Some put the blame on the rain gods while others cried foul over the sturdy barriers put up by the administration as the usually vibrant and upbeat Singhu border witnessed a rare quiet and uneventful day on Thursday. The Delhi-Haryana highway, the epicentre of the ongoing farmers The streets, muddy and waterlogged due to the rain, were visibly less crowded. Queues for popular langars Even the usual presence of tractors on the roads, playing rustic farmer songs in full volume, was thin. We have been camping here for over two months now, it is natural to have some quiet days. This is a peaceful protest, why expect a spectacle? Another protestor, Navneet Dhillon from Punjab We shouldn The movement is only becoming bigger by every passing day, But not everyone agreed with Dhillon, especially the vendors in the vicinity, who claimed that presence of multiple barricades and living under such tight security has taken a toll on the protesting farmers. Aftab Alam, 31, who had to to shift his cart from the main road to the inner lanes of the protest site, said Their energy was infectious. But from the past some days, I have noticed a change in their attitude, I guess it is because of high-security and the restrictions imposed by the security forces, The drop in the number of security personnel, including the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and Rapid Action Force (RAF), was also evident at the site on Thursday. However, the latest addition to the security apparatus Another vendor, who sells socks at the protest site, complained about the loss in business that had sprung up after the protest started in November. Now it has come down to 15-20, Some also said the meteoric rise of Ghazipur in the popularity charts was the reason behind Singhu border going quiet and attracting less footfalls. What attracts eye-balls, ends up attracting footfalls as well. It proved true for Singhu earlier, now it Ghazipur came into the spotlight after BKU leader Rakesh Tikait It galvanised farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan to flock to the Delhi-UP border site.