Delhi News: Ahead of another agitation by farmers on February 13, Delhi Police on Sunday imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on the Uttar Pradesh borders to avoid any untoward incident and maintain law and order. (Delhi News) Let us tell you that more than 200 farmers organizations have announced a march to Delhi on 13 February 2024. There is a possibility of sitting on the Delhi border until their demands are met.
Delhi News: Section 144 imposed in Delhi-UP border
To avoid any untoward incident and maintain law and order, it is necessary to issue precautionary order under Section 144 Criminal Procedure Code 1973 to save life and property in the area, Delhi Police said in an order. (Delhi News) According to the order, there will be a ban on gathering of public at all borders between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and adjoining areas under the jurisdiction of North East district.
Ban the entry of tractors, trolleys, buses, trucks, commercial vehicles, private vehicles, horses etc. carrying protesters from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi. (Delhi News) The order said that the North Eastern District Police will stop the protesters from entering Delhi. Will make every effort to prevent entry.
Delhi News: Why are the farmers protesting?
Farmers are demanding a law guaranteeing minimum support price (MSP), which is one of the conditions they set when they agreed to withdraw their agitation against the repealed farm laws in 2021 . (Delhi News) In 2020, a large number of farmers from Punjab and surrounding areas of Ambala gathered at the Shambhu border and broke police barricades to march towards Delhi. (Delhi News) DCP Sumer Singh Pratap said, earlier, the Haryana government has imposed Section 144 in Panchkula and banned processions, demonstrations and carrying weapons.
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