The Delhi Police has scaled up security by deploying extra personnel and putting in place multi-layered barricades at various border points in view of the call given by farmers to intensify their protest against the Centre’s new agri laws and block the Jaipur-Delhi highway on Sunday (December 15).
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at various border points of Delhi for over two weeks, demanding the repeal of new farm laws.
They said major highways linking the national capital will be blocked from Sunday and they will sit on a hunger strike on December 14, when they have called for a nationwide protest.
- Farmer unions announced to block Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Agra expressways.
- Protesting farmers open Chilla border for traffic
- Khalistan supporters vandalise Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in US during protest in support of protesting farmers.
One lane of NH 8 from Delhi to Jaipur has been opened for traffic by the police. The road to Delhi from Jaipur remains closed.
Medha Patkar, Hanan Mola, Yogendra Yadav are addressing the farmers. Farmers hailing from Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Rajasthan have assembled at this session.
Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Som Parkash meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah at latter’s residence over farmers’ issue.