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Delhi Police Toughens Security in Midst of Farmers Protest

The Delhi Police department has toughened the security at the border areas in the wake of the Bharat Bandh brought by more than two dozen farmers groups on Friday.

Blockades have been placed in territories surrounding Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, and the vehicles entering Delhi are being thoroughly checked. The paramilitary forces and the Delhi Police have been sent at the Singhu border and Karnal street (Haryana) as a precautionary step.

A senior Delhi Police officer stated: Our teams are alert and vigilant at the border areas and the staff has been deployed at strategic locations in the wake of farmers protest.

The arrangement has additionally been made in Ghazipur, Seemapuri, New Ashok Nagar, Anand Vihar in East Delhi, and Kalindi Kunj in Southeast Delhi considering the ranchers’ dissent.

Aside from border regions, the Delhi Police additionally care for the conceivable snap protests in Delhi. The Delhi Police prior said that no demonstrations would be permitted in the national capital till September 30, referring to a previous order of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).

More than two dozen farmer groups have reported support for the ‘Bandh call’ on Friday to protests against the Farm Bills passed by Parliament in the midst of protests by 18 political groups. The 31 farmer groups in Punjab and Haryana are as of now are protesting.

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), All India Farmers Union (AIFU), All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) and All India Kisan Mahasangh (AIKM), and other politically-supported associations have asked farmers to hold rallies, barricades in different sections of the nation to protest against the three Farm bills which were passed by the government during the Parliament meeting that ended not long ago.

 

 

 

source: with input from ians