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Farmers protest : Delhi Cong supports Bharat Bandh, disrupts traffic

Farmers protest : Delhi Cong supports Bharat Bandh, disrupts traffic

New Delhi: Hundreds of Delhi Congress activists on Tuesday have come out in support of the 'Bharat Bandh'.

The workers led by the party unit chief Chaudhary Anil Kumar stopped the traffic on the Vikas Marg.

The Congress workers holding placards and banners raised slogans against the Central government demanding the repealing of the three farm laws.

They put the banners on the ITO flyover that read 'in support of farmers call of Bharat Bandh', and sat on the road disrupting the traffic on the Vikas Marg, which connects east Delhi with central Delhi.

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh are demanding the government to repeal of the three Farm Laws.

The farmer leaders' fifth round of meeting with the government representatives on Saturday remained inconclusive.

Another round of talks with farmers is scheduled on Wednesday afternoon.

The Delhi Police early on Tuesday intensified vigil at various entry points to the national capital.

Barricades have been put up at multiple check posts; there is reportedly special focusing on vehicles with Punjab and Haryana registration numbers.

Paramilitary platoons are also guarding check posts. Senior police officers oversee the security arrangements, says a report.

The city police force has made it clear that no disruption on the roads or forcefully stopping of vehicles will be allowed.

"Those seen disrupting normal life will be strongly dealt with, as per law. Delhi Police appeals to everybody not to disrupt life of common citizens and residents of Delhi. Delhi Police has made adequate arrangements to ensure normal movement of people on roads for proposed Bharat Bandh," said Eish Singhal PRO Delhi Police.

In New Delhi district prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CRPC has been imposed. All vehicles entering the district, noted for prominent government offices and parliament building, are being checked with multiple barricading at every entry point leading up to the district.

"We have not lowered our guard since the day the farmers agitation started on November 26," said a senior police officer about the day when thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana interiors started gathering at the Delhi borders.

"We have already put multiple barricades at all entry points of the New Delhi district. If we see a vehicle from border states like Punjab and Haryana we are verifying if they have genuine reasons to be in the city or are protesters," said a senior police officer.

The Delhi Police has also appealed to people not to block roads in the wake of Bharat Bandh and disrupt normal functioning and movement of people.

Delhi Police has also issued traffic advisory for smooth movement of vehicles and commuters.

The Delhi Traffic Police on Monday said the Singhu, Auchandi, Piao Maniyari, Mangesh, Tikri and Jharoda and Dhansa borders are closed. The National Highway-44 has also been closed on both sides.

IANS report with edits

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