What is farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march being vehemently blocked by Haryana govt?

Delhi Chalo March: Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place along the borders between Punjab and Haryana, particularly in Ambala, Jind, and Fatehabad districts.

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Delhi Chalo March: As anticipation builds for the 'Delhi Chalo' march organized by over 200 farmers' unions, the Haryana government has taken proactive steps to secure the region and maintain public order. Scheduled for February 13, the march aims to address various demands, prominently including the enactment of a law ensuring a minimum support price (MSP) for agricultural produce.

Delhi Chalo March: Internet services suspended

In light of the planned protest, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's administration has announced the suspension of mobile internet, bulk SMS, and dongle services in multiple districts until February 13. The affected districts include Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, and Sirsa. The directive encompasses bulk SMS and dongle services while retaining voice call functionality, starting from 6 am on February 11 until 11:59 pm on February 13.

Delhi Chalo March: Security measures at borders

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place along the borders between Punjab and Haryana, particularly in Ambala, Jind, and Fatehabad districts. Barricading efforts, overseen by the Haryana police and local administration, are underway, especially at the Ambala border. Haryana Director General of Police Shatrujeet Kapur, along with other senior officials, inspected the Shambhu border near Ambala to assess security measures.

Delhi Chalo March: Traffic advisory and route diversions

Commuters traveling from Chandigarh to Delhi are advised to explore alternative routes via Derabassi, Barwala/Ramgarh, Saha, Shahbad, Kurukshetra, or through Panchkula and NH-344 Yamunanagar Indri/Pipli, Karnal. Haryana Police has deployed 50 companies of central paramilitary forces to uphold law and order. Authorities have cautioned protesting farmers against unauthorized participation in the planned march and emphasized strict consequences for any public property damage.

Delhi Chalo March: Public appeal and precautionary measures

The general public is urged to limit travel to Punjab unless under urgent circumstances. Similar security protocols are being implemented in Jind and Fatehabad districts to manage the flow of demonstrators heading towards Delhi from the Ambala-Shambhu border, Khanauri-Jind, and the Dabwali border.

As tensions mount and preparations intensify, authorities remain vigilant to ensure the safety of citizens and the preservation of public infrastructure amidst the upcoming farmers' march.