Delhi-Noida border: Farmer unions and other protestors have called for Bharat Bandh to show their rage against the three farm bills that were passed in the monsoon session of Parliament. The ordinances that were passed are The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
The farmers are outraged on passing of ordinances in Parliament
The farmers are unhappy on the passing of the bills as they are thinking that these bills will lower their income and in the name of economic growth BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) is trying to manipulate them. Lot of protest also happened in the Parliament against the bills by the opposition members. The protest turns into a violent one and 8 MPs of opposition parties were suspended form the upper house Rajya Sabha for one week on the account of indulging in violence against the Deputy Chairperson of the upper house Harivansh.
UP and Delhi Police are trying to convince farmers to call-off the protests
However the UP police is trying to persuade the protesters to call the protest off as it is highly dangerous for so many people to be in a group amid the Covid-19 pandemic. UP police is making attempts so that the farmers return to their respective villages. Noe the Delhi-Noida border is been deployed with around 150 Delhi Police personnel which are equipped with anti-riot equipment such as tear gas, water cannon and shells. They are deployed to prevent over 100 protesting farmers from crossing the border to continue their protests on a larger level.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), east, Delhi Police Jasmeet Singh is present at Delhi-Noida border to supervise the current situation and to ensure all the safety and security measures are followed. Delhi Police are also in discussions with the protesting farmer unions to call off the protest.