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Ahead Of Farmers Protest, Delhi’s Tikri, Singhu, Ghazipur Borders Open, Traffic Jams Likely

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Jimmy Chiram assured the deployment of forces at the Delhi-Haryana border, closely monitoring the evolving situation amid the farmers' call for a protest. Although temporary removal of barriers at the Singhu and Tikri borders was implemented for commuters, a continuous presence of police and paramilitary personnel ensures round-the-clock vigilance.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Mar 6, 2024 13:34 IST
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Ahead Of Farmers Protest, Delhi’s Tikri, Singhu, Ghazipur Borders Open
Ahead Of Farmers Protest, Delhi’s Tikri, Singhu, Ghazipur Borders Open

Farmers Protest: Today, commuters in Delhi may face potential traffic disruptions due to the ongoing farmers’ protest, with a substantial jam reported at the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana. Delhi Police have heightened security measures at the Tikri, Singhu, and Ghazipur borders, as well as key transportation hubs like railway stations, metro stations, and bus stands. While borders remain open, thorough vehicle checks are in place, according to police officials.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Jimmy Chiram assured the deployment of forces at the Delhi-Haryana border, and they are closely monitoring the evolving situation amid the farmers’ call for a protest. Although temporary removal of barriers at the Singhu and Tikri borders was implemented for commuters, a continuous presence of police and paramilitary personnel ensures round-the-clock vigilance.

In anticipation of farmers arriving via public transport, additional police and paramilitary forces are stationed at railway and metro stations, along with bus stands. Section 144 is already enforced in Delhi, prohibiting gatherings or assemblies. Stringent security measures extend to ISBT Kashmere Gate, Anand Vihar, and Sarai Kale Khan.

“We will not allow any breach of the law,” asserted the officer overseeing security. The Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political), leading the farmers’ agitation, have issued a nationwide call for farmers to converge on Delhi. Farmer leaders Sarwan Singh Pandher and Jagjit Singh Dallewal have declared a four-hour ‘rail roko’ agitation on March 10, emphasizing their demands, including a legal guarantee for the minimum support price for crops. The leaders remain resolute in their struggle until these demands are met, underscoring that no farmer’s sacrifice will be in vain.

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Recent clashes at the Punjab-Haryana border resulted in the tragic death of a 21-year-old farmer and injuries to several others. Following the halt of their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march by security forces, protesting farmers have established camps at the Shambhu and Khanauri border points between Punjab and Haryana.

First published on: Mar 06, 2024 10:47 AM IST

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