On Saturday, farmers will jam around the country amid protests against the new agricultural laws for about two and a half months. At the same time, the administration is also preparing to avoid any untoward incident. Chakka jam will remain at 12 noon to 3 pm. Rakesh Tikait, national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said that those who could not come here would do the chakka jam peacefully in their respective places. Almost all opposition parties, including the Congress, have lent their support to this flywheel jam. This will not have an effect in Delhi, yet 50 thousand security forces have been deployed as a precautionary measure. Apart from this, 12 metro stations have been kept on alert. Farmers say that there will be no jam in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Farmers will peacefully disrupt national and state highways in other parts of the country for three hours.
Security has been tightened in Delhi-NCR in view of the farmers’ call for ‘Chakka Jam’. Scene of Loni Border (Ghaziabad) where drones are being used to monitor the situation. Seven layers are protected in a four-kilometer stretch of the border. Also, the police force has been vigilantly guarded. Fifty companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in the border area in view of the violence during the tractor parade. Fifty companies will patrol the surrounding area while fifty companies are kept in reserve.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava, during a meeting of senior officers at the Police Headquarters on Friday, inquired about the security arrangements in the border and adjoining areas and directed to make tight arrangements there. Along with the security arrangements at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border, around 125 roads entering Delhi have been guarded. A large number of police personnel have been deployed at the Red Fort as a precautionary measure. Today, farmer organizations opposing agricultural laws have called for a nationwide chakka jam.