Chakka jam LIVE: No untoward incident has happened so far, says UP ADG
The farmers' agitation is continuing for over 70 days now and the government has held several round talks with farm union leaders but so far it has not brought any resolution to the negotiation table.Farmers agitating against the three farm laws are blocking national and state highways on Saturday during their "chakka jam" called in a bid to intensify their protests. Farmers’ leaders have said that the highways will be blocked from 12pm to 3pm. The farmers have been protesting for more than 70 days now and the government has held several rounds of talks with farm union leaders but the issue has not been resolved so far.
Meanwhile, police intensified their security measures and deployed personnel at all important points in Delhi and other states to avoid any violence. The tightening of security also comes after protesters clashed with police on January 26 during their tractor rally in the Capital. Nearly 400 police personnel were injured in the violence that day and one farmer was killed after his truck overturned in the national capital.
In Haryana, farmers make arrangements for food and water for commuters stuck in traffic jams at national highway 44, one of the busiest highways of the country, which caters to around 40,000 vehicles daily.
UP Police and administration have maintained security since farmers' protest began. We've got support from farmer organisations, with their cooperation and our effort no untoward incident has happened so far. Today also we've deployed adequate security force, say UP ADG of Law and order.At Ghazipur border, police restricts farm union leader Rakesh Tikait from keeping flowers near the barricades.
Over thousands of farmers including women blocked Sangrur-Ludhiana, Sangrur-Bhathinda and Sangrur-Delhi road to oppose farm laws.