10 Points: Thousands of Farmers' will march to Parliament today, know all facts

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 30: Farmers are on a 2-day protest in the national capital from all across the nation and are asking for debt relief, better MSP for crops, among other demands. Today they will target the Parliament street and Delhi is on a high alert with a large police force talking stock of the volatile situation. Here are the 10 important things you should know about this protest:1. More than 3,500 cops deployed in Delhi for farmers' march in view of thousands of farmers reaching Delhi as part of the two-day Kisan Mukti March.2. All the farmers assembled at the Ramlila Maidan in central Delhi and from there are march to Parliament Street the next day.3. Farmers are demanding a special three-week joint session of Parliament to discuss the agrarian crisis.4. As many as 850 police personnel, up to the rank of sub-inspectors, will be deployed in the Central district. They will be augmented by the presence of 12 police companies, including two of women, comprising 75-80 personnel each.5. 95 officers from the rank of inspectors up to additional deputy commissioners of police will also be on the ground to monitor the situation. 346 police personnel, up to the rank of sub-inspectors, will be deployed, while 600 personnel from other districts will also help them. Nine police companies, along with 71 officers, from the rank of inspectors up to additional DCPs, will also be present at the spot6. The march will be the second major farmers protest in the national Capital in two months. The last one was not very fatal, save some spordiac incidents in the last leg of the protest.7. On October 2, at least 20 people including police personnel were injured in a clash between protesters and security personnel at the Delhi-UP gate border on NH-24 when the Delhi police denied entry to thousands of farmers into the city.8. We will depute our men to handle the gathering. Additional force and traffic diversions will be put in place only if required. On Friday, the farmers are marching up to Parliament Street. The march will be monitored to avoid the possibility of any untoward happening.The police are ready to tackle any possible situation.9. Organised under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, an umbrella body of about 200 farmer organisations from across the country, the two-day march is being billed as a reminiscent of a similar protest march from Nashik to Mumbai by over 35,000 farmers from across Maharashtra in March this year.10. The farmers started entering Delhi after 5pm on Thursday from Anand Vihar, Nizamuddin, Brijwasan, Majnu Ka Tila and Kishangarh, to reach Ramlila Maidan. Police also keep a watch on these areas to manage a peaceful protest.

With Agencies