Farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest prompts section 144, large gatherings banned

Delhi is under Section 144, which means big gatherings are not allowed. This decision comes before the farmers’ planned march to Delhi on February 13.

The police took this step to make sure everything stays calm and safe during the farmers’ protest. They want to prevent any trouble or fighting.

Who’s Doing What?

  • Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora announced the ban on big groups in the whole city.
  • The borders of Delhi are now stronger with concrete blocks and nails to stop vehicles carrying protesters.
  • This caused traffic problems at the borders on Monday morning, making it hard for people to get around.

What’s the Situation with the Protest?

  • Different farmer groups from places like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab are coming to Delhi on February 13.
  • They want a law that guarantees a fair price for their crops. They talked about this before in 2021 when they stopped protesting for a while.
  • Since Monday, commercial vehicles are not allowed near the Singhu border. From Tuesday, all vehicles will face restrictions.

How’s the Security?

  • Sanjay Arora checked the security at the borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
  • More than 5,000 police officers are on duty.
  • They’re using cranes and big trucks to block the roads.
  • There are many barricades at the borders. If farmers try to come in with vehicles, nails on the road will stop them.

The situation is tense as the farmers get ready to march to Delhi. The police are working hard to keep things peaceful and safe for everyone.

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