Farmers put on Chakka jam today pan India, Delhi, UP & Uttarakhand spared
Protesting farmers against the three farm laws are putting Chakka jam today pan India.
The farmers have ensured that no protests would be carried out in the capital, but Delhi Police is taking all measures to tackle any untoward incident after the January 26 violence.
Security arrangements at Delhi borders have been tightened to ensure no protesters can enter the capital. Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Shrivastava had a meeting with senior police officials to review arrangements pertaining to law and order at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur borders. Borders have been multi-level barricaded using nails, cement blocks, barbed wires, and extra CRPF officials. The measures have been taken after Republic Day’s tractor rally turned violent and created mayhem in the Capital.
Ten metro stations have been closed in Delhi including Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Janpath and Central Secretariat metro stations, as announced by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Chinmoy Biswal, the Delhi Police PRO said, “We want to make sure people don’t spread rumors… We are taking preventive measures to ensure miscreants don’t enter Delhi. We are also in touch with police from other states.”
Nationwide Chakka Jam on Saturday was announced by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) that would block state and national highways from noon till 3 pm. Protesters have ensured of not holding chakka jam in Delhi and UP.
Manish Agrawal, JCP (Traffic) has said that over 1,000 personnel will be deployed at arterial roads and borders. “The traffic unit is working with local police at these points to prevent any sort of Chakka Jam. We will divert the traffic depending on the jam and movement,” he said.
Rakesh Tikait of BKU said ahead of Chakka Jam, “There will be a chakka jam in other states from 12 to 3 pm. In UP, we have called off the jam and will only submit a memorandum with our demands—repeal of the three laws, guarantee on MSP and payment of pending dues to sugarcane farmers.”