Farmers Protest: Security is reinforced near Jantar Mantar, at the Tikri border before “Kisan Sansad”

The Delhi Police had earlier refused to give the farmers permission to protest at the Jantar Mantar near the Parliament, however, kept certain conditions before the farmers.

New Delhi: Farmers protesting the three agricultural laws since November 2020 will demonstrate in Jantar Mantar from today. Security on Jantar Mantar Road has been beefed up by Delhi police as dozens of farmers are set to stage a protest.

The Delhi government has allowed farmers to hold a protest in Jantar Mantar. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has granted special permission to allow 200 farmers to demonstrate until August 9. A group of 200 farmers will travel to Jantar Mantar from the Singhu border in buses with a police escort and hold protests there from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Delhi police told PTI.

The Delhi government has also allowed farmers to hold protests, subject to compliance with all COVID protocols.

Farmer chief Darshan Pal Singh told ANI: “A group of 200 farmers will go in four buses to hold ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Parliament Street where we will discuss the land crisis, the three farm laws, and the MSP. We have established a six-member steering committee which will include three members from Punjab.

Delhi police, who previously refused to allow farmers to demonstrate at the Jantar Mantar near the Parliament building during the monsoon session, maintained certain conditions in front of the farmers.

According to an order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, who is also the chairman of DDMA, approved a staggering protest in Jantar Mantar.

“They would be transported by designated buses and six members of a separate group by a designated SUV on a given route under police escort subject to strict compliance with appropriate behaviors for Covid (wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, regular washing hand and use of disinfectant, etc.) and compliance with all other guidelines/instructions / SOPs issued from time to time by the Government of India and the NCT Delhi government regarding the COVID-19 pandemic “, indicates the order.

Farmer unions have also been warned not to hold a march due to Covid restrictions. Delhi police have extensive arrangements in place to ensure the protest program remains peaceful, he added.

While several rounds of talks have taken place between farmers and the government, they all ended in stalemate.

Farmers mainly from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have been camping at the Delhi borders since November last year, demanding that the Agricultural Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, Farmers’ Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Assurance, and the 2020 Agricultural Services Act and 2020 Essentials (Amendment) Act be rescinded and a new law be passed to ensure a minimum support price for crops.

“We will hold the Kisan Parliament from July 22 until the end of the monsoon session of the Parliament and 200 protesters will travel to Jantar Mantar each day. A speaker and a vice-president will be chosen each day. In the first few days, there will be a discussion on APMC law. Later, the other bills will also be discussed every other day, “the farmers’ leaders said on Tuesday.

Speaking on this today, Farmer Leader Prem Singh Bhangu at the Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border said, “Our next stop will be Uttar Pradesh, the heart of BJP. Our UP mission will begin on September 5. We will completely isolate the BJP. There is no alternative there but to repeal three agricultural laws. We are ready for talks. “

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