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Security raised as farmers head for Delhi Mahapanchayat


Delhi Police on Monday beefed up the security arrangements across the national capital especially Tikri, Ghazipur and Singhu borders and the New Delhi district area following farmers Mahapanchayat call by some groups.

According to the police, farmer groups were gathering at Jantar Mantar to organise the mahapanchayat demanding proper implementation of Minimum Support Price (MSP), besides seeking removal of Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra is said to be involved in the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre.

Heavy deployment of forces are in place at Tikri border, major intersections along the railway tracks and metro station to avoid any untoward incident.

A fool-proof plan is underway to handle any law and order situation, the Delhi Police said.

Delhi Traffic Police has also issued a traffic advisory and alerted the commuters to avoid several routes during farmers Mahapanchayat.

Traffic Police tweeted and wrote, “In view of farmers mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar, Delhi Traffic Police requests commuters to plan their journey in advance and avoid roads for convenience.”

Special traffic arrangements have been made at Tolstoy Marg, Sansad Marg, Janpath, Outer Circle Connaught Place, Ashoka Road, Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Pandit Pant Mar, in view of farmers’ Mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar.

Yogendra Yadav, leader of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, clarified that Kisan Mahapanchayat has nothing to do with SKM.

Yadav tweeted, “Just to clarify: the “Kisan Mahapanchayat” being organised in Delhi today has nothing to do with Samyukt Kisan Morcha.”

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