The ‘Delhi Chalo’ march was called by the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) in an attempt to pressure the Centre into granting a number of requests.
A large ‘Delhi Chalo’ march including over 200 farmers’ unions has been declared by the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political). The march is slated for February 13. The goal is to put more pressure on the national government to acquiesce to demands, such as passing legislation securing a minimum support price (MSP) for crops. Significant administrative and security actions have been triggered by this mobilisation, including the implementation of Section 144 in Panchkula and the suspension of bulk SMS and mobile internet services in a number of Haryanan districts.
Here are the most recent tidings regarding the impending farmers’ protest:
1. According to Panchkula DCP Sumer Singh Pratap, authorities have cited Section 144, which forbids processions, protests, and the carrying of firearms in Panchkula.
2. In anticipation of the scheduled ‘Delhi Chalo’ march, extensive plans are in place to seal the Punjab-Haryana borders in the districts of Ambala, Jind, and Fatehabad.
3. Due to anticipated interruptions, the Haryana Police has released a traffic advisory advising commuters to minimize their use of major roadways on February 13. To lessen possible traffic congestion, alternate routes have been recommended for commuters traveling between Chandigarh and Delhi.
4. In order to keep the public order and stop the dissemination of false information, mobile internet services and bulk SMS have been halted in seven districts of Haryana.
5. Senior police officers have inspected border crossings to evaluate security measures, including the DGP of Haryana and the SP of Ambala.
6. At the Shambhu border, concrete barriers and road restrictions have been erected, and the Ghaggar riverbed has been excavated to obstruct traffic.
7. Heavy traffic jams and delays in daily commutes are expected, especially for those traveling through the Shambhu border to reach Ambala.
8. Despite attempts by the authorities to dissuade them, farmers are preparing for the march by gathering necessary supplies and preparing their tractor trolleys.
9. The scheduled ‘Delhi Chalo’ march is still going forward, despite recent meetings between Union ministers and farmer leaders. This shows how persistent farmers’ demands are for the MSP guarantee and other concessions.
10. Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said on Saturday that Piyush Goyal, Arjun Munda, and Nityanand Rai, three Union ministers, will visit Chandigarh on February 12 for negotiations.
Farmers’ Delhi march, Section 144 in Panchkula…