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‘Be prepared for the jam’, police statement amid farmers’ march; Security increased – India TV Hindi

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The farmers started their march on 13 February.

New Delhi: Due to farmers’ protests, people may have to face traffic jams on Wednesday. According to reports, heavy traffic jam has started since morning due to the gathering of farmers at the Singhu border of Delhi-Haryana. Delhi Police has said that strict vigil will be maintained at Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders as well as railways, metro stations and bus stands. An official said, ‘We have increased security on all three borders. Although we have not closed any border or route, vehicles will be checked.

‘Will ensure strict monitoring round the clock’

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer Delhi) Jimmy Chiram said that the force is already deployed on the Delhi-Haryana border. He said, ‘We are keeping an eye on the situation in view of the farmers’ call.’ Another official said, ‘We have removed the temporary blockades imposed for vehicular movement at Singhu and Tikri borders. However, police and paramilitary forces are still deployed and will ensure strict surveillance round the clock. Additional police and paramilitary forces have been deployed at railways, metro stations and bus stands as farmers are also expected to arrive by public transport like trains and buses.

‘Section 144 is already in force in Delhi’

The officer said, ‘Section 144 is already in force in Delhi. We will not allow any gathering or program anywhere here. He said that security has been increased at ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan. “No one will be allowed to violate the law,” the officer said. Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and United Kisan Morcha (Non-Political), two major organizations leading the farmers’ movement, on Sunday had called on farmers from across the country to reach Delhi on Wednesday. This call was given by farmer leaders Sarwan Singh Pandher and Jagjit Singh Dallewal.

Farmers’ march started on 13 February

The two leaders have also called for a 4-hour nationwide ‘Rail Roko’ agitation on March 10 in support of their multiple demands, including legal guarantee of MSP for crops. The leaders said that no farmer’s sacrifice will go in vain and their struggle will continue until their demands are met. Last month, a farmer was killed in a clash between security personnel and farmers in Khanauri on the Punjab-Haryana border. Protesting farmers are sitting at the Shambhu and Khanauri border between Punjab and Haryana after the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march was stopped by security forces. The farmers had started their march on February 13 but were stopped by security forces, leading to clashes. (Language)

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