Farmers have called for a mega protest march on Tuesday. Earlier, the government has intensified security at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders in the National Capital Region. Earlier this month, Samyukta Kisan Morcha leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal had claimed that more than 200 farmer unions from across the country would participate in the “Delhi Chalo” march. Farmers preparing for the Delhi march on February 13 are demanding that the central government enact a law guaranteeing minimum support price (MSP) for crops. Security arrangements have been increased in Delhi regarding the farmers’ march. Till March, Section 144 has been imposed in Delhi, barricading has been done at many places. The whole of Delhi has been transformed into an impenetrable fort.
What restrictions have been imposed?
– Delhi Police has issued an order banning large gatherings on all borders between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
– Entry of tractors, trolleys, buses, trucks and commercial vehicles from Uttar Pradesh into the national capital has been banned.
– No protestor is allowed to carry weapons including firearms, swords, tridents, spears and rods.
Haryana government has banned mobile internet services in seven districts including Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa and sending multiple messages simultaneously is prohibited.
– In several districts, the Haryana government has also suspended all dongle services provided on mobile networks except voice calls.
Is there no restriction?
According to the traffic advisory issued by Delhi Police, “Traffic going from Delhi to Ghaziabad via Ghazipur border can exit Maharajpur via Pushta Road opposite Akshardham Temple or Patparganj Road/Mother Dairy Road or Chaudhary Charan Singh Marg ISBT Anand Vihar Or from Apsara Border in UP Ghaziabad.”
Authorities will implement diversion around the Singhu border for people going from Delhi to Haryana.
While movement of heavy/commercial vehicles/trucks going towards Bahadurgarh and Rohtak is permitted, they are advised to use Najafgarh Nangloi Road from Nangloi Chowk to enter Haryana through Najafgarh Jharoda border.
Police sources said that more than one thousand Delhi Police personnel have been deployed on the border. Authorities have put up security barricades at the borders to prevent farmers from entering the national capital.
Spikes have been placed on the roads to prevent protesting farmers from entering the city in vehicles.
1,000 to 1,500 Delhi Police personnel will be deployed in each border area. However, the deployment pattern and number of personnel will change as per the situation in these areas.
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