Police have tightened security at the Ghazipur border after farmers decided to protest at the Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi. Farmers have already started gathering at Jantar Mantar for Mahapanchayat, which was scheduled to start at 11 AM. Delhi policy is actively monitoring the situation and security arrangements.

Delhi Police have placed barricades at multiple locations along with police at the Delhi-Haryana border. Due to barricades and security checks, a traffic jam of more than 3 KM long was seen at the Delhi-Ghazipur. Security is raised at Delhi’s Singhu border and Tikri border also for farmers coming from outside Delhi. Apart from barriers, concrete slabs are also placed to stop gathering. Section 144 has been imposed in New Delhi as a security measure.

Earlier, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (Apolitical) called a ‘mahapanchayat’ at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Monday. Farmers from different states will also join this protest. Delhi Police already confirmed that it has not given any permission to farmers for this protest. The motto of this Mahapanchayat is to raise demands for justice for the Lakhimpur Kheri victims and their families in Lakhimpur Kheri and to release all farmers captured in jails.  The farmers are also required to capture Ajay Mishra Teni, Union Minister as his son Ashish is a direct charge in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.

Earlier, Delhi Police detained farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday.  Tikait was coming to Delhi from the Ghazipur border to become part of the farmer’s protest at Jantar Mantar. Many farmer leaders and organizations have already assembled at Jantar Mantar for their “Rozgar Sansad” (employment parliament).

Traffic Problems

The Delhi Police briefed that they have tightened security arrangements to avoid any mishappening. They are checking every person and their vehicles at the Singhu border. This protest call has caused severe traffic problems at multiple places across NCR including Noida-Delhi Chilla and other Delhi entry points from other states.

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