Farmers’ march: Section 144 imposed in New Delhi; traffic restrictions in place at borders

New Delhi: Delhi Police have imposed Section 144 across the capital in view of widespread tension and “social unrest” due to the farmers’ Delhi Chalo March on Tuesday.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the order will be in place for a month. The order issued by Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora prohibited any type of rally or procession and blocking of roads and passages. Delhi Police order has imposed a ban on tractor rallies trying to cross the borders of the national capital.

Farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal said that many agriculturists, who were coming from other states, including Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, to support the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march, have been detained and sought their release.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha have announced that more than 200 farm unions would march to Delhi tomorrow to press the government to accept several demands, including the enactment of a law to guarantee a minimum support price (MSP) for crops.

Dallewal claimed that several farmers coming from Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, owing allegiance to SKM, have been detained in Bhopal.

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