The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and other farmers’ groups are organising a mahapanchayat at the Jantar Mantar on August 22, Monday to protest against unemployment, following which security has been tightened at Delhi borders. Section 144 has been imposed in the national capital and police have heightened security at the three border entry points to Delhi at Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri.
Farmers have begun arriving at Jantar Mantar to stage a protest amid heavy police and security presence.
The Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements, put up barricades and deployed huge numbers of personnel in border areas to keep the law and order situation in control.
On Sunday, ahead of the protest, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait was detained by the Delhi Police at the Ghazipur border while he was trying to enter the national capital to take part in the rally.
“The Delhi Police working at the behest of the government cannot suppress the voice of the farmers. This arrest will bring a new revolution. This struggle will continue till the last breath. Won’t stop, won’t get tired, won’t bow down,” Tikait tweeted in Hindi.