Delhi police step up security as farmers start protesting Jantar Mantar


Farmers will hold a protest from Thursday July 22 against the Union’s three agricultural laws at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. While the center authorized the protest, Delhi police stepped up security in the capital to avert the violence and chaos that took place at the Red Fort on January 26 this year.

Protest protocols The protest can take place between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, but no protest marches will be allowed, Delhi police said. The number of protesters at the site cannot exceed 206 – 200 from the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha committee and six people from the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh committee.

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Farmers will be escorted from the Singhu border to Jantar Mantar in buses and will be required to maintain appropriate COVID-19 behavior. Farmers are not allowed to assemble anywhere other than their designated protest site.

Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Crime) Satish Golcha and Joint Police Commissioner Jaspal Singh visited Jantar Mantar to review safety ahead of the farmers’ protest and said, “He did not. not yet given written permission to farmers to gather near Parliament.

It is decided that 200 farmers will gather near Jantar Mantar every day from Thursday July 22 until the end of the monsoon session. “We will hold the Kisan Parliament from July 22 until the end of the monsoon parliamentary session and 200 demonstrators will travel to Jantar Mantar every day. A speaker and a vice-president will be chosen each day. During the first two days there will be a discussion about the APMC law. Later, the other bills will also be discussed every other day, ”the farmers’ leaders said on Tuesday.

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On the other hand, the government is ready to discuss the three agricultural laws. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said so far eleven rounds of talks have been held between the government and farmer groups to find a solution. The peasant organizations never accepted the discussions, but only demanded the repeal of the laws.

Thousands of farmers have been protesting at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders in Delhi since November 2020, demanding that the Agricultural Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act of 2020, Farmers’ Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Assurance and The Agricultural Services Law of 2020 and the Essential Products (Amendment) Law of 2020 be rescinded and a new law be passed to ensure a minimum support price (MSP) for crops.

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