Video: People in large numbers gather at Delhi-Gurugram border; Haryana govt on Thursday sealed borders with Delhi in wake of increasing number of #Covid19 cases (ANI) pic.twitter.com/LZyhRdcQ08— TOI Delhi (@TOIDelhi) May 29, 2020
Hundreds of cyclists and motorcyclists were stopped at the Delhi-Gurugram border as they were not allowed to pass through the barricades without checking.
However, cars were allowed to pass through. And, this upset many people who started to protesting.
Discriminiation in the times of Corona..— Akshay Dongare (@akshaydongre4) May 29, 2020
Cyclists and workers walking in Gurugram being stopped at Delhi-Haryana border, while cars buses and motorcycles allowed. #MigrantWorkers#Delhi@anilvijminister@ArvindKejriwal pic.twitter.com/XIzhqyfDM2
Protesters questioned the police as to why they weren’t being allowed to pass through when other vehicles were crossing the border freely.
Long traffic snarls on both sides of Delhi-Gurugram border on NH-48 on Friday morning after the police strictly enforce traffic restrictions on cross-border movement @the_hindu @abaruah64 pic.twitter.com/BiZPwLGLRC— Ashok Berwal (@berwaltweets) May 29, 2020
Now Delhi-Gurugram border fully sealed @ndtvvideos pic.twitter.com/mWE42wOthE— Saurabh shukla (@Saurabh_Unmute) May 29, 2020
Talking about the spike in coronavirus cases in Haryana, Home Minister Anil Vij, on Thursday said:
The main reason behind the spike in cases is the entry of people from Delhi into areas of Haryana which share its border with Delhi.
He further added:
In the last one week, Faridabad reported 98 cases, Jhajjar reported six cases, Sonipat 27 and Gurugram 111 cases. Barring those categories for which relaxation has been granted by the high court and the Home Ministry, the inter-state border should be sealed.
Many Twitter users questioned the intention of the Haryana government.
@HMOIndia @PMOIndia @myogiadityanath @cmohry @mlkhattar @anilvijminister @dmgbnagar @DC_Gurugram @ArvindKejriwal Please treat Delhi/NCR as one & no sealing should be allowed ! If border sealing has to happen it shud be beyond NCR. Kindly rise above Party lines & work in cohesion.— Sanjay Kapur (@sanjay1193) May 29, 2020
Haryana border sealed again by the haryana government i don’t know why they are doing so, there are many people who are from delhi working either in gurugram or faridabad or some of them have residence in faidabad earlier also we have to face a lot of trouble.— Gaurav (@GAURAVA34573057) May 29, 2020
Don’t really understand the politics and regulation of the State of Haryana @cmohry on closing the border with Delhi. And then opening it after a few hours creating chaos and pain to the common man. Utter stupidity @DC_Gurugram @ArvindKejriwal @Suhelseth— Rajesh Sharma (@Rajesh35Sharma) May 29, 2020
Waiting for the day when Haryana govt will dig up the road at Delhi Gurugram border.— KULDEEP TANWAR (@KULDEEPTANWAR4) May 29, 2020
Ghar se nikalte hi, kuch dur chalte hi. Raste main hai uska ghar, par ja nahi paoge bhai. Border seal ho gayi hai. So random. Deal with corona in a better way #coronavirus #Gurugram #Delhi— Sankalp (@sankalp15) May 29, 2020
However, the Haryana government has assured that essential workers will be allowed to cross the border if they have e-passes.
Delhi has reported more than 15,000 cases while Haryana has reported more than 1,300 cases.