Amid the farmers from various parts of Punjab have started blocking roads ahead of their proposed 'Delhi Chalo March', a video of an elderly lady in Punjab losing cool and slamming the farmers for disrupting daily lives of people is doing rounds on social media.
In the video, she is seen shouting at the farmers who are seen sitting on a dharna in the middle of the road. He says, "Your Demand never ends. You want everything for free. The Centre is giving you so much for free, yet you are harassing the public and blocking the roads. "
Farmers from neighboring states, including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab, are expected to enter Delhi on February 13 following their proposed 'Delhi Chalo March', demanding a law guaranteeing Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce.
Delhi Police has issue travel advisory in view of farmers arriving at Delhi border on Feb 13 seeking legal status for MSP & govt assurance for purchase of all 22 crops under MSP. They’re also demanding loan waiver & lower electricity charges. Read the order below.
According to Central intelligence agencies, they have alerted Punjab, UP, Haryana, and Delhi police regarding the mass movement of farmers. More than 25,000 farmers and around 5000 tractors will start their movement from various districts of Punjab and Haryana on Monday to reach Delhi on Tuesday.
“Tractors have been fitted with hydraulic tools to remove barricades, fire-resistant hard-shell trailers being readied to fight tear gas shells. They have also performed drills with these modified vehicles,” said an official.
The official added that the horsepower of the machines is being doubled to ferry maximum protesters to the site.Earlier, police had placed sand-laden dumpers, huge concrete blocks, and containers on the road to block protesters from reaching Delhi, but farmers reached the Delhi border.In the report, police and paramilitary forces have been informed to prepare themselves to counterattack with swords and sticks. In 2021, a large number of policemen got injured in a sword attack in violence that broke out during a farmers’ protest.
On Saturday, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government announced the suspension of mobile internet, bulk SMS and all dongle services in several districts till February 13 when farmers are scheduled to march to Delhi to press for a host of demands.
According to a notification issued by the Haryana administration, bulk SMS and all dongle services provided on mobile networks, except voice calls, will remain suspended. According to an official order, mobile internet services will remain suspended in seven districts–Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa–from 6 am on February 11 till 11.59 pm on February 13.