistani’ flags, the demonstrators chanted anti-India slogans.

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On Tuesday, violence broke out in New Delhi with farmers protesting against the new farm laws went on a rampage in the National Capital, causing damage to public property and risking scores of lives.

Hundreds of protestors also barged into the Red Fort and hoisted a Nishan Sahib flag, a religious flag of the Sikhs.

Over 300 policemen, including officers, sustained injuries during the clashes between the police and the rampaging protestors.

As many as 15 companies of paramilitary forces were deployed across the National Capital to contain the unprecedented violence.

The additional companies of paramilitary forces were deployed following a request by the Delhi Police Commissioner.

Mobile internet services were also suspended in several parts of Delhi for 12 hours as a precautionary measure to contain the violence.

Police had to resort to lathi-charge and tear gas shelling in many parts of the National Capital to contain the violence.

Meanwhile, the protesting farmers have blamed “anti-social elements” for the unprecedented violence.

A farmer, who was a part of the tractor rally also died after the speeding tractor he was on board overturned near the ITO junction in central Delhi.

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While, the police has claimed that the farmer died due to a mishap, a section of farmers have been claiming that the protestor was killed in police firing.

The incident took place when the protestors who took out the tractor rally made a detour from the agreed upon route for the tractor rally on Tuesday.

The ITO junction in Central Delhi was witness to ferocious clashes between the police and the protesting farmers.


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