Bengaluru, Nov 26: Former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Thursday asked the Centre to treat farmers with dignity and engage with them, as he expressed "extreme distress" over police confrontation with them.

Farmers from Punjab faced water cannons and broke police barriers at the state's border with Haryana as they pushed towards the national capital on Thursday in their 'Delhi Chalo' march against the Centres farm laws.

"I am extremely distressed seeing the images of confrontation with farmers near Delhi. I request the Union Government to treat farmers with dignity.

Please engage with them. Listen to them. Police force cannot solve the problem.#FarmersProtest," Gowda tweeted.

The farmers are demanding repeal of the new farm laws which deregulate the sale of agricultural produce.

They claim the laws will lead to the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system.

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Brisbane: Rain disrupted play in the last session on the fourth day of the final Test between India and Australia here on Monday.

This was after India dismissed Australia for 294 in their second innings. The visitors have been set a target of 328.

India were 4/0 in 1.5 overs when rain caused the halt.

Earlier, Steve Smith top-scored for Australia with a blistering 55, while opener David Warner hit 48 at the top. The series is currently tied at 1-1 and India will retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy if Australia fail to win the ongoing match.