Police detain farmers protesting at Ghazipur on Delhi-UP border


Guwahati: Delhi Police detained farmers protesting at Ghazipur on the Delhi-UP border amid the protest against unemployment.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has given a call for protest against unemployment at the Jantar Mantar today. Security has been beefed up at the Delhi borders, including Singhu and Ghazipur, ahead of the ‘mahapanchayat’ called by farmers’ body.

Traffic movement is slow at the Noida-Delhi Chilla border as security is heightened at the border entry point to Delhi. Section 144 has been imposed in the national capital and police have not given the permission for the protest. Farmers have begun arriving at Jantar Mantar to stage a protest amid heavy police and security presence.

Traffic movement may be affected in many parts of Delhi as the police have put up barricades at border points.