New Delhi: In view of the ‘Bharat Bandh‘ call provided by the farmers, the security at the Delhi-Haryana’s Singhu Border was tightened on Tuesday with the deployment of additional forces of the Delhi Police, Rapid Action Force (RAF), and other security means.
A daytime briefing of the security personnel was done by one Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and one Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) rank officials.
The layers of blockading have been tightened and extended in order to keep up the law and order situation of the national capital area.
The traffic towards the Singhu border through the Karnal Bypass, up until this point, did not see any effect on the closure and stayed as usual.
The farmers are protesting against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.
The laws permit farmers to sell their produce at places aside from their designated APMC market.
They additionally aim at permitting contract farming under which they can go into supply agreements with private firms for remunerative and pre-decided costs.
In any case, the farmers believe that the new agricultural laws would make way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system (MSP), leaving them helpless before huge corporates.
On Monday morning, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrived at the Singhu border settled between the Capital and Haryana with individuals from his Cabinet.
Except for Environment Minister Gopal Rai, who is going through treatment for COVID-19, the entirety of Mr. Kejriwal’s Cabinet colleagues were part of the delegation.
In the previous week, the AAP government declared that it supported the call a national bandh called by agitating farmers on December 8.
As indicated by government sources, Mr. Kejriwal’s visit was apparently to check out the arrangements made by the Delhi government for agitating farmers at the protest location.
Chief Minister furthermore spoke to a couple of farmers and asked them whether the arrangements made for them were adequate.