Farmers to leave for Delhi today, borders sealed; Centre-farmers to hold talks

Samyukta Kisan Morcha leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal claimed more than 200 farmers' unions from across the country will participate in the 'Delhi Chalo' march.
Farmers to leave for Delhi today, borders sealed; Centre-farmers to hold talks
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Farmers will march to Delhi on February 13 to press the Centre to accept several demands, including enactment of a law to guarantee MSP for crops. Samyukta Kisan Morcha leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal claimed more than 200 farmers' unions from across the country will participate in the 'Delhi Chalo' march.

Ahead of the 'Delhi Chalo' march by farmer unions, authorities in Haryana and Delhi fortified their borders with neighboring states by putting up concrete blocks, road spike barriers, and barbed wires to prevent the entry of vehicles and deploying thousands of police personnel, besides imposing prohibitory orders.

HERE ARE TOP DEVELOPMENTS AHEAD OF FARMERS' MARCH TO DELHI

  • Farmers from neighboring states, including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab, are expected to enter Delhi on February 13 following their proposed 'Delhi Chalo March', demanding a law guaranteeing Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce.

  • In view of the farmers' 'Chalo Delhi' march scheduled for February 13, the Delhi Police on Sunday issued a traffic advisory, alerting commuters about restrictions on the movement of vehicles at three borders of the national capital.

Traffic restrictions/diversions will be imposed at Singhu Border today for commercial vehicles and from Tuesday for all types of vehicles, it said.

  • Three Union ministers - Junior Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda, Junior Home Minister Nityanand Rai, and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal - will be meeting the leaders of farmers' organisations today. The first round of meetings was held on Thursday.

The Centre has invited them for a meeting to discuss their demands on February 12, farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said on Saturday.

  • The Haryana government has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, banning the assembly of five or more people.

Authorities have also sealed the state's border with Punjab at many places in Ambala, Jind, and Fatehabad districts with concrete blocks, road spike barriers, and barbed wires to thwart a proposed march to Delhi by farmers on February 13.

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  • A senior Ambala police official stated that the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Stadium in Sector 10 of Ambala has been declared a temporary detention centre.

Source: India Today

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