Police have stepped up safety and made all preparations for site visitors diversion, mentioned officers
Farmers protesting towards the Centre’s new agri legal guidelines and different points blocked roads at a number of locations in Punjab and Haryana on February 6 on the decision given by the farmers’ unions for a nationwide ‘chakka jam’.
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Farmers’ unions had on February 1 introduced a national ‘chakka jam’ from 12 midday to three p.m. on February 6 once they would block nationwide and State highways in protest towards the Internet ban in areas close to their agitation websites, harassment allegedly meted out to them by authorities, and different points.
The police have stepped up safety and made all preparations for site visitors diversion, mentioned officers, including enough police personnel had been deployed in Punjab and Haryana.
Protesting farmers owing allegiance to completely different farmers’ our bodies blocked State and nationwide highways at a number of locations on February 6, inflicting inconvenience to commuters.
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Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) normal secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan mentioned they’re holding highway blockades at 33 locations in 15 districts together with Sangrur, Barnala and Bathinda in Punjab.
In the morning, farmers began assembling at their earmarked protest websites for ‘chakka jam’ in each the States.
“Elders and youth have gathered right here to take part in chakka jam. It might be peaceable,” mentioned a protester on the Punjab-Haryana border in Shambhu close to Ambala.
“We need that the federal government ought to repeal these three legal guidelines as they don’t seem to be in the curiosity of the farming neighborhood,” mentioned one other protester.
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Protesting farmers mentioned emergency autos together with ambulances and faculty buses might be allowed through the ‘chakka jam’.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting since late November at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, demanding a rollback of the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that these legal guidelines would pave the best way for the dismantling of the minimal help worth (MSP) system, leaving them on the “mercy” of massive firms.
However, the federal government has maintained that the brand new legal guidelines will deliver higher alternatives to farmers and introduce new applied sciences in agriculture.