Delhi Chalo March: Security arrangements have been beefed up in many districts of Haryana in view of the call given by the United Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha for ‘Delhi Chalo’ march on February 13. More than 200 farmer unions are likely to participate in this march. The protest is aimed at increasing pressure on the Modi government at the Center to meet various demands, including enacting a law guaranteeing the Minimum Support Price (MSP). Know 10 important facts about this march:
Section 144 imposed in Panchkula
Panchkula DCP Sumer Singh Pratap said that Section 144 has been imposed in Panchkula, under which processions, demonstrations and carrying of weapons have been banned.
Elaborate arrangements are being made to seal the Punjab-Haryana border in Ambala, Jind and Fatehabad districts ahead of the planned ‘Delhi Chalo’ march.
Traffic advisory issued
Haryana Police has issued a traffic advisory, urging commuters to limit travel on main roads on February 13 due to possible disruptions. Alternative routes have been suggested to ease the potentially heavy traffic between Delhi and Chandigarh.
Internet services suspended
To maintain public order and prevent spread of misinformation, the administration has suspended mobile internet services and bulk SMS in seven districts of Haryana.
Many senior police officers including Haryana DGP and Ambala SP inspected the border and took stock of the security arrangements.
Concrete barricades and road closures
Concrete barricades have been erected at the Shambhu border and the road has been closed, while the bed of the Ghaggar river has been dug up to hinder movement.
Traffic disruption expected
Commuters heading towards Ambala via Shambhu border may face massive traffic jams.
Despite prevention efforts, farmers are ready
Despite attempts by the government to stop them, farmers are busy preparing for the march. Farmers are preparing tractor trolleys with stocks of essential supplies.
Firm on demands
Despite the recent meetings of Union Ministers and farmer leaders, the farmers have organized the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march, which shows their steadfastness.
Upcoming ministerial talks
Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher announced that Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Arjun Munda and Nityanand Rai are scheduled to reach Chandigarh on February 12 for talks.