During the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, farmers have decided to hold a protest at Jantar Mantar repelation of new three farm laws.
Delhi Police has permitted the farmers to hold their demonstration at Jantar Mantar today.
Heavy security has be deployed at Singhu border where farmers will gather from all other protesting sites to move ahead towards Jantar Mantar.
The permission has been given for a limited number of farmers with not exceeding 200 farmers for Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and 6 for Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) between 11 am to 5 pm daily.
The farmers have been asked to protest with adherence to all Covid-19 protocols.
The Delhi Police in its statement on Wednesday said that the farmers will be escorted bu the police to planned site of Jantar Mantar from Singhu border in buses.
In the statement it was also mentioned that only those farmers who have their ID cards will be permitted to protest at Jantar Mantar and at 5 pm they will again be escorted by the police to Singhu in buses.
In their demonstration farmers have been advised not to march in view of Covid-19 restrictions and are also asked to properly follow the Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.
According to the statement, it is also clear that the “Delhi Police has put in place extensive arrangements to ensure that the protest programme remains peaceful”.
“After multiple rounds of negotiations with farmers bodies SKM and KMSC, and on being assured in writing that they would remain peaceful and with the approval of DDMA, the farmers have been permitted to protest at Jantar Mantar with limited numbers not exceeding 200 persons for SKM and six persons for KMSC from 11 am upto 5 pm daily,” said the statement.
While, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), which works under the Delhi government has permitted the farmers to protest between 11 am to 5 pm from July 22 to August 9 with limit not exceeding 200 everyday.
“A group of 200 farmers will go in four buses to hold ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Parliament Street where we will discuss the agrarian crisis the three farm laws and MSP. We have constituted a six-member steering committee which will include three members from Punjab,” said a farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh.
As police is not taking any chance of risk after Republic Day’s violence, all routes apart from main highway leading to Delhi have been put under surveillance are being monitored 24 hours.
There was a huge violence on Republic Day during the tractor parade when thousands of agitators clashed with the police.