At Delhi border, fathers face sons at the barricades -Hemani Bhandari and Saurabh Trivedi
Many of the Delhi Police personnel deployed at the city borders where farmers are protesting the new agricultural laws are part-time farmers themselves or have fathers who work the fields
At the Singhu border protest site, a head constable looks over rows of steel barricades and barriers to lock eyes with his father on the other side. Both stand their ground.
The duo may be on opposite sides of the farm laws issue but once they return home at the end of the day, they coexist amicably, though lively debates do break out once in a while.
“My father is on the other side of the barricades. He comes for the protest sometimes. They are fighting for what they believe in and we are committed to our duty,” he said, adding that there are discussions at his house about the protest and he shares his viewpoint that the January 26 incident shouldn’t have happened.
Thousands of Delhi police personnel like the Head Constable are deployed at the three borders where farmers are protesting against three controversial agricultural laws, many of them are part-time farmers themselves or have fathers who work the fields.
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The Hindu, 16 February, 2021, https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/fathers-face-sons-at-the-barricades/article33846036.ece?homepage=true