A palpable tension grips the air in anticipation of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march by multiple farmer organisations.
Scheduled for February 13, this demonstration is a resurgence of the agrarian community’s demands, primarily the enactment of legislation to guarantee Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops. This demand echoes the promises made during the cessation of their previous agitation in 2021.
The government, wary of the impending march, has taken stringent security measures. The borders of Delhi, especially at Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri, are fortified with heightened security to prevent the influx of protestors. Haryana, acting as a buffer, has suspended mobile internet services in several districts and sealed its borders with Punjab to mitigate the mobilization of farmers.