Farmers march to take place in Delhi on 12 February. (Photo Credit: X)
In anticipation of the large-scale farmers' protest scheduled for Tuesday, the government has bolstered security measures along the Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri borders in the national capital region.
Earlier in the month, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, a leader of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, asserted that more than 200 farmers' unions from various parts of the country would join the "Delhi Chalo" march.
With preparations underway for the Delhi march on February 13, farmers are advocating for the enactment of a law by the central government to ensure a minimum support price (MSP) for crops.
贬别谤别’蝉 what is not allowed-
The Delhi police have implemented a directive to prohibit large gatherings at all entry points between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. It is prohibited for any protester to possess arms, including firearms, swords, trishuls, spears, and rods. The entry of tractors, trolleys, buses, trucks, and commercial vehicles from Uttar Pradesh into the National Capital is now restricted.
The Haryana government has mandated the suspension of mobile internet services and bulk SMS in seven districts, namely Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, and Sirsa.
Moreover, in various districts, all dongle services provided on mobile networks have been suspended by the Haryana government, except voice calls.
What is allowed?
According to the traffic advisory released by the Delhi police, travelers heading from Delhi to Ghaziabad via the Gazipur border have alternative routes available. They can opt for Pushta Road in front of Akshardham temple, Patparganj Road/Mother Dairy Road, or Chaudhary Charon Singh Marg ISBT Anand Vihar, and then exit through Maharajpur or Apsara border in Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad.
Diversions will be enforced around the Singhu Border for individuals traveling from Delhi to Haryana.
While heavy/commercial vehicles/trucks heading towards Bahadurgarh and Rohtak are permitted to move, they are recommended to utilize Najafgarh Nangloi Road from Nangloi Chowk to access Haryana via Najafgarh Jharoda Border.
During a discussion with NDTV, police sources disclosed that over a thousand Delhi Police officers have been stationed at the borders. Security barricades have been set up by officials at these borders to prevent farmers from entering the national capital.
Furthermore, an official disclosed that nails have been placed on roads to deter protesting farmers from entering the city using vehicles.
“As many as 1,000 to 1,500 Delhi Police personnel will be deployed in each of these border areas. However, the pattern of deployment and the number of personnel will change as per the situation in these areas,” the police sources stated as quoted by NDTV.