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Delhi Police Allow Farm Tractor Rally in Capital on Republic Day, but under the following conditions: Top 10 Developments India News

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NEW DELHI: Delhi police allowed farmers to hold the tractor rally in the national capital on Republic Day on Sunday after the official parade and under strict security regulations. Farmers will hold the tractor rally as a sign of protest against the center’s three agricultural laws. They have claimed that more than two lakhs of tractors will participate in their parade. Amid reports of more than 300 Twitter identifiers that were generated from Pakistan to disrupt the Farmer Tractor Rally, Delhi Police issued a circular for special security arrangements that day.
These are the key developments of the day:
1. Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava issued a circular on security arrangements for tractor rally by farmers protesting after the Republic Day celebration on Tuesday. The circular said that all officers and personnel, as well as the Central Police Armed Forces (CAPF) and any other forces deployed for the security arrangements of the Republic Day Parade should be aware and be prepared that they will be required for the public order arrangements immediately after the official celebration is over. Lunch arrangements should be made for police personnel and kept ready at their points of service by their respective zone / sector officers, he said. On Sunday, police said the farmers’ proposed tractor rally will begin after the Republic Day celebration period ends. The demonstration will be held from the three border points of Delhi, Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur, and adequate security will be provided, police said.
2. Delhi police claimed on Sunday that more than 300 Twitter identifiers have been generated from Pakistan to disrupt the tractor rally proposed by farmers protesting Republic Day. In detailing the plan for the tractor parade, Deependra Pathak, Special Police Commissioner (Intelligence) said Tuesday’s rally will be held amid tight security after the Republic Day celebrations conclude. “More than 300 Twitter identifiers were generated from Pakistan during January 13-18 to disrupt the tractor rally by farmers just misleading people. There are also contributions about the same from different agencies. It will be a challenging task for us, but the rally will take place amid tight security after the Republic Day parade is over, “Pathak said at a press conference. Pathak said: “As the farmers wanted to have a tractor rally on January 26, we concluded that the rally will take place after the time for the Republic Day celebration ends. We have given them about 170 kilometers of distance on three routes ”. Barricades and other security arrangements will be removed and farmers will enter the national capital. Later, they will return to their destinations after covering a “respectable” distance, police said.
3. More than two lakhs of tractors will be part of the January 26 ‘kisan parade’ in the national capital and around 2,500 volunteers will be deployed to facilitate the movement of the vehicles, said farmers’ unions opposed to the new agricultural laws of the center. The number of volunteers can be increased, depending on the crowd, and a control room has been set up to analyze the arrangements, they said. Kirti Kisan union president Nirbhai Singh Dhudike, who chaired a meeting of Punjab farmers’ unions, said more than a lakh of tractors are expected to arrive from the state on Sunday. The main focus of the meeting was to discuss the tractor parade to be held on Republic Day, Singh said after the more than three-hour meeting in Singhu.
4. The protesting farm leaders have stood firm in their demand for a complete repeal of the three contentious farm laws, saying their immediate focus is the January 26 tractor parade. Union leaders said the next course of action will be decided only after the tractor parade. “From the beginning of our turmoil, our demand is very clear. We want a complete repeal of these three laws, and we will not settle for anything less than the repeal of the new agricultural laws,” said Union head Haryana Bharatiya Kisan. , Gurnam Singh Chaduni. said. He said farmers unions are currently concentrating on their proposal for the January 26 tractor parade, and after Republic Day, they will decide the next course of action.
5. Filming of actor Janhvi Kapoor’s upcoming film ‘Good Luck Jerry’ was halted after a group of farmers staged a protest in Patiala, Punjab. The incident took place near the Civil Lines area when protesting peasants opposed the filming of the film. Shouting anti-Bollywood slogans, the protesters lamented that “no actor” extended their support for the farmers’ agitation against the center’s three agricultural laws. “We are telling the film industry that is celebrating its shooting in Punjab to at least speak up for the farmers who are mobilizing against the laws,” said a protester Rajwant Singh Sandhu. Another protester said: “We oppose Bollywood actors for not supporting farmers.” They also criticized the center for imposing “black laws” on the farming community. Some farmers protested in front of the hotel where the film crew is staying. Earlier this month, filming for the film was briefly stopped at Bassi Pathana in Fatehgarh Sahib after a group of farmers insisted that Janhvi make a comment about the ongoing farmers’ protest.
