Farmers to Resume ‘Delhi Chalo’ Today, Police Tighten Vigil at Borders

New Delhi: Farmers’ organisations are all set to resume their Delhi March on Wednesday in support of their various demands.

Because of the farmers’ protest march, the Delhi Police has heightened security at the Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders, as well as at railway and metro stations and bus stands.

On March 3, the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) gave a call to farmers from across the country to reach Delhi on March 6.

The farmers also called for a four-hour countrywide rail roko on March 10 to press the central government to fulfil their various demands Their demands include a legal guarantee on Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops, pension for farmers and farm labourers, farm debt waiver, no hike in electricity tariffs, among others.

The farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest on February 13 but were stopped by the security forces at the border of Haryana and Punjab. Since then, farmers are camping at the Shambhu and the Khanauri border points between Punjab and Haryana.

Four rounds of talks between the protesting farmers and the Centre have not yielded any results so far.

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