Chakka jam: Delhi Police gears up by tightening overall security
The Delhi police are taking extra measures for the nationwide ‘Chakka jam’, announced by the farmers protesting against the 3 farm laws. Police is taking additional measures to maintain law and order situation in Delhi. The proposed event will be held on February 6.
The protesting farm unions have called for a ‘chakka jam’ all across India. The Bharatiya Kisan Union, spearheading the farmers protest, said that the chakka jam will not be held in the national capital. The farmers will hold a 3 hour long symbolic protest on Saturday. This protest will block all the roads across the country. The union said that the people who will get stuck in the jam will be provided with food and water.
This mega rally is being conducted against the internet ban by the Centre at the border areas. This rally is also a response to Monday’s Budget 2021 which clearly “ignored” the demands of farmers.
BKU leader, Rakesh Tikait had earlier said that they will hold a peaceful protest chakka jam. But police is being extra cautious this time as their tractor march on republic day broke all the vows of a peaceful protest.
Delhi Police public relation officer Chinmoy Biswal said, “Adequate security arrangements are being ensured at the borders so that no protester can enter the Capital. The Delhi Police is also in touch with the forces in other states.”
After the violent standoff in Delhi on 26th January, the Delhi Police has increased the security and deployed additional forces at the borders. They have studded iron nails on the roads and built walls for barricading as farmers try to enter the national capital.
The Haryana police have also issued directives to deploy maximum forces on February 6.
The police is also keeping tabs on social media platforms. Chinmoy Biswal said, “We are monitoring content on social media to make sure rumours are not spread against Police or other things.”
As police is preparing for the chakka jam, the farmers are firm on their words and have said that they will not enter Delhi.