Farmers protest LIVE updates: More than 200 farmer organisations begin Delhi Chalo march; police braces for faceoff

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Farmers protest LIVE updates: Thousands of farmers from various parts of India began their Delhi Chalo protest on Tuesday amid comprehensive preparations by police in Haryana and Delhi, which have orders to stop them from entering the national capital. The Sanyukt Kisa Morcha (non-political) is leading the second leg of the farmer’s protest demanding guaranteed minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.

The leaders have claimed that farmers from more than 200 organizations will join the Delhi Chalo march and will assemble in the national capital. They have claimed that the farmers come from all parts of India, but as per reports, more than 90% of the farmers are expected to be from Haryana and Delhi.

The administrations in Delhi and Haryana are making elaborate provisions to control the movement of farmers’ protests. Section 144 is imposed at various places including the Delhi border and police have warned the farmer groups of strict legal action, if they attempt to enter the national capital.

The police have erected strong barricades and fencing at several places and are even testing their tear-gas shells to remain prepared for any untoward incident.

Check all the Farmers protest LIVE updates here on LiveMint.

13 Feb 2024, 06:13:33 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: Union ministers hold talks with farmers, tractor-trolleys from Punjab move towards Delhi

A team of Union ministers on Monday evening held talks in Chandigarh with farmer leaders to dissuade them from their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march, even as tractor-trolleys set out from different parts of Punjab earlier in the day to join the protest.

In Delhi, massive deployment of police and paramilitary personnel besides multi-layered barricading have been made to seal the national capital borders at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur to prevent the protesting farmers from entering the city on Tuesday.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha have announced that more than 200 farmer unions would head to Delhi to press the Centre to accept their demands, including the enactment of a law to guarantee a minimum support price (MSP) for crops. (PTI)

13 Feb 2024, 06:12:46 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: Security beefed up at Delhi borders| WATCH

Security heightened at Delhi borders in view of the march declared by farmers towards the National Capital on Tuesday.

13 Feb 2024, 06:10:47 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: Security heightened at Delhi borders given march declared by farmers

Security heightened at Delhi borders in view of the march declared by farmers towards the National Capital today. (ANI)

13 Feb 2024, 06:08:58 AM IST

Farmers protest LIVE: Farmers set to march towards Delhi Tuesday; meet with Union ministers inconclusive

Farmers are set to begin their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march Tuesday morning, a farmer leader asserted after their five-hour-long meeting with two Union ministers over their demands remained inconclusive.

Earlier on Monday, tractor-trolleys set out from different parts of Punjab to join the protest, mainly to press for a law to guarantee a minimum support price for crops, while all eyes were on the second round of meeting between the government and the farmer union in Chandigarh.

“We do not think the government is serious on any of our demands. We do not think they want to fulfil our demands…. Tomorrow, we will march towards Delhi at 10 am,” farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher told reporters here after the meeting ended just before midnight. (PTI)

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