Delhi Police has tightened the security amid Farmers’ protest against unemployment.
Mumbai: The Delhi Police tightened security at the Singhu and Ghazipur border crossings on the Delhi-Meerut expressway on Monday in anticipation of a farmers’ protest against unemployment at Jantar Mantar. At the Singhu boundary, which separates North West Delhi from Ghazipur, barriers have been erected.
In order to urge their unmet demands, the farmers’ umbrella organisation Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) had declared that they will commence a 75-hour sit-in in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday.
SKM, an umbrella organisation made up of about 40 farm organisations, has as its main demand the correct application of the minimum support price (MSP) for commodities.
Rakesh Tikait, the leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), participated in the Telangana leaders’ protest in New Delhi in April against the Center’s paddy procurement policy and said that there is a need for another protest in the country.
Mr Tikait also added that the Samyukt Kisan Morcha will back every Chief Minister who fights for the farmers’ issues.
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