Farmer's Protest: 'Farmer's Parliament' will be set up at Jantar Mantar, heavy security arrangements from Tikri to Singhu border

Jantar Mantar: Delhi Police has taken written assurance from the farmer leaders that their protest at Jantar Mantar will be peaceful. There will be no more than 200 protesters at Jantar Mantar. Farmers will set up 'Kisan Sansad' here.

Farmer's Protest: 'Farmer's Parliament' will be set up at Jantar Mantar, heavy security arrangements from Tikri to Singhu border
'Kisan Sansad' will be held at Jantar Mantar from today. | Image credit: ANI

New Delhi: The farmers, who have been protesting on the borders of Delhi since November last, to demand the withdrawal of new agricultural laws, will march towards the capital today. Under the leadership of the United Kisan Morcha (SKM), the farmers will reach Jantar Mantar in the capital. Delhi Police has given permission to 200 farmers to stage a sit-in here. Here the farmers will stage a dharna from 11 am to 5 pm. In view of this demonstration of farmers, Delhi Police has made heavy security arrangements at Tikri border, Ghaziabad and Singhu border. Security has been tightened at Jantar Mantar as well. 

Rakesh Tikait left for Singhu Border Rakesh Tikait
, leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, has left for Singhu Border. Before leaving, Rakesh Tikait said, “I and eight other protesting farmers will go to Singhu Border. After that we will leave for Jantar Mantar. We will organize 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar. We will keep a watch on the proceedings of Parliament from here.

Delhi Police has told farmer leaders that there should not be more than 200 protesters at Jantar Mantar. Delhi Police has given permission for peaceful protest after getting assurance in writing from farmer leaders. 

Protesters will not go to Parliament House
After a meeting with Delhi Police officials on Tuesday, a farmers union leader said they would hold a peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar demanding abolition of agricultural laws and no protesters would go to Parliament. The farmers union leader had said, "We will organize 'Kisan Sansad' from July 22 till the end of the monsoon session and 200 protesters will go to Jantar Mantar every day." One speaker and one deputy speaker will be elected every day. The leader had said, “The APMC Act will be discussed in the first two days. Later on other bills will also be discussed every two days.