Farmers Protest Updates: Tight security in Delhi before farmers’ march, Haryana-Punjab border sealed; Piyush Goyal met farmer leaders in Chandigarh


Farmers Protest Updates: Tight security in Delhi before farmers’ march, Haryana-Punjab border sealed;  Piyush Goyal met farmer leaders in Chandigarh

Farmers Protest Updates: Farmers from other states including Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have prepared to march to Delhi for their demands including guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP). Samyukta Kisan Morcha, Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and many other farmer unions and associations have announced Delhi Chalo March for demonstration in front of Parliament House on Tuesday (February 13). To ensure that this movement does not become as violent as it was in 2020, precautionary measures like sealing the borders and creating security have been taken in other states including Delhi Police. On the other hand, Union Minister Piyush Goyal held a meeting with farmer leaders in Chandigarh on Monday evening.

Piyush Goyal’s meeting with farmers in Chandigarh
After the announcement of farmers’ march to Delhi, Modi government has entrusted three Union Ministers including Piyush Goyal and Arjun Munda with the responsibility of finding a solution through talks with farmers’ organizations. A meeting of Union Ministers is being held in Chandigarh on Monday evening. Punjab Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Singh reached Dhaliwal. But Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann did not attend this meeting. He has gone to Ayodhya with Arvind Kejriwal to visit Ram temple.

Why did the farmers go on protest again?
Farmers from other states of North India including Haryana and Punjab are protesting with their many demands. The demands of the farmers include making a law for Minimum Support Price (MSP), implementing the recommendations of the Kisan Swaminathan Commission and waiving off agricultural loans. Apart from this, the demand for providing justice to the farmers who were victims of Lakhimpur Kheri violence is included.

Many borders of Delhi sealed, people facing problems in movement
Due to the farmers’ movement in Delhi-NCR, the Singhu border of the capital Delhi has been sealed. Police forces are also deployed at Ghazipur Tikri and Sindhu border. Here the road has been blocked by laying barbed wire and nails. Delhi Police has also installed CCTV and loudspeakers for monitoring.

Section 144 imposed in Delhi and Jhajjar
Police-administration is alert after the input that a 2020-like farmer movement will be formed regarding the farmers’ march to Delhi. Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora has banned the agitators from blocking roads, taking out processions and public meetings. If this order is violated, a case will be registered under IPC 188. Along with this, Section 144 is in force in Delhi and Jhajjar from Sunday.
Police fear that farmers may enter Delhi from the borders of neighboring states. This could create an atmosphere of social unrest and violence in the capital. In this sequence, tractor rallies of farmers have also been banned in New Delhi.

What is the situation in Haryana?
– There is a police alert to stop the farmers of Haryana at the border. Internet service was stopped for three days in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa from Sunday morning. 8 layer walls have been prepared on other borders including Gurugram. Police and central security forces contingents have been deployed on the main routes from Haryana and Punjab to Delhi.
Gurugram Police is on alert to stop the farmers. Iron barricades were installed on the Sirhaul border. On the other hand, with the help of cranes, cement barricades have been removed and iron barricades have been installed.

Congress said- a conspiracy is being hatched against the farmers
On the other hand, political rhetoric regarding the farmers’ movement is also continuing. Congress spokesperson Supriya Srinet took the Modi government to task. He said that the government, which claims to be friendly to the farmers, has laid spikes on the roads to stop the farmers. The government has only hatched a conspiracy against the farmers. Aam Aadmi Party is also giving statements in support of farmers. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has opposed the laying of barbed wire on the border.

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