On Thursday, 29th November 2018 thousands of farmers made a huge gathering for two-day Kisan Mukti Protest, one of the greatest and major protests in India. For the 2 days March farmers started reaching Delhi and for this more than thousands of police personnel are deployed in the city, in order to view the crowd of farmers and to take care of the situation
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According to Madhur Verma who is the Deputy Commissioner of police (New Delhi), on Thursday, 29th November 2019, said that gathering of the farmers will be huge and the police department is expecting the crowd of 12,000 to 15,000. The farmers from all over India will gather at the Ramlila Maidan in central Delhi and organised a march to Parliament Street the next day on Friday.
Though, after the statement of Delhi’s Deputy Commissioner of police about gathering of 12- 15 thousand of farmers, the organisers of the event said that they are expecting over 40,000 farmers to march to Parliament Street on Friday.
The farmers are raising their voice against the agricultural and farming crisis, demanding a special three week joint sitting of Parliament to talk over the agrarian crisis faced by the farmers.
In just 2 months of time duration, this march is going to be the major protest of farmers in the national Capital, Delhi. Earlier on 2nd October 2018, the major protest took place at national capital by the thousands of farmers to demand support from the government. The protest took a violating turn when the Delhi police refused to enter thousands of farmers into the city, because of which at least 20 people as well as police personnel were wounded in a clash between marchers and security recruits at the Delhi-UP gate border on NH-24.
According to Madhur Verma, police is all set to challenge any kind of possible situation. He said, “We will depute our men to handle the gathering. Additional force and traffic diversions will be put in place only if required. So far no traffic restrictions have been imposed around Ramlila Maidan.”
“On Friday, the farmers plan to march up to Parliament Street. The march will be monitored to avoid the possibility of any untoward happening,” Verma said.
According to a Delhi government spokesperson who said that they have arranged all the facilities for the farmers and also emergency amenities are also fulfilled such as about 260 mobile toilets, drinking water tankers and ambulances for the protesters are implemented for the protesters.
The march is being organised under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), an umbrella body of around 200 farmer organisations from all over the nation. The two day march is being allocated as similar protest which was held on March this year from Nashik to Mumbai by more than 35,000 farmers across Maharashtra.
The farmers started entering Delhi on Thursday from Anand Vihar, Nizamuddin, Brijwasan, Majnu Ka Tila and Kishangarh, to reach Ramlila Maidan after 5pm, said by the organisers. This time, Police personnel are trying their best to avoid any kind of violence which took place at previous protest by farmers. They will keep a watch on those farmers as well as these areas to accomplish a non-violent and peaceful protest.