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Farmers Set To Protest In Heart Of Delhi Today, Tight Security At Borders



Farmers will maintain a protest at Jantar Mantar immediately, demanding the scrapping of latest agricultural legal guidelines.

New Delhi:

Amid the continuing Monsoon Session of Parliament, farmers will maintain a protest at Jantar Mantar immediately, demanding the scrapping of latest agricultural legal guidelines.

Delhi Police on Wednesday permitted farmers to carry an indication at Jantar Mantar demanding the scrapping of agricultural legal guidelines.

Security has been tightened on the Singhu border the place farmers will collect immediately from completely different protest websites and head in direction of Jantar Mantar.

Farmers have been permitted to protest at Jantar Mantar with restricted numbers not exceeding 200 individuals for Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and 6 individuals for Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) from 11 am upto 5 pm every day.

The Delhi authorities has additionally granted permission to farmers to carry protest, topic to following all COVID-19 protocols.

In an announcement issued late on Wednesday, Delhi Police mentioned the farmers will probably be escorted by police to the designated protest web site at Jantar Mantar from the Singhu border in buses.

Only these farmers who’ve ID playing cards will probably be permitted on the protest web site and on the finish of the day round 5 pm, Police will escort the farmers on the buses as they return to the Singhu border.

Farmers have additionally been suggested to not take out any march in view of COVID-19 restrictions and so they have been requested to look at COVID-19 acceptable behaviour and social distancing.

“Delhi Police has put in place extensive arrangements to ensure that the protest programme remains peaceful,” in keeping with the assertion.

“After multiple rounds of negotiations with farmers bodies SKM and KMSC, and on being assured in writing that they would remain peaceful and with the approval of DDMA, the farmers have been permitted to protest at Jantar Mantar with limited numbers not exceeding 200 persons for SKM and six persons for KMSC from 11 am upto 5 pm daily,” the Delhi Police mentioned in its assertion.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), which is underneath the Delhi authorities has allowed farmers to stage the protest between 11 am to five pm from July 22 to August 9, topic to the participation of a most of 200 protesters per day, in keeping with ANI sources.

Farmer chief Darshan Pal Singh advised ANI: “A group of 200 farmers will go in four buses to hold ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Parliament Street where we will discuss the agrarian crisis the three farm laws and MSP. We have constituted a six-member steering committee which will include three members from Punjab.”

Security has been heightened within the nationwide capital with personnel deployed at Jantar Mantar. Delhi Police Special CP (Crime) Satish Golcha, Joint CP Jaspal Singh and CP Balaji Srivastava yesterday visited Jantar Mantar to overview safety preparations.

Apart from the principle freeway all routes resulting in Delhi have been put underneath surveillance and are being monitored around the clock. Police mentioned they aren’t taking any probabilities after what occurred on January 26 this yr and have made acceptable preparations.

Delhi had witnessed violent protests throughout a tractor parade on Republic Day as hundreds of agitators clashed with the police.

Farmers have been protesting on the completely different borders of the nationwide capital since November 26 final yr towards the three newly enacted farm legal guidelines: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

So far, a number of rounds of talks have been held between the Centre and farmer leaders to interrupt the impasse between the 2 events.

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