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Delhi Police Okays Farmers’ Protest At Jantar Mantar, However Says No March

The Delhi authorities has made modifications to its Covid restrictions to facilitate the protest.

New Delhi:

Farmers can maintain protest in opposition to the Central legal guidelines at Jantar Mantar with between 11 am and 5 pm daily, however no protest march will probably be allowed, the Delhi Police have mentioned. The variety of protesters on the web site can not exceed 206 — 200 from the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha and 6 individuals from Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee.

They are going to be escorted to the placement from Singhu border in buses they usually have to take care of Covid applicable behaviour and social distancing, the police mentioned, nixing the farmers’ plans to carry a protest march from the Singhu border to Parliament.

Making it clear that there can’t be a repeat of the violence and chaos of January 26 protests, the Delhi Police, in a press release, mentioned: “They (the farmers) have additionally been suggested to not take out any march in view of Covid restrictions. Delhi Police has put in place in depth preparations to make sure that the protest programme stays peaceable.”

The Delhi Police officers have additionally been requested to stay on excessive alert amid the farmers’ protests and tight safety preparations are in place within the metropolis.

Earlier this night, sources mentioned the Arvind Kejriwal authorities has given permission for a “Kisan Sansad” — farmers’ parliament — tomorrow at Jantar Mantar.  

To facilitate the protest, the Delhi authorities additionally deliberate modifications to its order imposing Covid restrictions below the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Act, sources mentioned. The DDMA pointers don’t permit any gatherings.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a coalition of farmer unions from throughout the nation shaped in November 2020, had brainstormed technique for the Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar.

The Kisan Sansad will probably be held until August 13, when parliament’s Monsoon Session ends, SKM member Dr Darshan Pal mentioned.

“Every part will probably be like Parliament. There will probably be a Speaker, a Deputy Speaker, a tea break and so forth. This Parliament will certainly happen,” mentioned Manjit Singh Rai, a member of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Doaba).

The farmers, he mentioned, will courtroom arrest if they’re stopped by the police.
“We’ve got requested farmers to organize themselves to be jailed for as much as six months. Regardless of that, there’s eagerness amongst them to go for the march,” mentioned Raminder Patiala of SKM.  

At Singhu, the police have used cement and concertina to make sure no untoward incidents happen. This means strikes to keep away from a repeat of the January 26 violence in Delhi following a farmers’ tractor rally.

Farmers have been protesting since final November 26 in opposition to the three newly enacted farm legal guidelines: Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Worth Assurance and farm Providers Act 2020 and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020.

Their leaders and the Centre have held a number of rounds of talks however the deadlock stays.

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