Farmers protesting in opposition to the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines have introduced a national ‘chakka jam’ at the moment, for which the Delhi Police have deployed extra measures, together with tightening safety and intensifying vigil on the metropolis’s border factors, to take care of any state of affairs rising out of the state of affairs. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella physique of the farmer unions protesting the three farm legal guidelines, on Friday mentioned there could be no ‘chakka jam’ in Delhi on Saturday, even because it asserted that peasants in different components of the nation will block nationwide and state highways for 3 hours however in a peaceable manner.
Nevertheless, police mentioned they’ve taken extra measures to take care of any state of affairs rising out of the ‘chakka jam’.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava additionally held a gathering with senior officers of the drive and reviewed the safety preparations on Friday. The police may also be monitoring content material on the social media to maintain a watch on these spreading rumours in opposition to the drive, officers mentioned.
After the violence on January 26 that had leftover 500 safety personnel injured and one protestor lifeless, Shrivastava had accused the protesting farmer union leaders of betrayal and breaching the settlement as 1000’s of peasants deviated from their pre-decided routes for the tractor parade. Tens of 1000’s of farmers atop tractors had damaged boundaries, clashed with police and entered town from numerous factors to put siege to the Crimson Fort on Republic Day.
“We’re monitoring content material on social media to ensure rumours should not unfold in opposition to the police. The protestors are tenting on the borders of Delhi. We’re in contact with the police drive of different states additionally,” a police official mentioned.
A senior police officer mentioned to stop any form of regulation and order state of affairs and disruption of regular life throughout the ‘chakka jam’, sufficient forces are being deployed throughout the outer-north district of Delhi Police.
“We’ve a really high-security association at Singhu border at current however for Saturday, we’re strengthening it on the border.”
“We’re deploying forces in any respect essential factors in the complete outer-north district of Delhi Police as a preventative measure to make sure that site visitors and regular life isn’t affected, and in addition to make sure that there is no such thing as a regulation and order state of affairs or unauthorized ‘chakka jam’ being performed by violating norms,” he mentioned.
One other senior police officer from east district of Delhi Police mentioned as a precautionary measure, iron nails studded on the roads have additionally been repositioned behind the barricades on the Ghazipur border, one other protest website.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Deepak Yadav mentioned, “In line with the protesting farmers, they won’t enter the nationwide capital, however nonetheless as a precautionary measure, now we have made sufficient safety preparations to take care of regulation and order. Enough police presence can be in place in any respect essential factors and junctions throughout the district.
“There can be an extra deployment of pickets in any respect the border factors. All autos can be checked totally on the entry and exit factors of pickets and borders. Extra buses have already been taken and additional barricades are being put up on the picket factors throughout town,” he mentioned.
Haryana Police steps up safety forward of ‘chakka jam’
In the meantime, the Haryana police have stepped up safety measures in view of the protesting farmer unions’ name for a national ‘chakka jam’ on Saturday. Senior cops have been requested to personally supervise safety and site visitors preparations at very important junctions and roads whereas district police chiefs have been directed to make sure deployment of sufficient personnel, in line with an official communication issued to them.
“In view of the January 26 incidents in Delhi, some anti-social parts and aggressive youth creating regulation and order issues, can’t be dominated out,” as per the communication dated February 4.
“It’s assessed that as a part of the protest programme on February 6, protesting farmers/unions might try highway blockades of essential nationwide highways, state highways and inside roads,” it mentioned, asking the police to make sure vital safety preparations are in place.
The police commissioners and district police chiefs have additionally been requested to make all-out efforts to liaise with native leaders of farmer organisations to make sure peaceable conduct of their proposed programme, it mentioned.
In the meantime, Haryana House and Well being Minister Anil Vij has appealed to the peasant leaders to name off the chakka jam.
Replying to a query on the problem in Gurugram on Thursday, Vij mentioned, “Greatest issues on the planet and even worldwide points are solved by dialogue”.
Vij mentioned the federal government is at all times prepared for talks and the protesting farmers should come ahead.
“The federal government is at all times prepared for talks and the prime minister has mentioned the doorways for talks are open. So, they need to come ahead,” he mentioned.
He additionally mentioned that in a democracy everybody has the appropriate to protest and maintain dharnas, “however whereas exercising that proper, one also needs to remember that they need to not violate the rights of others and customary folks shouldn’t be inconvenienced”.
“So, it’s my attraction to farmers leaders that they need to name off their chakka jam programme,” mentioned Vij.
1000’s of farmers have been protesting since late November at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, demanding a rollback of the three agri legal guidelines.
The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that these legal guidelines would pave the way in which for the dismantling of the minimal help worth (MSP) system, leaving them on the “mercy” of massive firms.
Nevertheless, the federal government has maintained that the brand new legal guidelines will deliver higher alternatives to farmers and assist introduce new applied sciences in agriculture.