Cement barricades, iron nails, heavy police deployment – that is how authorities in Haryana are making ready to dam farmers who’re planning to march to Delhi on Tuesday to press the Centre to just accept their numerous calls for. Route diversions and a seven-tier safety cordon are additionally part of the flowery preparations.
A video that’s being extensively shared on social media reveals a person drilling iron nails into the highway.
All of the borders of Haryana with Punjab have been sealed with big cement barricades and barbed wires. Part 144 has been imposed in lots of districts of Haryana and CRPF and different safety businesses have additionally been deployed together with the police pressure.
The preparations function a deja vu second – one other huge farmers’ march in 2020.
In 2020, a lot of farmers from Punjab and close by areas of Ambala gathered on the Shambhu border and broke police limitations to march in direction of Delhi. The farmers held a year-long protest on Delhi’s border factors in opposition to the three now-repealed farm legal guidelines.
Earlier within the day, the Haryana-Punjab border at Shambhu was closed for vehicular motion in direction of Ambala and Delhi. It even led to an enormous visitors jam inconveniencing commuters travelling in direction of Ambala.
The Ghaggar river mattress has additionally been dug as much as stop farmers from reaching the freeway by means of tractors, stated officers.
The Haryana authorities has additionally ordered the suspension of cell web companies and bulk SMS in seven districts – Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa – forward of the farmers’ proposed march.
This comes even because the farmers are readying their tractor trolleys to take part within the march. In Rajpura, farmers took out a tractor march as a part of their preparations to go in direction of Delhi.
Greater than 200 farmer unions are anticipated to start the march on February 13 over a number of calls for, together with the enactment of a regulation to ensure a minimal help worth (MSP) for crops.
A 3-member crew of Union ministers on Thursday held an in depth dialogue with the leaders of farmer organisations.
The farmer leaders had stated the Central ministers assured them that they’d maintain a second spherical of the assembly quickly however they’d additionally said that their proposed ‘Delhi Chalo’ march stands. The ministers, in the meantime, have invited the farm union leaders for a gathering a day earlier than the march – on March 12 – in Chandigarh
The farmers are additionally demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Fee’s suggestions, pensions for farmers and farm labourers, farm debt waiver, withdrawal of police circumstances and “justice” for victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.