To ensure law and order, Section 144 has been enforced in Delhi, restricting the entry of tractor trolleys and assemblies.
Haryana police detained several protesting farmers as they marched towards Delhi on Tuesday. Scenes of chaos filled the Shambhu border near Punjab-Haryana border as the police tried to stop the protestors from entering the national capital. The protesting farmers were seen attempting to break the multi-layered barricades using their tractors and hand weapons.
At Delhi's Jharoda border, barricades and barbed wires have been erected, and similar arrangements are observed at the Singhu border with rows of barricades lining the road. To ensure law and order, Section 144 has been enforced, restricting the entry of tractor trolleys and assemblies. Delhi Police and the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) are actively present, and the border sealing preparations are extensive. A robust force of more than 2000 personnel, including CAPF, Crime Branch staff, and battalions, is ready to maintain security and address any untoward incidents.
"Section 144 is in place. Bringing in tractor trolleys and assemblies is restricted. The Delhi Police and the CAPF are here. We have prepared to seal the border. We will ensure that no one breaks this border...If there is any untoward incident we will seal it completely. We have CAPF, Crime Branch staff, Batallions staff, and other units. We have more than 2000 personnel strong force in the district," Ankit Singh, DCP of the North East District, said speaking to ANI.
Traffic Advisory— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) February 13, 2024
Singhu Border is not accessible.
Traffic Diversion done at Mukarba Chowk.
At Mukarba Chowk, vehicles intending to go to Haryana can divert towards Loni Border or towards Madhuban Chowk onwards to Ring Road.
WATCH On farmers' 'Delhi chalo' protest, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait says, "MSP guarantee law and Swaminathan Committee report, Electricity amendment bill and debt waiver are the issues of the farmers across the country. There are several farmer unions and they have different… pic.twitter.com/UCcVGDsRPo— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2024
Service Update— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) February 13, 2024
A few gates may be closed in following stations as per security instructions. However, stations are operational.
1. Central Secretariat
2. Rajiv Chowk
3. Udyog Bhawan
4. Patel Chowk
5. Mandi House
6. Barakhamba Road
8. Khan Market
9. Lok Kalyan Marg
On Farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march, Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath says, "...70% of the economy of Madhya Pradesh is agriculture-based. Farmers generate financial activities...If farmers don't get MSP - this is an injustice that has been done to them continuously. Their minimum demand is that of MSP. It is very essential..."
Heavy vehicular traffic from Noida towards Delhi on the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) road, as Delhi borders, are heavily guarded and barricaded to prevent protesting farmers from entering the national capital
#WATCH | Heavy vehicular traffic from Noida towards Delhi on the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) road, as Delhi borders are heavily guarded and barricaded to prevent protesting farmers from entering the national capital pic.twitter.com/qcOPzpejDQ— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2024
Delhi Police personnel and barricades deployed at the ITO intersection, section 144 CrPC imposed, in view of farmers' protest march to Delhi demanding a law guaranteeing MSP for crops.
#WATCH | Delhi Police personnel and barricades deployed at ITO intersection, section 144 CrPC imposed, in view of farmers' protest march to Delhi demanding a law guaranteeing MSP for crops pic.twitter.com/ZSUhHhFFA7— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2024
Gate 2 of the Central Secretariat Metro Station will remain closed till evening. Security has been deployed at several places in Delhi, ahead of the farmers' call of 'Delhi Chalo' protest. Section 144 has been imposed in the entire Delhi.
#WATCH | Delhi: Gate 2 of the Central Secretariat Metro Station will remain closed till evening. Security has been deployed at several places in Delhi, ahead of the farmers' call of 'Delhi Chalo' protest.— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2024
Section 144 has been imposed in the entire Delhi. pic.twitter.com/6Q4lYW29xj
Farmers begin their 'Delhi Chalo' march from Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab.
Supreme Court Bar Association president Adish Aggarwala writes to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to take suo motu action against the farmers for trying to enter Delhi alleging to create a nuisance and disturbing the daily life of citizens. He also requests CJI to issue directions to courts to not pass any adverse order due to the non-presence of lawyers before the courts.
Delhi: Heavy traffic snarl witnessed at Ghazipur border ahead of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march today.
Due to the anticipated farmers' protest at different Delhi borders starting today, there will be traffic diversions in effect. For commercial vehicles, traffic restrictions and diversions will be implemented from 12th Feb. To ensure a timely arrival, we strongly encourage travelers to utilise Magenta Line for Terminal 1 (T1) or the Airport Metro for Terminal 3 (T3) for convenient transportation options: Delhi Airport.
Security in Delhi has been intensified with multi-layer barricades, concrete blocks, iron nails and walls of containers at border points to stop a 'Delhi Chalo' march of farmers from entering the national capital on Tuesday, after talks between farm leaders and the Centre remained inconclusive.
“We feel that the government is not serious about our demands. They just want to waste our time and don't want to give us anything. I would like to say that our movement is continuing, and we will move ahead with it tomorrow," Sarwan Singh Pandher said after attending the meeting between farm leaders and Union ministers in Chandigarh.
As thousands of farmers plan to march towards the national capital during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest on February 13, Haryana police have taken preemptive measures, raising several checkposts strategically, deploying 11 paramilitary companies, and imposing Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in Sirsa. Briefing about the security measures, Deputy Commissioner Parth Gupta said, "In Sirsa, 40 checkposts have been set up strategically, especially on routes coming in from our neighbouring states. 11 paramilitary companies, in addition to local police, have been deployed. Section 144 has been imposed in Sirsa."