New Delhi: Over 200 farmers’ unions in India are planning to start a massive “Dilli Chalo” march from Punjab on Monday. The purpose of this march is to protest against the new agricultural laws implemented by the central government. In anticipation of their arrival, the Delhi Police have imposed Section 144, which prohibits any gatherings, protests, and marches within Delhi’s borders for a month.
The authorities have also restricted access to important border points such as Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri, where previous incidents have occurred.
The Delhi Police have installed barriers and deployed experienced police officers at various locations to ensure law and order. The farmers’ unions are determined to continue their fight for their rights and have scheduled a meeting with the government today at 5 pm to discuss their demands. One of their primary demands is a guaranteed minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.
Despite concerns about the use of Section 144 to restrict peaceful protests, the farmers’ unions remain steadfast in their resolve. They believe that the new agricultural laws will lead to the exploitation of farmers and the eventual loss of their livelihoods. With tensions running high and the city on lockdown, all eyes are on today’s meeting between the farmers’ leaders and the government. The outcome of these talks will determine the future course of action for the farmers’ unions. It remains to be seen whether the talks will pave the way for a resolution or escalate the situation further.