Ahead of the nationwide Chakka Jam on February 6th announced by the farmers organizations the police in Delhi has turned the borders of the state into a fortress. The police has beefed up security, strengthened barricades with barbed wires and studded nails on roads at the borders of the national capital. These multiple layers of barricades have been reportedly built to stop the protesting farmers from crossing borders at Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu into Delhi. These are the three points where protests of the farmers have been going on for the last two months. Both Ghazipur and Singhu border have seen violence. Police say to prevent republic day like situation they have taken the steps.
According to the report by India.com, iron nails have been cemented on roads near the barricades at Tikri border in an attempt to stop protesting farmers who are agitating against the Centre’s new farm laws. At Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) Border, under the watch of police personnel, workers were seen hooking iron rods between two rows of cement barriers on a flank of the main highway. After a makeshift cement wall came up, another portion of the highway at Singhu border is now practically blocked. Multi-layer barricades have been put up at Ghazipur (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh) border to stop the movement of vehicles. Barbed wire has also been placed on roads to keep off people on foot.
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