The United Kisan Morcha, a body of over 40 agricultural unions spearheading the farmers’ agitation, had earlier appealed to the people to join the bandh.
Bharat Bandh: Delhi Police has stepped up patrolling and deployed additional personnel in the border areas of the national capital ahead of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the farmers’ union on September 27 to protest against the Centre’s three agricultural laws. Officials gave this information on Sunday. The United Kisan Morcha, a body of over 40 agricultural unions spearheading the farmers’ agitation, had earlier appealed to the people to join the bandh.Also Read – Families of farmers who lost their lives in the movement got jobs, new Punjab CM handed over appointment letters
According to the police, patrolling has been increased, additional personnel have been deployed at checkpoints, especially in the border areas and every vehicle entering the national capital is being thoroughly checked. A senior police official said that adequate security arrangements would be made to maintain law and order in the national capital on Monday in view of the bandh. The official said no protesters would be allowed to enter Delhi from the three protest sites on the city limits. Also Read – Bharat Bandh: ‘Bharat Bandh’ of farmers on Monday, Congress made this appeal to its workers and leaders
Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav said, “Adequate security arrangements have been made as a precautionary measure in view of the Bharat Bandh. Check posts have been strengthened in the border areas and adequate deployment will be made at all important installations including India Gate and Vijay Chowk. Also Read – In Uttar Pradesh, the purchase price of sugarcane increased per quintal, now know the price
There is no information about any protest being organized in the city yet, but all precautionary measures are being taken to avoid any untoward incident, an official said. Another official said, “Security will be precautionary and we are on full alert. There is no call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ in Delhi, but we are monitoring the developments and adequate number of personnel will be deployed.
A police official from the outer district said no protesters would be allowed and additional forces have already been deployed in the district after farmers staged a sit-in at Delhi’s Tikri border. “However, all the roads connecting Delhi with the villages in the border areas will be thoroughly checked. All vehicles will be thoroughly checked at the picket.” The SKM had urged all political parties to stand with the farmers “to protect the principles of democracy and federalism”. In a statement issued recently, the SKM had said, “On the completion of ten months of this historic struggle, the SKM has called for ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Monday (27 September) against the Central Government.
“SKM appeals to every Indian to join this nationwide movement and make ‘Bharat Bandh’ a massive success,” the statement said. In particular, we appeal to workers, traders, transporters, businessmen, students, youth and women and organizations of all social movements to show solidarity with the farmers on that day.
The bandh will be from 6 am to 4 pm, during which all government and private offices, educational and other institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments as well as public events and other events will remain closed throughout the country, the statement said. . It said, all emergency establishments including hospitals, medical stores, relief and rescue operations and those attending essential services and personal emergencies will be exempted.
Farmers from different parts of the country, especially Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting at the borders of Delhi since November last year. The protesters are demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws, which they fear will destroy the minimum support price system and leave them at the mercy of big corporates. However, the government is projecting three laws as major agricultural reforms. More than 10 rounds of talks between the two sides have failed to break the deadlock.