January 26th – January 26 is Republic of India Day. In previous years, the “Republic Day” military parade was held in the Indian capital. However, in addition to the traditional military parade this year, there is a tractor parade attended by farmers in many places.
The homepage of the Indian Express on the 26th, entitled “There are two marches in Delhi today”, reported that the 26th is India’s 72nd “Republic Day”. However, this year’s celebrations are different than before, due to factors like the coronavirus pandemic.
It is reported that the number of live visitors to this year’s military parade has decreased from 125,000 in 2020 to 25,000.
In addition, the motorcycle team’s anti-gravity stunts were cancelled, and the parade time was shortened.
In addition to the military parade, the Indian media also paid attention to a special farmer tractor parade this year.
ANI News Network pointed out that a large number of Indian farmers gathered and joined the march by driving tractors and walking to oppose the three relevant agricultural reform bills introduced by the government. During the march, clashes between farmers and the police also occurred from time to time.
After some farmers broke through the roadblock set by the police, the police immediately fired tear gas in return. Some protesters also climbed onto the police water cannon vehicles.