“Despite Farmer Protests at Delhi Borders, No Action Expected Today; Situation to Clear Up in 2-3 Days”

Despite ongoing farmer protests, Delhi police have stepped up surveillance and tightened security measures at all borders of Delhi. Section 144 has been imposed in several areas of Delhi, and no permission has been granted for any demonstrations.

New Delhi: Today marks the 23rd day of the farmer agitation. Once again, farmers are gearing up for the Delhi march. However, what’s noteworthy is that farmers from Haryana and Punjab are not participating in today’s protest. Instead, farmers from various parts of the country have begun marching towards Delhi. However, those coming from afar will not reach Delhi today; it will take them 2-3 days to arrive. Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher explained that it was previously announced that farmers from other states would join the protest march on March 6, but those coming from long distances will not reach Delhi today. He stated that farmers coming by road or train from Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, or South India would take about 2-3 days to reach Delhi, hence the situation will clear up by March 10.

Haryana-Punjab Farmers Not Marching to Delhi –
Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher clarified that farmers from neighboring states have already decided not to move forward. It’s clear that the farmers stationed at the Shambhu border in Punjab are not heading towards Delhi. Farmers from various states across the country have already set out for Delhi, and they will also take some time to arrive. Meanwhile, in view of the farmer protests, the police are on high alert. Police have increased surveillance at all Delhi borders and tightened security measures. Section 144 has been imposed in several areas of Delhi. No one has been granted permission to hold demonstrations.

Strict Security at Bus Terminals –
Railway Stations Farmers had announced that they would once again reach Delhi on Wednesday to protest. Farmer organizations – Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and United Farmers Front (non-political) had called on farmers from across the country to reach Delhi on Wednesday. Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed at Singhu and Tikri borders. Additional police and paramilitary forces have already been deployed at railway and metro stations and bus terminals, as stated by a senior police officer. No one will be allowed to violate the law.

‘Rail Roko Andolan’ by Farmers on March 10
It’s worth mentioning that farmers have also called for a nationwide ‘Rail Roko Andolan’ (rail blockade protest) for 4 hours on March 10 in support of their various demands, including legal guarantee for minimum support price (MSP) for crops. It should be noted that farmers began their protest march on February 13, but their attempt to march to Delhi was thwarted by the police. This led to clashes at the Haryana-Punjab border, and tear gas shells were also fired. Farmer leaders Sarwan Singh Pandher and Jagjit Singh Dallewal have stated that the sacrifices of farmers will not go in vain. The struggle will continue until demands are met.