Haryana Police attacked the farmers with water cannons and tear gas shells at Shambhu border to prevent the farmers from advancing towards Delhi. The farmers removed and then threw police barricades into the Ghaggar. Heavy vehicles used as barricades were manually picked and placed aside by the farmers.
At the Haryana-Delhi border, Delhi Police used water cannons, tear gas shells and lathi charge continuously to stop the farmers. This resulted in injuries to many. One farmer was martyred. The union home ministry asked the farmers to hold the rally at Nirankari Bhawan, Burari but the farmers’ organisations refused the offer.
Farmer organisations’ leadership refused to discuss the amendments on anti-farmer agricultural laws and pressed their demand of rescinding the laws in entirety. A meeting with the government became likely within a few days. The farmers celebrated Guru Nanak Dev ji’s Gurpurab at the Singhu and Tikri border.
The fifth round of meetings between the Government and the farmers’ organisations was also inconclusive. The farmers raised “Yes or No” placards after getting ambiguous answers from the ministers. The next sitting was scheduled for 9th December. The farmers brought their own food on this day as well.
Protesting farmers bang utensils to oppose “Mann ki Baat”. No speeches given by Farm union leaders on the occasion of Sahibzaada Martyrdom day, also postponed their hunger strike. All programmes at the borders were dedicated to the remembrance of the young Sahibzaade on their Martyrdom day. A lawyer protesting at the Tikri Border died by suicide, left a suicide note naming prime minister Modi.