6. Congressional MP Ravneet Singh Bittu was allegedly assaulted, pushed and removed from his turban in what he described as a “murderous attack” by some “mischievous elements” on the Singhu border during a “Jan Sansad” program. The Ludhiana MP’s vehicle was also damaged in the attack on the Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Monument, where he had gone with the Amritsar MP from Congress, Gurjeet Singh Aujla, and the MLA Kulbir Singh Zira party to attend the event. “Some mischievous elements whose intentions were unknown, tried to spoil the situation by launching a murderous attack on three of us,” Bittu said in a Facebook post. Bittu, grandson of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, who was assassinated in 1995, Aujla and Zira have been holding a protest at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi for the past few days in support of the ongoing farmers’ agitation against the three agricultural laws of the Center. .
7. The next session of Parliament will be “stormy” if the government does not accept the farmers’ demand to repeal the new agricultural laws, said the leader of the Lok Sabha of the Congress, Kodikunnil Suresh, saying that his party will forcefully raise the question of the agitation of the farmers in both Houses. Parliament’s budget session begins on January 29 and will be held in two parts. The first part will conclude on February 15 and the second part will take place from March 8 to April 8. Suresh said issues such as farmer agitation and the alleged WhatsApp chats of Republic editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami will be raised by Congress. strongly. “Our top priority is farmer agitation and we plan to energetically raise the farmers’ issue in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. We will use all measures, such as the motion for postponement, to discuss and debate the issue,” he said. . “We are also in contact with like-minded parties to have a joint strategy for the next session of Parliament and the main issue is the agitation of farmers,” he said.
8. Thousands of farmers from all over Maharashtra arrived in Mumbai on Sunday night to participate in a demonstration in the state capital on Monday against the three new agricultural laws of the center. The police have reinforced security at Azad Maidan, the site of the demonstration in South Mumbai, and personnel from the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) have also been deployed there. Drones will also be used to monitor the event, a police official said. The Maharashtra unit of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) in a statement said that around 15,000 farmers had headed to the state capital from Nashik on Saturday in various tempos and other vehicles. The head of the CPN, Sharad Pawar, and some other prominent leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in the state will address the demonstration on Monday, according to the statement. The unit of the state Congress, which is an ally of the MVA, has already extended its support for the protest.
9. Several ‘khaps’ from Haryana will join the farmer’s tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day with thousands of these vehicles leaving the villages of various caste councils for the national capital on Sunday. About 1,500 tractors from villages under khap Kandela set out on Sunday for the ‘tractor parade’ in Delhi, Khap chief Tekram Kandela said. “We have started from Jind. We will act in a peaceful and orderly manner and will follow the route assigned by the authorities for the parade, ”Kandela said. Kandela khap, who had spearheaded a farmers’ agitation in Haryana nearly two decades ago, has lent his support to farmers against the new farm laws. Several other “maybes” are also backing farmers’ agitation against the new farm laws.
10. More lots of farmers from Punjab left for Delhi to participate in the proposed tractor parade on January 26. A batch of 500 tractor-carts left Amritsar and various groups of farmers from Phagwara, Hoshiarpur and elsewhere in Punjab flocked to the capital to participate in the tractor parade, farmer leaders said. Kisan Sangharsh Union leader Baldev Singh Verka in Amritsar said: “Today up to 500 more tractor cars left for Delhi to join the tractor parade.” Each tractor car will carry 20 people along with bedding and food for a period of 14 hours. long drive to Delhi. ”

Times of India

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