Today, farmers' organizations have announced a three-hour roundabout jam against the new agriculture laws of the central government. Farmers' organizations, except Delhi, UP, and Uttarakhand, will jam around the country. The United Farmers Front has announced a nationwide blockade jam from 12 to 3 pm on Saturday. At the same time, the administration is also preparing to avoid any untoward incident. On Friday, Rakesh Tikait, national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, said that those who could not come here would do the chakka jam peacefully in their respective places. This jam will not happen in Delhi.
There will be no jam in Delhi, UP, and Uttarakhand
The protesting farmers said that there will be no jam on Saturday in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. Farmers will peacefully disrupt national and state highways in other parts of the country for three hours. United Kisan Morcha (SKM) said that essential services such as ambulances and school buses will not be stopped during Chakkajam. Chakka jam is proposed to be done from 12 noon to 3 pm on Saturday.
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said that there will be no jam in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Saturday, but farmers of these two states can be called to Delhi at any time. Talking to reporters at the Ghazipur border demonstration site, Tikait said that farmers in small groups in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will submit the memorandum to the district headquarters.
Thousands of farmers from various parts of the country including Punjab, Haryana, and West Uttar Pradesh have been demonstrating on the three borders of Delhi - Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur border for more than 70 days and demanding the complete withdrawal of central agricultural laws.
SKM has said in a statement that there will not be a flywheel jam inside Delhi as all the venues of the demonstration are already in the chakkajam mode. All the entry routes in Delhi will remain open, only those routes will be closed where the farmers' demonstration is going on.
Officials said that security arrangements have been tightened at various borders in Delhi near the demonstration sites before the farmers' proposed flywheel jam. Additional forces have been deployed and multi-layered barricades, barbed wire, and pointed spikes on the roads in order to make security chalk.
Commissioner of Delhi Police S.K. N. Srivastava also held a meeting with senior officials and reviewed the security arrangements.
At the same time, a senior member of United Kisan Morcha Darshan Pal said that the Chakka Jam would be completely peaceful and non-violent. He said that the protesters have been told not to get involved with government officials or any citizens in any way.
Earlier, SKM had announced a nationwide Chakka Jam on Saturday. It had said that farmers would block the highways for three hours against shutting down the internet in the vicinity of agitation sites.
According to SKM, the flywheel jam will be ended by playing the vehicle horn for one minute at three in the afternoon. Its purpose is to show solidarity and support with the farmers.
Public Relations Officer of Delhi Police Chinmay Biswal said that in view of the violence on 26 January, Delhi Police has made adequate security arrangements at the border so that mischievous elements do not enter the national capital. He said that we are keeping an eye on social media related content so that rumors cannot be spread against the police. We are also in touch with the police forces of other states.
A senior police officer said that sufficient forces are being deployed in the entire outer-North Delhi district of Delhi Police to prevent any situation affecting the law and order during the 'Chakka Jam'. . Ghaziabad district administration has also taken additional measures because of the blockade jam.