Indian farmers have suspended a planned march on the New Delhi parliament buildings after earlier protests ended in violence.
One person was killed and hundreds injured last week after farmers flooded the city to highlight their anger over agriculture reforms being forced through by the government.
Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped outside New Delhi for months demanding the withdrawal of the farm laws.
They had planned to march on parliament buildings on Monday of this week, when the budget was to be announced, but have now withdrawn the threat in the aftermath of the violence.
Last week’s protest of tractors, which coincided with India’s Republic Day celebrations, was meant to draw attention to the new laws which farmers claim will benefit big private buyers at the expense of growers.
However, some of those taking part broke away from the main protest and rammed their way through barricades.
Some stormed into the historic Red Fort complex, with police using batons and tear gas in a bid to drive them back.
Union leaders, who condemned the violence, immediately called off the parliament protest planned for Monday, though still went ahead with rallies and a hunger strike at the weekend.
Organiser Balbir Rajewal said: “Our march to parliament has been postponed, but our movement will go on.”
Police say almost 400 officers were injured attempting to contain the violence and accused some of the farmers’ leaders of taking part.
The number of injuries on the farmers’ side isn’t known. The man who died was killed when his tractor overturned during the clashes.
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