Earlier, the Delhi-Noida border witnessed massive traffic jams due to the farmers' protest.
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The Centre has written to the Government of Delhi to convert the Bawana Stadium in the National Capital as a temporary jail for the protesters detained during the farmers’ march on February 13.
A group of farmers' unions have planned a march on February 13. The protesting groups say they just want to raise their demands with the government. Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have called the protest which is likely to be joined by farm groups from other parts of the country. Barricades have come up at Delhi's borders. In some border areas, the police have put large nails on the roads to stop tractors.
Meanwhile, farmers are keen on making it to the capital. Reports say some protestors have equipped their tractors with machinery that can traverse through the nails-ridden roads. The General Secretary of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarvan Singh, has said the farmers will start their rally at the Beas River and spend the night at Fatehgarh Sahib. From there, they plan to march to Delhi on Tuesday.
Earlier, media reports said the Haryana government has also converted two large stadiums into temporary jails. Chaudhary Dalbir Singh Indoor Stadium in Sirsa and Guru Gobind Singh Stadium in Dabwali have been turned into makeshift jails for detained farmers.
Ahead of the protest on February 13, Delhi Police imposed section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code at the Uttar Pradesh borders on Sunday . The objective is to prevent any potential untoward incidents and ensure the maintenance of law and order.