Security has been intensified along the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders to stop farmers’ mega protest in Delhi tomorrow.
“As many as 1,000 to 1,500 Delhi Police personnel will be deployed in each of these border areas. However, the pattern of deployment and the number of personnel will change as per the situation in these areas,” police sources told NDTV.
Sources say police have also requested for central forces for these areas.
Elaborate arrangements have been made to seal the Punjab-Haryana borders in Ambala, Jind, and Fatehabad districts.The Haryana government has also ordered the suspension of mobile internet services and bulk SMS in seven districts – Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa – ahead of the farmers’ proposed march.
This comes even as the farmers are readying their tractor trolleys to participate in the march. In Rajpura, farmers took out a tractor march as part of their preparations to head towards Delhi.
More than 200 farmer unions are expected to begin the march on February 13 over several demands, including the enactment of a law to guarantee a minimum support price (MSP) for crops.
The farmers are also demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations, pensions for farmers and farm labourers, farm debt waiver, withdrawal of police cases and “justice” for victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
Large gatherings have been banned in all areas along the UP border within the ambit of the North-East district of Delhi.