Denied permission to cross Delhi-Gurugram border, locals pelt stones
On Wednesday morning, locals of Salahpur Kheda, a rural area, threw stones at cops after they were denied permission to cross the Delhi-Gurugram border. The clash broke out around 9 am near Palam Vihar. Locals, including migrant workers, were stopped by the Haryana police. Upset with the curbs, they reacted, hurting several cops. The number of injuries was unknown at the time of press.
Reports said hundreds of locals wished to travel to Gurugram, considering businesses were opened in Haryana. But both the Gurugram administration and Delhi government had ordered to maintain the "status quo", implying that borders will remain shut for some time. This miffed those who wanted to get to their jobs, and they reacted violently. The situation was brought under control by police.
Gurugram Police PRO Subhash Bokan said more cops were deployed in the area after the incident. Residents on both sides of the border travel frequently for trade, etc. They have been demanding smooth passage in the border for quite some time. However, states are being careful about relaxations to minimize the spread of coronavirus, which has taken over 3,000 lives in India.
Yesterday, the Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) administration overturned an order which allowed movement of vehicles from Delhi. Revoking the Monday order of the Yogi Adityanath government, the administration said the "status quo" must be maintained. The suspension of travel in Delhi/NCR has caused immense trouble for residents, who were expecting more relaxations in lockdown 4.0. Lockdown 4.0 will end on May 31.