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Angry Farmers To Protest Near Parliament Today: 10 Points

The Delhi police has increased vigilance to avoid a January 26-like violence amid the farmer protest.

New Delhi:
Farmers protesting against three Central farm laws since last November will today begin a Kisan Sansad at the national capital’s Jantar Mantar. The agitation will be held in groups of 200 every day while Parliament is in session, they said.

Here are the ten key thing you must know about the agitation:

  1. `The Delhi government and police yesterday agreed to let farmers hold the Kisan Sansad at Jantar Mantar from today till August 9 between 11am and 5pm. Disaster management rules were tweaked for this. Covid protocol to be strictly followed.

  2. Around 200 farmers coming by buses adamant on taking GT Karnal Road from Singhu border to Parliament; stopped by police escorting them. Cops ask them to take alternative route.

  3. After initial resistance, police take farmers inside a resort to count the number of participants in the protest. Only 206 allowed each day as per conditions.

  4. Protesters to follow Parliamentary norms, with a speaker, a deputy speaker, a tea break etc. “We will show how to hold Parliament,” political activist Yogendra Yadav has said.

  5. Participants will carry ID cards and cops to escort them back to Singhu after protest every day. “What do we have to do with hooliganism? Are we miscreants?” Bharatiya Kisan Union Leader Rakesh Tikait said when asked about the Republic Day violence.

  6. The farmers will submit to arrest if stopped from protesting. They have asked participants to be prepared for up to six months in jail.

  7. The police increase vigilance and made arrangements to tackle any untoward incident, keen on avoiding a repeat of the January 26 violence.

  8. They have asked Delhi Metro to keep extra vigil at seven stations and close them if needed. Policemen posted in special units have been asked to bring their uniforms. Off-duty personnel must report within an hour when called in.

  9. Traffic movement will be affected on multiple Delhi roads due to the agitation, the police have said.

  10. They have made arrangements to avoid entry of potential mischief-makers through the Tikri border point.

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