Farmers' Protest: Delhi Police barricade city borders, farmers call for total 'Chakka Jam'

A heavily barricaded national capital, a call for nationwide 'chakka jam' on February 6 and the mass blocking of social media accounts related to the farmer's protest against three farms laws have become a matter of concern for the center.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 02, 2021 14:01 IST
Farmers' Protest: Delhi Police barricade city borders, farmers call for total 'Chakka Jam'
Cement Barricading by Delhi Police

Stunned by the violence on January 26, which caught them off-guard, and determined to prevent a repetition, the cops have taken extraordinary measures to keep the protesting farmers at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur borders grounded.

As per recent reports, Roads have been dug up with cranes, iron grills and spikes have been cemented to the ground, layers of barricades are being laid out – with concrete poured between two barriers for stability – and concertina wire and boulders have been placed to create more obstacles.

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In response to this, Farmer unions on Monday announced a countrywide 'chakka jam' on February 6 stating they would block national and state highways for three hours in protest against the Internet ban in areas near their agitation sites, harassment allegedly meted out to them by authorities and other issues.

Union leaders told a press conference at the Singhu Border, on the Haryana side, that they will block the roads between 12 pm to 3 pm on February 6. They also alleged that farmers have been "ignored" in the Union Budget 2021-22, and water and power supply have been curtailed, and mobile toilet blocks being removed, at their protest venues.

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Recently, Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut had a meeting with farmers protesting at Ghazipur Border today. Sanjay Raut said that he conducted this meeting at the behest of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. 

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