Kisan Mahapanchayat: Security Beefed Up As Farmers Start Arriving In Delhi
New Delhi: It’s yesterday once more in Delhi. Reminiscent of the farmers’ protest of 2020-21, security has been beefed up at the Delhi borders, including Singhu and Ghazipur, ahead of the ‘mahapanchayat’ called by a farmers’ body.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has given a call for protest against unemployment at the Jantar Mantar today. Traffic movement is slow at the Noida-Delhi Chilla border as security is heightened at the border entry point to Delhi. Section 144 has been imposed in the national capital and police have not given permission for the protest. Farmers have begun arriving at Jantar Mantar to stage a protest amid heavy police and security presence. Traffic movement may be affected in many parts of Delhi as the police have put up barricades at border points, India Today reported.
Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Dependra Pathak was quoted as saying, “We have made adequate arrangements to ensure that the law and order is maintained and there is no loss of life and property.” According to the police, extra barricades have been put up at Jantar Mantar along with heavy police deployment.
Anyone trying to gain entry will be checked thoroughly to avoid any undue gathering which may give rise to any untoward situation, police said.
“The mahapanchayat is a one-day-long peaceful event where we will reiterate our demands, such as a legal guarantee on MSP and cancellation of the Electricity Amendment Bill 2022, among others,” said Abhimanyu Singh Kohar, SKM (non-political) member and organiser of the ‘mahapanchayat’ as per a PTI report.
Traffic movement is slow at the Noida-Delhi Chilla border as security is heightened at the border entry point to Delhi, amid a call for protest by farmers over the issue of unemployment at Jantar Mantar pic.twitter.com/SHyq6J9aMT
— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2022