Delhi Implements Section 144 Ahead of Farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ March

The farmers' associations, predominantly from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab, are organizing the march to demand legislation guaranteeing minimum support prices

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Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) have been enforced across Delhi in anticipation of the farmers’ planned ‘Delhi Chalo’ march on February 13, announced Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora on Monday. The measures aim to maintain law and order amidst concerns of large gatherings and potential disruptions.

Ahead of the march, the borders of Delhi have been fortified with concrete blocks and iron nails to prevent vehicles carrying protesters from entering the city. These security measures have led to disruptions in traffic movement in border areas, causing inconvenience to commuters.

The farmers’ associations, predominantly from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab, are organizing the march to demand legislation guaranteeing minimum support prices (MSP) for their produce. This demand was a key condition set by the farmers when they agreed to withdraw their agitation in 2021.

In accordance with advisories issued, traffic restrictions have been imposed for commercial vehicles at the Singhu border since Monday, with broader restrictions for all vehicles starting Tuesday.

Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora personally inspected the city’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday to oversee the security arrangements. Over 5,000 security personnel have been deployed, with additional measures such as cranes and earthmovers carrying large containers to block roads.

Multiple security barricades have been installed at the borders to prevent farmers from entering the national capital. Iron nails have been embedded on roads to puncture the tires of vehicles attempting to breach the barricades, according to officials.

As tensions escalate and security measures tighten, the Delhi Police remain vigilant to ensure public safety and prevent any potential disturbances during the farmers’ march.

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